Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock dated

Activision has high hopes.

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock will be released in the UK on 24th September, Activision has confirmed to Eurogamer.

The game will be released in North America four days later on the 28th.

"Year-to-date, the music category has been relatively quiet due in part to lack of new releases," said Activision CFO Thomas Tippl during last night's investor call.

"Warriors of Rock will be our only Guitar Hero release this year, and given its game quality and our full line-up of marketing activities, should generate consumer and retail excitement.

"This year's game will introduce for the first time a deep story mode with more challenges than ever before, rock-inspired new hardware, the ability to use your existing Guitar Hero music library and an authentic set list featuring 95 songs.

"The first million units of Warriors of Rock will be bundled and simultaneously launched with the first new Soundgarden album released in over 10 years."

Not in the UK it won't, Thomas.

"As we count down to the September 28th release, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Microsoft for the right leadership they've been providing for the franchise, selling nearly 40 million units to date, and maintaining an incredibly high level of quality over the past few years despite a one-year development cycle, something rarely accomplished in this industry."

Christian Donlan went hands-on for Eurogamer in June.

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