Guitar Hero Live “Hero Powers” Feature Announced, New Screens Shown Off

In a press release, FreeStyleGames has announced that Guitar Hero Live will once again feature in-game power ups, formerly called “Star Power” in previous Guitar Hero games, and it will be called “Hero Powers.”

Here’s the info straight from the press release:

What are Hero Powers?
If you remember Star Power from previous games in the franchise, Hero Powers in Guitar Hero Live area lot like that, only much cooler. Hero Powers can be used in GHTV to give you power-ups that affectdifferent areas of gameplay. You can activate a Hero Power to boost your score while playing solo, or togive you a competitive edge during multiplayer. They are activated by the familiar tilt of the guitar, oryou can just hit the Hero Power button directly on the guitar controller.
Higher scores allow you to earn even more rewards and level up faster.
How to earn and equip Hero Powers?
As you play the game, you constantly earn in-game currency, which you can then use to acquire variousHero Powers. Before you play a song in GHTV, you’ll have the option to choose which Hero Power you’dlike to have equipped during the duration of that song for you to activate when you please.
Types of Hero Powers:
  • Clear Highway – Removes all immediate notes from your note highway instantly. The notes are counted as hits, which adds to your score, score streak and score multiplier. 

  • Double Multiplier – Your score multiplier will double for the duration of the Hero Power. 

  • Dial Down – Temporarily reduces the frequency of notes that appear in the note highway. Thisis especially effective during difficult portions of the song to maintain a big score multiplier.   

  • Dial Up – Temporarily increases the frequency of notes that appear in the note highway,therefore giving you a chance to increase your score.

  • Score Chaser – Maximum score multiplier is temporarily doubled.

  • Safety Net – Holds your multiplier and score streak at its current value.

  • Invincibility – Temporarily hits all notes, and missing notes do not register.

Screens of the in-game boosts can be seen below as well. 

Make sure you check out our preview of the upcoming music game to see why it gave us hope that the series can rise back from the grave.

Guitar Hero Live is scheduled for release this October 2o for the Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and PS4.