It’s time to face that facts: The dominance that the music genre had over the gaming industry is slowly, but surely, coming to an end. But that hasn’t stopped Activision from claiming that the year’s entry for Guitar Hero, Warriors of Rock, will silence the critics and sell more copies than last year’s version, World Tour. Has Activision visited the future or will this rock show just not retire?
When speaking with MCV, Activision brand manager, Jonathan Edney, discussed the fact that he believes Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock will actually outsell Guitar Hero 5, which claimed #1 selling spot in the UK upon release, even outselling The Beatles: Rock Band in the region.
“Such is the quality of the game and the campaign we’re pulling together to support it, that we fully expect it to beat last year’s numbers and help retain Hero’s position as the most valuable music gaming franchise in the world.”
Most valuable music gaming franchise in the world or not, with a grand total of 4 rock-centric music titles (GH: WOR, Rock Band 3, Rock of the Dead and Power Gig: Rise of the SixString) hitting this fall, it seems Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is going to have plenty of competition in this battle of the digital bands!
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock battles its way into stores on September 24th in the UK and September 28th in the US.