Activision is not going to let this Hero thing go, not while there's still money to be made off music-loving gamers. In fact, they've recently announced three new Hero games for fall: Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero, and DJ Hero.
Guitar Hero 5 will be another installation in the Guitar Hero line, featuring more rock music from both contemporary and classic groups. It'll probably just offer some new tunes, as we haven't heard much about gameplay changes.
Related to that, we have Band Hero, which will be rated Everyone 10+ (a Hero franchise first), and features an "exciting music collection featuring top-40 hits" designed for broader appeal. Like the Rock Band games from Harmonix, Band Hero will allow gamers to play on numerous instrument controllers, including the guitar, bass, drums, and microphone.
Third is DJ Hero, a title revolving around the art of scratching. The tracks will consist of hip-hop, R&B, Motown, electronica, and dance tunes, and the gameplay makes use of an all-new turntable controller. Looks like Activision is going ahead production, despite their ongoing legal dispute over some shady dealings in an effort to stall their main competitor, Scratch: The Ultimate DJ.
“Guitar Hero has made music social again and has become one of the most popular ways to experience music,” said Dan Rosensweig, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Guitar Hero franchise. “Today’s fans enjoy a variety of music and are looking for more ways to engage with their favourite songs, artists and fellow fans. These games will let them listen, participate and socialize with music in ways they have never been able to before.”