He's not a giant, the guitar is just quite small

Activision is relaunching its famous Guitar Hero brand as Guitar Hero Live, a game which not only offers a new-look controller but also focuses on using live-action footage to deliver a more immersive experience. It's coming to the Wii U - as well as other formats - this year.

FreeStyleGames is the studio in charge, and the video below offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the UK outfit created the game's unique live visuals using actors and a real band.

It also offers a look at GHTV - the world's first interactive music video service - and a tantlising glimpse of that all-important redesigned guitar controller. Oh, and there's quite a lot of facial hair in there, too.