MSN has posted its first look at Activision’s upcoming top-40s-focused Hero game, Band Hero, revealing the first official tracks and features. Of the 65 on-disc tracks, five have been revealed so far.
- Taylor Swift – “Picture to Burn”
- No Doubt – “Just a Girl”
- Lily Allen – “Take What You Take”
- The All-American Rejects – “Dirty Little Secret”
- Jackson 5 – “ABC”
Other announced artists include Fall Out Boy, Maroon 5, The Killers, and Snow Patrol. This is in addition to the artists revealed quietly by the Band Hero trailer at E3 that no one but us paid any attention to — the Go-Gos, Janet Jackson, Culture Club, The Turtles, Marvin Gaye, and Jesse McCartney.
Features wise, it sounds pretty much identical to what’s been announced for Guitar Hero 5, including drop-in and drop-out instrument gameplay. New to the game is a classic karaoke mode, which sounds like it will just up to four players sing or hum along to their favorite tracks. We may or may not know more about the game, but if we said anything before mid-August, we’d have to kill you.
There’s a new trailer over at MSN, if you’re interested in looking at two chicks rock out to Lily Allen’s “Take What You Take,” before the entire neighborhood shows up. Note the new sexy new Guitar Hero drum set, if you’re looking for an upgrade.