Over 3,000 stores will be participating in the Guitar Hero Live demo at Gamestop. The promotion, exclusive to the USA, will allow gamers to come in and try Guitar Hero Live on October 3.

The game will release 17 days later on October 20th, 2015. Guitar Hero Live features a brand new controller with 6 buttons; the guitar is being marketed as easier to learn, harder to master.

The Guitar Hero franchise started back in 2005, with the last ‘true’ Guitar Hero game releasing in 2007. Many games came afterwords featuring Aerosmith, Metallica, and eventually evolving into Band Hero. The franchise took a turn for the milked after releasing DJ Hero in 2009, and even DJ Hero 2 in 2010.

Band Hero was initially created to help combat Rock Band, which utilized 4 different instruments to give for a more group feel. The Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Vocals were all a part of the Rock Band franchise, and eventually crossed over into Band Hero.

The announcement of Guitar Hero Live and Rock Band 4 was anything but expected, with fans believing the franchises had officially been finished. Rock Band 4 is releasing on October 6th, just after Guitar Hero Live’s demo day.

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