Man of man, is Activision totally trying to milk the Guitar Hero franchise. During a conference call today, the publisher has announced that they plan to release not one, not two, not three, but four different Guitar Hero games in 2009!
Obviously, Guitar Hero: Metallica has already been revealed by the company. But they also expect to release Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits later this year. The title pretty much says it all; the game will feature the ‘best of the best’ songs from the previous versions (yay?).
The next game to be release this year is the new DS game Guitar Hero: Modern Hits (named rumored). The game is probably coming out as quickly as possible because they want to make sure it’s in stores before the DSi is released. Because the slot to put the extra accessory will be gone and the game won’t be playable on the newer handhelds.
The last entry to come out later this year does not have a lot of info. The only thing that was said was by Activision’s Mike Griffith, and he called it a “major re-stage” of the franchise with “all new differentiated Guitar Hero products,” and whatever that means…we just don’t know.
And don’t forget, the company also plans on selling their newly announced “DJ Hero” game. So in the end, five total Hero games will be released in 2009. Wow, this is a way to kill a name!