New Instrument for Rock Band 3 Leads to New Guitar
Hero Instrument Announcement

By Halolz Senior E3 2010 Correspondent Mike Moore

Vuvuzela HeroDuring E3 Harmonix announced a number of improvements that are coming to their latest edition to the Rock Band series, Rock Band 3. Perhaps chief among them was the inclusion of a new keyboard controller, and a pro difficulty mode that more closely simulates actually playing the actual instrument.

Upon seeing the positive reception these additions have gotten from the press, Activision has decided to incorporate a new instrument into both the Guitar Hero and Band Hero series of games, the vuvuzela.

Activision hopes to take advantage of the instruments new found popularity at the World Cup in South Africa saying, “Everyone has been talking about this vuvuzela horn instrument lately. So we thought since it’s obviously so popular that it would make a great addition to our Hero franchises.”

From what we were able to discern from the Guitar/Band Hero designers, the vuvuzela will work much like the singing does. But instead of matching the pitch of the singer vocals, the player will need to match a varying level of loudness.

“We are also looking to possibly have harmonizing of the vuvuzelas, if players have multiple vuvuzelas hooked into the system at the same time,” the designers also noted.

[Image courtesy of Olybop]

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Posted by Michael Moore on June 24, 2010 · 4:44 PM 
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71 Responses to “[ARTICLE] New Guitar Hero Instrument Announcement”

  1. GeneralManly on June 24th, 2010 8:49 pm

    I dare not challenge Colonel Obvious's firstness again. Anyway, I'd probably buy that.

  2. Alfa on June 24th, 2010 8:51 pm

    I always liked ''Bees'' by ''CapeTown''
    Though I like ''South African Anthem'' better since it goes like

  3. NoChorus on June 24th, 2010 8:55 pm

    Awesome! Now I can have the sound of angry bees in my own home without the bees!

  4. on June 24th, 2010 4:56 pm


  5. MrRaccoon on June 24th, 2010 8:59 pm

    Thank you very much, but i'll stick with Cowbell Hero target="_blank">

  6. Leo058 on June 24th, 2010 9:08 pm


    Does it come with real ear damage as well?

  7. fmarulz on June 24th, 2010 9:23 pm

    next game… ACCORDION HERO target="_blank">

  8. Leo058 on June 24th, 2010 9:42 pm


  9. Leo058 on June 24th, 2010 5:43 pm
  10. Terpsichore on June 24th, 2010 10:30 pm

    Shawn, what is it with you and loose connections to bees?

  11. BlueChameleon on June 24th, 2010 10:43 pm


  12. Tifakitteh on June 24th, 2010 11:11 pm

    "instead of matching the pitch of the singer vocals, the player will need to match a varying level of loudness."
    That's about EA's quality right now. bzzzzZZZZZ-ZZZZZ-ZZZzzz…

    Also, did the image spawn the idea of the story, or the "journalist" had the picture done after coming up with the story?

  13. Darkangelsv1 on June 24th, 2010 11:32 pm

    And this is why I stick with Harmonix.

  14. Alfa on June 24th, 2010 11:37 pm

    Seconded mate! Why do americans think their so called ''football'' is supposed to be called ''FOOTBALL''?! If you cant find a name for your sport then make a new one! Dont rip it off a good sports name >.<

  15. GeneralManly on June 24th, 2010 11:57 pm

    Does NEGATIVE 69 count for something? I mean, I'm actually in possession of an actual top hat and monocle already, so.

  16. smashpro1 on June 25th, 2010 12:52 am


  17. FrEEz on June 25th, 2010 1:27 am

    This is either a very late very lame april fools joke, or Activision got high along with the konami dudes at E3.

  18. AuraMaster on June 24th, 2010 9:52 pm

    I'll stick to Heroin Hero, thanks. I'm gonna catch that pink dragon tonight, I tell ya!

    EDIT: ALERT! Troll in the base!

  19. MrRaccoon on June 25th, 2010 4:01 am

    I've seen the changes guys, there are trolls in the place, or are there?
    I mean, we had trolls before, those whose commens made us angry and such, but they never last. But now, what pleasure would they find on -1ing a whole thread?
    I know people het pretty butthurted about their e-peens, but the recovery goes as fast as someone notices.
    Wich has made me think, what if someone is -1 people with the pourpose of making the recovery team +1 people qith no reason? For what I know, for each -1 troll, there are 2 or more +1 fairies.
    Of course, I've also noticed -1s are running too fast around the site, so there must be at least 1 pureblood troll around
    Just trowing that out there

  20. dimomarg on June 25th, 2010 7:28 am


    And that, my friends, is what vuvuzela hero is all about.

  21. Tifakitteh on July 7th, 2010 12:33 pm

    If anyone ever happens onto this, and reads this comment…
    Someone made teh funnies.
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