Guitar Hero 4 Includes Song Creation and Sharing, Multiple Instruments, Van Halen, Linkin Park

By Chris Faylor, May 12, 2008 4:09pm PDT Neversoft's Guitar Hero IV (PS3, PS2, X360, Wii) will feature custom song creation and multiple instruments when it arrives this fall, according to the June issue of Game Informer magazine.

As relayed by trustworthy NeoGAF user SolidSnakeX, the fourth Guitar Hero title will expand the series' offerings to include drum and vocal gameplay in addition to bass and guitar. It is not known if the controllers for Harmonix's multi-instrument music title Rock Band will be compatible.

The song creation functionality will somehow allow users to customize everything but vocals, though the specifics of this remain unclear. Users will apparently be able to upload and share songs on all platforms, and will even be able to create their own album art.

Four bands have been confirmed thus far for the game--Van Halen, The Eagles, Linkin Park and Sublime--with Neversoft noting that all songs within the game will be master tracks provided by record labels.

In addition to song creation, Guitar Hero IV is said to place a strong emphasis on player and instrument customization, in part due to the recent legal troubles with guitar maker Gibson.

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  • Lets hope that the singing isn't as shitty as it is in Rock Band. That is the worst part about rock band and nobody ever wants to sing when we play. Singstar for p3 should be pretty sweet.

    Also on the rockband note...the original song selection just hasn't been as good as Guitar Hero, which is surpirsing with MTV owning it. The DLC has offered some good tunes however...I know it's hard to please everyone.

    I think the Band list so far is nice....as a bonus they should include all the songs from GH1,GH2, and 80's! Or at least offer them as downloadable paks.