Hands-On Mobile(TM) to Rock Guitar Hero(TM)
Announces License Agreement for the Activision(R) Smash Hit
SAN FRANCISCO, Apr 02, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Hands-On Mobile, Inc., the world’s leading developer of connected games and applications, today announced an agreement with Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATVI), to bring the wildly popular Guitar Hero(TM) franchise to mobile devices.
“Guitar Hero 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.”
Since its launch in 2005, Guitar Hero quickly became one of the most popular console games, with Guitar Hero II(TM) topping the charts as the best-selling console and handheld 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 current crop of top-selling mobile games and applications. These include the Activision franchise Call of Duty(R), as well as other top brands.
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