Guitar Hero to rock mobiles

Popular music franchise coming to cellphones for those who can't bear to leave home without it.

Activision and Hands-On Mobile have announced that Guitar Hero is going on the move--the game has been licensed for mobile phones.

The popular Guitar Hero series started in November 2005 when the first game was released for the PlayStation 2, and most recently spawned a PS2 sequel as well as a version for the Xbox 360, which is due out this week. There are also versions planned for the Nintendo Wii and DS, both of which have not yet been dated.

Hands-On Mobile games already released include Call of Duty, Lego Bricks, Monopoly Tycoon, Duckshot, and IQ Academy.

There are currently no details of how the gameplay will work for Guitar Hero Mobile or an estimated release date for the game, but GameSpot will bring you more information when it becomes available.

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96 comments
killertrumpet92
killertrumpet92

i have seen a video of gameplay of the mobile version. You only have 3 fret buttuns and you use the top 3 numbers. It realy looked good for a moblie guitar hero

thoraxe313
thoraxe313

they should make this game like elite beat agents like that that would be sorta hot but kinda bitting lmao but that could work and when you blow you activate star power lmao dont ya think???

guyguyguy1234
guyguyguy1234

Why cant guitar hero be ONLY for ps2 and Xbox. Wii may be cool, but DS, Mobile Phone?? No way. People will buy it only for the sake of having it. It wont be good.

apc2007
apc2007

na,I think it will all be touch screen.

Zigmond1
Zigmond1

so when it come for ds it will be a little ds with a bigger guitar to play with or will it be a mini guitar do u think

IpodHero176
IpodHero176

Too many GH games now, cut a little bit back guys.

makarman
makarman

"2sink Wow There gunna put it on cell phones and Ds before its even considered for psp? You would figure if they wanted to put a game like that on to a handheld they woulda went with something that at least has a bit of power behind it.." Why the hell do they need power for friggin' Guitar Hero. They could have Guitar Hero for NES and it'd be good. Since for the most part all you're looking at is the notes, there's really no need for good graphics in Guitar Hero. It's really all about the gameplay.

Mikazukinoyaiba
Mikazukinoyaiba

I don't know what I hate worse... the Madden series or Guitar Hero.

stfolife
stfolife

hmmmmmm odd and how is the ds better then the psp and it woulod be crap on both systems anyways

DestroyAllNoobs
DestroyAllNoobs

When DS version was going to be sucky enough...keep up the good work RedOctane! Sooner than u think u'll be milked to nothing!

illisium
illisium

This is just going to be bizarre.

NeoNavarro
NeoNavarro

Guitar Hero is like DDR it's a great game to play over the weekend with friends but other than that it's really no big deal. The life expextancey of the game from me was 2 days for me then I never picked it up again. Now I just use the guitar to beat my kids ass if they're being bad...

sjdurfey
sjdurfey

honestly, i dont know how any type of movement intensive game can work on a number pad. and isnt this game supposed to be fun because of the ability to hold a guitar and play? ive never played it, but i think something would be lost in its translation to a cell phone. personally, i havent played a good cell phone game. developers should spend more time, money, and energy on games for consoles, handhelds, and pc's. and not port FPS and other crap to cell phones.

stiker71
stiker71

For all you saying it need to come to PSP before DS thats stupid becuase DS might be able to make it work, PSP couldnt. I dont think its gona come to DS Wii PSP or cell phones aaaaannnyyyy time soon.

grave_rob
grave_rob

i can bearly get any play time in my 360 version...least with the DS now my girl will be busy

zsc4
zsc4

Not mobiles, come on its a total waste of time and money :?

theKSMM
theKSMM

;) I really hope this game gets ported to the PSP!

atomD21
atomD21

Or, 2sink, perhaps they chose the DS because of the touch screen adding a bit more interactiity than the semi-analog nub of the PSP (or maybe because they actually wanted to make money off the game) ...I don't get how a cell phone version would work, but I'm sure they'll figure something out...

HavePainkillers
HavePainkillers

If you thought people playing games on their cellphone looked stupid before..... It should have been Harmonica Hero

NinjaFoot
NinjaFoot

This is the stupidest piece of news I have read all day....

2sink
2sink

Wow There gunna put it on cell phones and Ds before its even considered for psp? You would figure if they wanted to put a game like that on to a handheld they woulda went with something that at least has a bit of power behind it..

onthe_dl
onthe_dl

definitely going to be up for GOTY

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

Yay! Let's milk the franchise to death now and make it completely SUCK.

Sam_Lowery
Sam_Lowery

What's next, an RTS you can play on a phone???

Aftermath6
Aftermath6

No way will this work...but I do know one thing...as soon as I can get the game and an extra controller I am buying the 360 version...nothing beats downloadable music...please cancel this lame idea and keep the franchise rockin'.

YusukeUnleashed
YusukeUnleashed

I think they should cool their jets before they ruin a good franchise. Seriously this is really hard to imagine.

StarFoxCOM
StarFoxCOM

Wow i thought Guitar hero DS was to far they have crossed the line.

Ace_Gunner
Ace_Gunner

Talk about milking a franchise...

Pete5506
Pete5506

wow this is a little to much

Homsar13
Homsar13

wow. kinda like how they brought DDR to the phone

herbie12282
herbie12282

mobile guitar hero will come with 2 songs. and will be downloadable from your wireless provider for the bargain price of way more than you'd want to spend.

nestea_king
nestea_king

Yes, what fun Guitar Hero will be on a phone....

Sufluad
Sufluad

it was great before activision got ahold of it and pumped too much into it....

pikmin_possesed
pikmin_possesed

yeah this project will most likely be dropped...how do they expect to even match guitar hero 2's playing style. im not going to go around with a guitar remote and play. id look like an idiot. and if they have like buttons and touch screen motions to play, then thats not guitar hero. though i wanna see how it could play for those systems anyways.

ZabuzaR
ZabuzaR

I would love to see how this turns out...

2deluxe
2deluxe

The Zero continues to be a zero. *goes back to playing real music games from Konami*

SaxxyGamer18
SaxxyGamer18

Guitar Hero DS? What the heck...I don't know how that could work. A Wii version would rock. They could just sell a peripheral that hooks into the Wii remote. Yeah.

yukine
yukine

Wow, talk about multi-platform.

deathgod35
deathgod35

Guitar Hero is only great because of its controller. Without it, it will be just another mediocre rhythm game.