Presumably as part of an effort to not get overshadowed by EA’s Rock Band, Activision's upcoming Guitar Hero 4 will introduce additional instruments besides the coveted axe.
In an interview with Conde Nast Portfolio magazine, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick revealed that the fourth installment of the popular franchise will introduce new instruments to the game, including vocals, and even let players jam along with local bands from their area
"It's not just about guitars," Kotick said. "We'll include a lot of other instruments, vocals. It will help us expand internationally. It's the first game we've had in which we can use local content and local bands."
This is great idea…unless your local bands look like the guys pictured above! Yikes!
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