Activision's Band Hero Game Hits Stores

Posted on November 3, 2009

Activision's Band Hero hits stores today. The game from the makers of Guitar Hero is available for the Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DSLite. Players can create a band using any combination of multiple guitarists, bassists, drummers and vocalists. Each band can have up to four lead singers. Players can also use the karaoke-style Sing-Along mode.

Stars including Taylor Swift and Maroon 5's Adam Levine make appearances in Band Hero as playable characters. See how Taylor Swift was digitized for Band Hero in a previous post.

Dan Rosensweig, president and ceo of Guitar Hero, says in the announcement, "Band Hero takes the critically acclaimed Guitar Hero 5 game features to new heights and delivers the most popular artists into your living room. As our first E10+ rated console game, Band Hero will become the new soundtrack to family game night."

The games features songs from artists and bands including Taylor Swift, No Doubt, Lily Allen, The All-American Rejects and Jackson 5. Destructoid notes that Styx "Mr. Roboto" is on the song list. Players can also import select songs from Guitar Hero 5, Guitar Hero Smash Hits and Guitar Hero World Tour.

The new Band Hero commercial features Taylor Swift singing while Travis Barker, Pete Wentz and Rivers Cuomo rock out to Taylor Swift's song "Love Story." Here's the Taylor Swift version.

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