• Posted

Guitar Hero Live Pits James Franco Against Lenny Kravitz!

With just a couple weeks to go until the highly-anticipated return of Guitar Hero, Activision Publishing, is kicking off the launch for Guitar Hero Live with the release of a new live action trailer starring James Franco and Lenny Kravitz (which you can see below).

Helmed by director Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia, SNL), the “Win the Crowd” video features the actor and the legendary rock-star going head-to-head to see who truly is the king of the music festival circuit in Guitar Hero Live.

The trailer features Kravitz’ hit track “Are You Gonna Go My Way,” which will also be playable in the game. The start of the campaign sets the stage for the release of Guitar Hero Live, which marks the beginning of a new era in music games and introduces two exciting new ways to play the game: GH Live, in which you play in-front of real crowds who react to your performance, and GHTV, the world’s first playable music video network.

Guitar Hero Live gives you the chance to live out your rock star fantasy in front of a real audience that reacts to how you play, so watching James Franco and Lenny Kravitz challenging each other to win the crowd in the game brought that excitement to life in a really cool way,” said Tim Ellis, CMO, Activision Publishing, Inc. “Some of the best moments captured on film were purely spontaneous between James and Lenny. They had great chemistry and had a lot of fun with the game. We just let them loose.”

Guitar Hero Live includes two all-new modes, including a first-person point of view where you are up on stage as the star of the show. A quantum leap forward in immersion and realism, GH Live is a live-action experience that delivers the full emotional roller coaster of being on stage, with players performing in a real band, in front of real crowds, who react in real time to how well or poorly you play. The game also includes GHTV, a revolutionary new way to play Guitar Hero. The 24-hour playable music video network lets fans play along to a continually-updated collection of official videos, from the newest releases to favourite hits. GHTV is a living, breathing platform that will continue to grow, serving as an ever-expanding source for music discovery while bringing the party atmosphere back to the living room.

Guitar Hero Live will be available nationwide on 23rd October on PS4 and PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, the Wii U console as well as iOS devices including iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

For more information, please visit http://www.guitarhero.com, www.facebook.com/GuitarHero, www.youtube.com/guitarhero or follow @guitarhero on Twitter and Instagram.

DOOM VFR Now Available for PlayStation VR and HTC VIVE

DOOM VFR Now Available for PlayStation VR and HTC VIVE

Ever wondered exactly how tall a Cyberdemon is? Well now you can find out, virtually that is! Basically DOOM VFR is now available worldwide for PlayStation VR and HTC VIVE. Developed...

News Crowdedbrain - avatar Crowdedbrain

Read more
TEAC launches a 'Tie-Die' turntable

TEAC launches a 'Tie-Die' turntable

Teac have launched the TN-420 'Tie-Die' turntable, according to the blurb this 2-speed turntable combines a high density MDF base with a machined aluminium platter to deliver top-notch resonance rejection...

News Crowdedbrain - avatar Crowdedbrain

Read more
Phish & Chips Please, Jenson Button

Phish & Chips Please, Jenson Button

British racing driver Jenson Button has swapped the F1 paddock for fried haddock as he took the wheel of Santander’s unique scam-busting Phish & Chips van and served fresh fish and...

News Crowdedbrain - avatar Crowdedbrain

Read more
EDIFIER Releases its latest 2.0 speaker: S2000 Pro

EDIFIER Releases its latest 2.0 speaker: S2000 Pro

Edifier, a global designer and manufacturer of audio systems has brought cutting edge sound technology to a classic style with its latest 2.0 speaker. Edifier’s S2000 Pro which pays tribute to...

News Crowdedbrain - avatar Crowdedbrain

Read more
Turtle Beach Launches Recon Camo Multiplatform Gaming Headset

Turtle Beach Launches Recon Camo Multiplatform Gaming Headset

Gaming headset and audio accessory brand Turtle Beach has announced the global retail availability of the new Recon Camo multiplatform gaming headset for Xbox One, PS4, PC/Mac, and mobile/tablet devices.

News Crowdedbrain - avatar Crowdedbrain

Read more
Are Your Curtains About To Become Your Alarm Clock?

Are Your Curtains About To Become Your Alarm Clock?

The clocks go back this weekend in an attempt to lighten up those already dark mornings.  Waking up during the winter months is always challenging, with many choosing to hit...

News Crowdedbrain - avatar Crowdedbrain

Read more