Activision to rock ’n’ roll again with ‘Guitar Hero’

April 14, 2015 2:11 PM

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Activision to rock ’n’ roll again with ‘Guitar Hero’

Classic rock bands rarely stay broken up and once-dominant video game franchises aren’t likely to lie dormant forever. Activision is resurrecting its famed “Guitar Hero” brand, relaunching the franchise later this year with new gear and an updated look.

Gone are digital avatars and rainbow-colored animations that marked the rhythm-based series’ rise to prominence in the mid-to-late 2000s. Instead, the upcoming “Guitar Hero Live” will seek to re-create the concert experience, giving players a first-person point of view and filmed concert sequences.

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