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New Guitar Hero to 're-imagine the series,' say developers

Live-action audiences and players take the place of computer-generated versions. (Source: Activision) Live-action audiences and players take the place of computer-generated versions. (Source: Activision)
The new Guitar Hero Live controller. (Source: Activision) The new Guitar Hero Live controller. (Source: Activision)
(WAFF) -

Activision, the company responsible for the wildly successful "Guitar Hero" franchise, announced it is "re-imagining the series for the modern era."

The newest edition, called "Guitar Hero Live," will reportedly replace the computer-generated audiences and characters with live-action counterparts, in "the world's first 24-hour playable music video network," according to a blog post by Activision's Scott Lowe.

Playable instruments, an iconic feature of the original series, will return, with the guitar controller said to be completely redesigned.

In addition to the console version, Guitar Hero Live will also include support for mobile devices.

Lowe said in his blog post that the game is now twofold - the "Live" game and "GHTV."

"While GH Live focuses on the thrill of the performance, GHTV is all about discovering new music," he wrote.

Artists said to be included in Guitar Hero Live include Fall Out Boy, Rolling Stones, The Lumineers, Carrie Underwood, Gary Clark Jr. The Black Keys and others.

More participating artists will be announced in the coming months.

Guitar Hero Live will be available on Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U and select mobile devices later in 2015.

Activision released a trailer announcing the game - click here to view.

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