Activision confirms Guitar Hero 5 date

It's out a week before Beatles: Rock Band.

Activision has confirmed the September release date for Guitar Hero 5 that we told you about back in March. Gosh.

The 1st September date is stamped on the freshly-launched Guitar Hero 5 website alongside a sweepstake to win some real-life concert tickets if you can guess the full-game song line-up.

So far we know that the bands will include The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes, Kings of Leon, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Santana, Vampire Weekend, Beastie Boys, Coldplay, Duran Duran, Gorillaz, Jimmy Eat World, Muse and The Raconteurs.

We also know Guitar Hero 5 will allow players to use any combination of instruments and join in mid-song. It's less faffy.

There are plenty of other improvements besides. All the DLC for Guitar Hero World Tour will not only be compatible, but the existing game will be patched to support the upgrades and enhancements in GH5.

Head over to our Guitar Hero 5 gamepage for a couple of screenshots.

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