Wii will rock Guitar Hero

Activision's rhythm game phenomenon looks like it is headed to Nintendo's motion-sensing console; DS version also appears to be planned.


Though the litigation-inspiring Guitar Hero controller already has some limited motion-sensing functionality, it appears it is about to get much more. Buried in yesterday's Activision conference call was an easily missed nugget of info that will literally be music to Nintendo fans' ears: It looks like Guitar Hero is coming to the Wii--and the Nintendo DS.

Speaking to analysts following a robust preliminary earnings report, Activision Publishing president and CEO Mike Griffith laid out some of his company's plans for its 2008 fiscal year. Much like its archrival Electronic Arts, the Santa Monica, California-based publisher is ramping up support for Nintendo's two popular platforms.

"In fiscal 2008, we'll double our offerings on DS and the Wii," said Griffith, "including Spiderman, Shrek, Transformers, and Guitar Hero." (Emphasis added.)

Unfortunately, that was all Griffith said regarding the DS and Wii Guitar Heroes, meaning they could come out any time between April 1, 2007 and March 31, 2008. Presumably, Tony Hawk studio NeverSoft will be handling development of one or both titles.

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