Sure we we're pretty much positive that DJ Hero, Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero were coming, but now Activision has made it official, official, and they're coming this fall.

Activision says the games will "redefine the company's popular music gaming platform" and "transform the way consumers enjoy and engage with music."

DJ Hero will expand social gaming to all new consumers with diverse music genres including hip-hop, R&B, Motown, electronica and dance. The game will, as was to be expected, also introduce a new turntable controller. Official details aren't out quite yet, but you can read up on our news-breaking rumor story here and check out the game's peripheral here.

Guitar Hero 5 will include both modern and classic rock bands and give players an "unprecedented level of control over the way they play the game with the ability to drop in and out of songs and change band members, instruments and difficulty levels on the fly."


Finally, Band Hero appears to be a Guitar Hero game for the younger crowd. The game will have an E10 rating and feature top-40 hits designed to appeal to a family audience. The game will include guitar, drums, bass and microphone.

"Guitar Hero has made music social again and has become one of the most popular ways to experience music," said Dan Rosensweig, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Guitar Hero franchise. "Today's fans enjoy a variety of music and are looking for more ways to engage with their favorite songs, artists and fellow fans. These games will let them listen, participate and socialize with music in ways they have never been able to before."