Activision has formally pulled the cover off three new Hero titles set to ship this fall: DJ Hero, Band Hero, and Guitar Hero 5.
It isn't like we didn't know about the games, of course. But this is the first we've really gotten a look at the new DJ Hero turntable controller (seen here), as well as any pertinent information about the others. Here's the official Activision word about the three new games:
DJ Hero: The company's groundbreaking DJ Hero expands Guitar Hero's signature social gaming to all-new consumers with the addition of diverse music genres including hip-hop, R&B, Motown, electronica and dance. Introducing an all-new innovative turntable controller, DJ Hero transforms players into DJs who rule the club scene by creating original mixes of popular songs and music from the world's most exciting artists and DJs.
Guitar Hero 5: Letting fans continue to fulfill their rock fantasies, Guitar Hero 5 features the hottest rock and roll artists today as well as classic rock bands and gives players an unprecedented level of control over the way they play the game with the ability to drop in and out of songs and change band members, instruments and difficulty levels on the fly.
Band Hero: The franchises' first E10+ rated console game, Band Hero delivers an exciting music collection featuring top-40 hits designed to expand the experience to a new genre and appeal to a broad family audience who can play together on the guitar, drums, bass and microphone. The game builds upon Guitar Hero's easy-to-play, difficult-to-master signature gameplay and allows novice players and expert fans to join together on their favorite songs.
So, DJ Hero sounds like it could be kind of cool. GH5, gonna be more of the same - no reason for Activision to reinvent an extremely popular wheel, after all - and Band Hero, uh... sounds like the standard Rock Band / Guitar Hero formula, except with the Jonas Brothers.
...yeah, I'm gonna have to pass on that last one, Activision.