When you boot up Guitar Hero 5 in September, instead of just rocking out with the normal cast of Guitar Hero characters, you’ll have the option to import your own avatar to play as within the game.
Once you’ve imported your avatar, you can pick and choose who you want to be in your band: series staples such as Judy Nails, Axel Steel, Lars Umlaut, or if you prefer higher profile bandmates, you can choose from some of the musicians (like Carlos Santana) that have lent their likenesses to the game.
You’ll also be able to put your Avatar through the “Create-a-Rocker” mode, which will allow you to dress up your Avatar in different Guitar Hero clothing and accessories.
We’ve contacted Activision to confirm whether or not you can import your XBL friends into the game, as well as if the clothes you acquire for you Avatar in Guitar Hero will be transferable to your overall Avatar wardrobe. We’ll let you know when and if we hear word one way or the other.