San Francisco headquartered developer Hands-On Mobile
(WPT Texas Hold ‘Em, Duckshot
) has announced an agreement with Activision to bring the Guitar Hero
franchise to mobile devices.
Since its launch in 2005, Guitar Hero
has become a popular console game series, with Guitar Hero II
topping the charts as the best-selling console game in dollars for the U.S. for the month of December, according to The NPD Group.
With Guitar Hero
, Hands-On Mobile expands its portfolio of Activision franchises, which includes the Call of Duty series
. Previously, Hands-On had announced
the HOMBRE development platform.
is an epic game experience that has mushroomed into a cultural phenomenon," said Erik Pavelka, Vice President of Business Development, Hands-On Mobile. "We are thrilled to bring this award-winning franchise to mobile and to continue our successful relationship with Activision."
"The lifestyle of music is strongly immersed into our everyday culture, and having Guitar Hero
on mobile platforms will now allow our dedicated fans the opportunity to passionately feel the music, anytime and anywhere," said Dusty Welch, head of publishing at RedOctane. "Hands-On Mobile has extensive experience and success in bringing established franchises to mobile devices, and we greatly look forward to extending the Guitar Hero
brand to mobile users."
[Further coverage of mobile game news and features is available at new CMP Game Group site GamesOnDeck, from which this story is cross-posted.]