More Guitar Hero this year.
Guitar Hero 5 is self explanatory, but the other two new franchises could use a bit of explaining. And here I go:
- DJ Hero will use the new turntable controller and situate itself within the “hip-hop, R&B, Motown, electronica and dance” music genres.
- Band Hero is confusing the moniker used to describe what will essentially be “Guitar Hero for kids”. Expect “Top 40” hits styled music.
With music game revenue down 36% for the first quarter of 2009, it’ll be interesting to see if these new franchises will spark interest with new audiences. I personally haven’t played a single one of these music games and I don’t intend to.