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Band Hero To Bring Pop Music To Your Plastic This November

Taylor Swift and Lily Allen to appear on Band Hero soundtrack this November.

If you were a Band Hero, you might look something like this.  
MSN has posted the first teaser trailer for Activision's Band Hero, but unless you like seeing pretty people bouncing around holding plastic instruments while Lily Allen is played, you probably don't need to bother watching it.

As expected, the game will be taking on more of a poppy, family friendly focus compared to the T-rated Guitar Hero series, which is obviously fueled by the power of Satan and shouldn't be played by anyone under the age of 40. The Band Hero trailer specifically mentions the following songs:

  • Taylor Swift - Picture to Burn
  • No Doubt - Just A Girl
  • Lily Allen - Take What You Take
  • The All-American Rejects - Dirty Little Secret
  • Jackson 5 - ABC

The Killers and Snow Patrol are also mentioned in the MSN story accompanying the video. Additional details make the November release sound an awful lot like the Guitar Hero 5 feature set, with Party Play and RockFest both getting mentions. Looks like it'll also be backwards compatible with downloaded content from Guitar Hero World Tour (which would also make it compatible with any songs you buy for GH5, if I'm not mistaken).

The game will be released on the 360, Wii, PS2, PS3, and DS this year. It'll be interesting to see if the DS game is entirely new and functional on the DSi or if this is just another song update to the tech built for the DS versions of Guitar Hero. Jeff Gerstmann on Google+
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Posted by Jeff
If you were a Band Hero, you might look something like this.  
MSN has posted the first teaser trailer for Activision's Band Hero, but unless you like seeing pretty people bouncing around holding plastic instruments while Lily Allen is played, you probably don't need to bother watching it.

As expected, the game will be taking on more of a poppy, family friendly focus compared to the T-rated Guitar Hero series, which is obviously fueled by the power of Satan and shouldn't be played by anyone under the age of 40. The Band Hero trailer specifically mentions the following songs:

  • Taylor Swift - Picture to Burn
  • No Doubt - Just A Girl
  • Lily Allen - Take What You Take
  • The All-American Rejects - Dirty Little Secret
  • Jackson 5 - ABC

The Killers and Snow Patrol are also mentioned in the MSN story accompanying the video. Additional details make the November release sound an awful lot like the Guitar Hero 5 feature set, with Party Play and RockFest both getting mentions. Looks like it'll also be backwards compatible with downloaded content from Guitar Hero World Tour (which would also make it compatible with any songs you buy for GH5, if I'm not mistaken).

The game will be released on the 360, Wii, PS2, PS3, and DS this year. It'll be interesting to see if the DS game is entirely new and functional on the DSi or if this is just another song update to the tech built for the DS versions of Guitar Hero.
Posted by RipTheVeins

fuck no.

Posted by Systech

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Posted by KillaMaStA

More music games, oh god.

Posted by DondonIcon

Ugh.

Posted by Evan007

Oh Activision (facepalm)...Thank god you've got a new Call of Duty coming out.

Posted by Arkthemaniac

Okay, seriously, as vulgar as this sounds . . . could Activision just pull out already? This series is well beyond raped.

Edited by FlipperDesert

Fuck yeah! Gonna get on the drums and play No Doubt on expert plus plus plus! You have four bass pedals in that one.

On second thoughts, maybe not.

Posted by TheLawnWrangler

DJ Hero seemed skeptical to me, but ended up looking pretty awesome.

This... this better have something cool... jesus really?? man this just sounds... weird
Posted by _Horde

Sweet! Not getting this.

Posted by XaiaX
@FlipperDesert: 
I picked up the No Doubt greatest hits pack for Rock Band, and the drum parts are surprisingly interesting. Some of them are downright HARD, too. I'm looking at you, "New". Although, "Excuse Me, Mr." is a bit frenetic, too.
Posted by CowMuffins

Already preordered for PS2.

Posted by Vance_Helsing

Taylor Swift is really pretty- she's close enough to my age that I can say that without feeling all dirty and stuff.

Um...to make this related to the post, I know this game isn't for me, but couldn't they have did something else with those graphics. I mean, this literally looks like Guitar Hero but with Kidz Bop songs. Couldn't they have been bothered to make the game stand out on its own?

