Wednesday, 8 July 2015

In celebration of San Diego Comic-Con this week, the team at FreeStyleGames is showing off Hero Powers in Guitar Hero Live.

Any fan of the franchise knows that no shredding skills are complete without a few in-game boosts. In Guitar Hero Live, they are called Hero Powers, the in-game power-ups that can give you a score boost or competitive edge as you rock out in GHTV.

Hero Powers in GHTV

What are Hero Powers?
If you remember Star Power from previous games in the franchise, Hero Powers in Guitar Hero Live are a lot like that, only much cooler. Hero Powers can be used in GHTV to give you power-ups that affect different areas of gameplay. You can activate a Hero Power to boost your score while playing solo, or to give you a competitive edge during multiplayer. They are activated by the familiar tilt of the guitar, or you 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 various Hero Powers. Before you play a song in GHTV, you’ll have the option to choose which Hero Power you’d like 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 counts 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. This is 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.

Also, anyone at Comic-Con with a valid event badge can play Guitar Hero Live. Fans can head to the Xbox Lounge in the Manchester Grand Hyatt, where the game will be playable from Thursday right through to Sunday!

Guitar Hero Live will be available from 23rd October in the UK, on the PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U™ and select mobile devices to be announced soon.  

For more information about Guitar Hero Live, please visit or follow @guitarhero on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

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