Activision Finally Confirms Guitar Hero: Van Halen (May 10, 2009) —Activision Publishing announced news that’s music to the ears of its Guitar Hero franchise fans. It will release three new Guitar Hero titles this fall. DJ Hero, Guitar Hero 5, and Band Hero are nearly ready for release. The company has confirmed that “Guitar Hero: Van Halen” is on tap.

van-halenThe previously confirmed “DJ Hero,” was still doesn’t have a full set list in place, but the company has released new details about the controller. It will be a single turntable device with three colored buttons similar to the five fret buttons featured on “Guitar Hero.”

The company said about the “Band Hero” that is positioned as a more family-oriented version of “Guitar Hero,” focusing on top 40 hits.

“Guitar Hero 5” is expected to be similar to all previous installments, but with the ability to “drop in and out of songs and change band members, instruments and difficulty levels on the fly.”

The company confirmed the development of “Guitar Hero: Van Halen” on the top. It is scheduled for release in the second half of the year.

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