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Guitar Hero coming to mobiles

Developer Hands-On Mobile has signed a new agreement with Activision to bring hit console franchise Guitar Heroes to mobile phones.

Developer Hands-On Mobile has signed a new agreement with Activision to bring hit console franchise Guitar Heroes to mobile phones.

Originally developed by Harmonix, Guitar Hero is a rhythm action game which uses a guitar-shaped controller. The first instalment in the series was released on PlayStation 2 in 2005 and was a worldwide hit, with a sequel and Xbox 360 version following.

It's not yet clear how Hands-On's version will work, but the company already has plenty of experience developing mobile titles. Its portfolio includes World Poker Tour Texas Hold 'Em and Duckshot, plus three games based on Activision's Call of Duty games.

"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."

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