Posted by YoungDetective

I had a friend complain a bit ago about Rock Band "stealing Guitar Hero's idea". I just always laugh at that story, so I thought this would be where to share it.

ALSO: Wouldn't it be Band Heroes? Band Hero would just be a game for those one-man-band cats - the ones with trumpets strapped to their harmonicas strapped to their knees and such.

Posted by lacke

Is Band Hero Activision's answer to LEGO Rock Band? Otherwise I don't get it.

Posted by Griffinhollow

Terrible music (ABC being an exception) on a terrible game engine? Oh boy, I'm so excited!

Posted by growl

sounds like a shit version of guitar hero 5

Posted by HairyMike87

So now there's band hero and guitar hero 5 coming out this year. does that really make sense?

Posted by Bucketdeth

Lolololol, ActiFucking waste of time.

Posted by dbz1995

The songs are really gonna suck on everything bar the vocals. If they manage to pull that part off well, then who knows? It might be an interesting game.

For the first ever time, Im disagreeing with Jeff.

Posted by OllyOxenFree

Activision is the new EA.

Posted by JJOR64
@OllyOxenFree said:
" Activision is the new EA. "
What he said.  Activision is now whoring out GH and CoD now.
Posted by wrecks

Will it never end?!! Please God, make it stop.

Posted by Death_Unicorn

Meh.

Posted by Bubahula

disgusting

Posted by MetalGearSunny

Could they at least spend some time working on the title of the damn game?

Posted by FuzzYLemoN

Weak. As if GH5 wasn't bad enough... this is atrocious.

Posted by coolfurby

Pop music already has enough plastic.
AMIRITE???

Posted by asian_pride

What is this...I dont even...

Posted by Bruce

ENOUGH OF THIS BULLSHIT!

IT WAS COOL FOR THE FIRST TWO GUITAR HEROS BUT NOW ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

PLASTIC CRAP AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Posted by phlegms

FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU........

Posted by Naikori

Please Activision, Guitar Hero III was enough...

Posted by JJWeatherman

I follow music games fairly closely, and I was under the impression that this game wasn't real! I thought it was one of those things that got copyrighted but would end up nowhere. Uggg, looks... not good.

Posted by Ouroboros

Again, all of these songs could've been addressed as DLC and I wouldnt be surprised if most of the songlist is Rock Band DLC anyways.

Posted by addictedtopinescent
@Arkthemaniac said:
" Okay, seriously, as vulgar as this sounds . . . could Activision just pull out already? This series is well beyond raped. "
No no, Im pretty sure they can keep finiding new and ''creative ways'' to rape it some more
Posted by Timma1083

For the love of God, make it stop.

Posted by Vorbis

Dear god make it stop.

Posted by VilhelmNielsen

I hate Activision, I really do.

Posted by Jensonb

Band Hero...Jesus Christ, it's got a name like it's a ripoff of both Guitar Hero and Rock Band.

And yet, it's actually a spinoff of Guitar Hero.

I hate Activision...And I used to be one of the ones who liked them.

Edited by DeadMonkeys

I start to recover from the flu, and what's this?

Looks like the yiffing furry-spawn of activision strikes again.

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Posted by Rasgueado

Band Hero?? With a name like that I was expecting a horn section and a junior high school reduction of the theme from Jurassic Park.

Posted by idiotic_genius1

Band Hero? You got to be fucking kidding me.

Posted by MeatSim

More games with plastic instruments that's just what we needed.

Posted by Otacon

they'll probably sell it in the uk at their new premiums as well. And it will sell.

Posted by SidVicious

5$ they they start naming them yearly, Guitar Hero 2010!

Posted by Chirotera

I hear Band Hero 2 is slated for a December release, with Band Hero 3 coming out in early 2010.

Posted by TheHT

The name Band Hero leaves a dirty taste in my mouth. Ugh.

Posted by YetiAntics

NEVER

Posted by Spencer

Hey, this bit of information might be of interest to DSi owners.  Taken from their website, under a promotion: "..entered into the Join The Band Sweepstakes for your chance to win a Band Hero Band Kit on the platform of your choice as well as a Band Hero Band Bundle exclusively for the Nintendo DS™ Lite."

Posted by GamerGeek360

The sad thing is I decided a while ago to own every music game I can for my 360 and so that means I'll probably buy this. When and for how much? I don't know.

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