The upcoming Guitar Hero Live, the first main entry game in the series released in five years, has just received a concrete release date of October 20th, courtesy of Activision. The game, which is developed by FreeStyleGames (DJ Hero), puts a deeper emphasis on guitars and your interaction with the crowds, thanks to a live action crowd being present during your song. If you do well, the crowd responds accordingly. The same can be said if you’re doing poorly. There’s also a new Guitar Hero TV mode, which is a 24-hour streaming service where you can jump on to any song at any time and play along.

Along with the announcement of the release date came the announcement of the bundles. Since the game is not backwards-compatible with any previous instruments, you’ll need to buy the brand-new guitar to play and that will cost you $100. If you want two guitars so you and a friend can play, that will be $150.

They also announced an “Avenged Sevenfold Premium Show,” which is available to all those who pre-order the game. The show will last from October 20th until November 2nd.

With that, Activision also announced 20 new songs, which include the following:

“The Lazy Song” — Bruno Mars
“American Idiot” — Green Day
“Lust for Life” — Iggy Pop
“Before He Cheats — Carrie Underwood
“Thunder Kiss ’65” — White Zombie
“Under Cover of Darkness” — The Strokes
“Are You Gonna Be My Girl?” — Jet
“Freak on a Leash” — Korn
“Thunder on the Mountain” — Bob Dylan
“Higher Ground” — Red Hot Chili Peppers
“Pedestrian at Best” — Courtney Barnett
“Bulls on Parade” — Rage Against the Machine
“Feels So Close” — Calvin Harris
“Come With Me Now “ — KONGOS
“Rimbaud Eyes” — Dum Dum Girls
“I Gotsta Get Paid” — ZZ Top
“Another is Waiting” — The Avett Brothers
“Breaking the Law” — Judas Priest
“Asleep at the Wheel” — Band of Skulls
“Best Day of My Life” — American Authors
“What Doesn’t Kill You” — Jake Bugg
“Sounds Like Balloons” — Biffy Clyro

Guitar Hero Live will be available on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox One and Xbox 360.

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