Band Hero - Debut Trailer

By Jorge Ba-oh 22.07.2009 14

Band Hero - Debut Trailer on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

Activision has revealed the debut trailer for upcoming family-friendly music game, Band Hero.

The title seems to follow a similar setup, but with a more accessible interface and range of tunes to listen and perform to. The likes of Jackson 5, No Doubt, Taylor Swift and Lily Allen will make the 65-track setlist.

Thanks to Joystiq.

What do you think of Band Hero? Is it worth splitting the Guitar Hero range for what's nearly the same?

Box art for Band Hero
Developer

Vicarious Visions

Publisher

Activision

Genre

Rhythm

Players

4

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European release date Out now   North America release date Out now   Japan release date None   Australian release date Out now   

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NOOOO!!!!!!!!! Now even Guitar Hero is being taken over by casuals.SmilieSmilie

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Weo said:
NOOOO!!!!!!!!! Now even Guitar Hero is being taken over by casuals.SmilieSmilie

casuals FTW!!

Does this mean that Guitar Hero will once again be dedicated to guitars or will it be going away entirely? I don't understand why you would have both Guitar Hero and Band Hero on the market if they are essentially the same game with different music genres. Also isn't Band Hero a little too close to Rock Band? I smell a lawsuit. Smilie

Weo said:
NOOOO!!!!!!!!! Now even Guitar Hero is being taken over by casuals.SmilieSmilie

What? Guitar hero has always been a casual game


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Yeah I don\'t get it. First there was Guitar Hero with just a guitar, then came Rock Band which also had drums and a mic. Then Guitar Hero suddenly had drums and mics. And now there\'s Band Hero, which has guitars, drums and mics, so the same as Rock Band and Guitar Hero?
Smilie

( Edited 22.07.2009 19:11 by Canyarion )

Mario_0 said:
Weo said:
NOOOO!!!!!!!!! Now even Guitar Hero is being taken over by casuals.SmilieSmilie

What? Guitar hero has always been a casual game[/q]

Well...taken over by casual music.

( Edited 22.07.2009 19:25 by Weo )

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They are milking this franchise way too much


Mario_0 said:
Weo said:
NOOOO!!!!!!!!! Now even Guitar Hero is being taken over by casuals.SmilieSmilie

What? Guitar hero has always been a casual game

My point exactly.

I think this whole music-game thing should just stop. Same with most casual stuff that just gets repeated over and over.

Just let it die, please.

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Robertd1138 said:
Also isn't Band Hero a little too close to Rock Band? I smell a lawsuit. Smilie

It seems like someone doesn't remember "Guitar Hero World Tour". I bet the World Tour peripherals won't even work on this "new" one!

I'm with you guys, this is all a bunch of hype and milking over one damn hit.

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PK Mongoose said:

It seems like someone doesn't remember "Guitar Hero World Tour". I bet the World Tour peripherals won't even work on this "new" one!

That's one thing I'm willing to disagree on. All instruments are generally compatible with every game now; at least Sony and Microsoft have forced both Harmonix and Activision's hands on this one, they have to be cross-compatible. The same will more than likely ring true for Nintendo.

While I'm not opposed to the idea of new music genres coming into Rock Band/Guitar Hero - quite the opposite, I think it's absolutely fantastic that pop and such will be coming in to expand the audience and appeal of the series, and it gives some much-needed variety to the games - I am not a fan of this split. I don't see why the mainstream music has to be separated into another game, and even a 'new' series; why not put ALL of these songs into Guitar Hero 5 and double the number of tracks in that game instead? Why take the risk of creating a 'new' series, that is essentially the same as the old one, without the brand recognition that has been built up? DJ Hero works as an expansion to the ___ Hero brand as it is something completely different - this is just something that will fragment the fanbase.

I have a similar problem with Rock Band and the way that they have thrown more mainstream titles into the forthcoming LEGO Rock Band, but the difference is that they're keeping the franchise title within it so they lose no recognition, and with the track record of Harmonix it's highly possible that any new songs contained within that game will be either exportable into the core Rock Band games or made downloadable later. The Beatles Rock Band is the exception to that due to the strict licence associated with the band, but otherwise they have shown commitment to trying to get Rock Band off the ground as a 'platform' of sorts. This has not happened with Guitar Hero, and they've even gone a completely different direction and turned out even more titles rather than focus on one or two.

I'm not going to rule out playing it, but I'm unimpressed that this and Guitar Hero could not just be compounded into one. It stinks of market saturation and greed; if Guitar Hero was marketed correctly with the inclusion of these tracks as well as the ones already being included in it, they could just as easily lap up more people with the same brand.

There is no different other than a causual song list. Did not see that comming (sarcasm). I'm surprised they didn't do it sooner tbh.

I'm so torn. I hate No Doubt, but I love Snow Patrol.

I don't understand the new name. Why not release this as a "Pop" track pack for GH: WT or GH 5. That is essentially all this is. In Activision's defense (on milking the franchise), 65 songs for $50, (US) versus 200 Wii Points per song, is a good deal...assuming you like most of the songs, of course.

I'll stick with Rock Band they have AC/DC and 12 Iron Maiden songs.

that whole thing is bollocks. Not that there's a new game, but that there's a new boxed game instead of millions and millions of DLC on one game. Why not making a game where you can select what you want to play or even mixed play: select rock, pop or even salsa or cross-over. Then you start a career with this.

I want to play some songs in every guitar-game, but I love rock and not pop. Actually I want to select a range of songs to play career with. I don't want the crap in all the GH and RB titles.
I don't want Jackson Fives or even Slayer (I am too un1337 for the guitar and music).

So: offer a ton of DLC, sort them into difficulty-levels that you can actuylla start a career with these DLCs and you would be happy. People would also buy a lot more DLC for 2 EUR per piece then 3 Guitar Hero's a year for 175 EUR... But they only would buy the classics, no one would buy the crap. I don't want a 50 bucks game with 6 great songs and the rest one being mediocre or crap. That's to expensive for me.

I am a Guitar Hero and didn't like Rock Band, but the latter one does it right: They throw a whole lotta DLC to us (and great ones, too!). The former throwas a whole lotta crap to us... and then they sell 5 games a year. damn!

I find your lack of faith disturbing!

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