We heard earlier today that Activision is once again supporting the Wii U by bringing over Guitar Hero Live. This is set to be a radical shake of the Guitar Hero franchise. We know that it’s set from a first person viewpoint and that the game comes with a guitar for $99. Guitar Hero Live is set to be unleashed this fall and Polygon recently had the chance to go hands on with the game and speak to Tyler Michaud, senior director of product management at Activision. There’s so many details that you will want to know about so I urge you to check out the article. Anyway, here’s a snippet of what was mentioned.
“Guitar Hero created this pop culture phenomenon. Really, I would argue, it was one of the first titles to transcend our entire category and become this household name. But it’s been a while. It’s been five years since the last release. There’s so much emotion and passion around the Guitar Hero brand at the company. It’s something we always intended to bring back, when we had that legit innovation that would transform the way you play the game in a fundamental way. It’s taken until now to have that. FreeStyle delivered that vision. I believe this truly is the reinvention of Guitar Hero.”
– Tyler Michaud, Activision
“We always knew, like Tyler said, if we ever brought Guitar Hero back it had to be because we came up with some great innovation and made some big changes. The way we started it, we took it right to its core, its base. We said, what was it about Guitar Hero that was so cool in the first place? Why did it become the game it became?”
– Jamie Jackson, FreeStyleGames
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Activision has pretty blatantly teased that Guitar Hero will be announced tomorrow. Formats for the game remain a mystery, but it’s pretty much a given that it will arrive on the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. I know a lot of you would like to see the next entry to the popular franchise on the Wii U so we will just have to cross our fingers and see what happens.
Mega publisher Activision has begun sending out invites to the press inviting them to special event during which the company will reveal a brand new game. As you would expect the internet is currently abuzz guessing what it could be, a new Guitar Hero sounds likely. We won’t know for sure until April 14th.
Skylanders Trap Team was the number one top-selling kids console game for 2014, according to Activision. The publisher also says that, for the third consecutive year, Skylanders was the number one kids video game franchise of the year in the U.S. and globally. Skylanders Trap Team is the fourth installment in Activision’s Skylanders series. It is available on a number of platforms, including Wii U, Wii and Nintendo 3DS.
Activision together with Nickelodeon has announced today that SpongeBob SquarePants is due to embark on a new adventure on select consoles and handhelds. Following the events from the SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, which is scheduled to release on March 27, the new game will see SpongeBob and his friends take on alternate worlds in Bikini Bottom, varying from prehistoric areas, to war zones, and a scrumptious candy covered land.
Tasked with the challenge of putting SpongeBob’s broken psyche back together, players will have to navigate each world to unlock hidden abilities and save the underwater world from destruction. Due for release in March 2015, the action-platform title will feature an interesting mix of puzzles and combat with characters such as Patrick, Squidward, Sandy, Mr. Krabs, Plankton and SpongeBob all playable. SpongeBob HeroPants will be available on the Nintendo 3DS, as well as the PS Vita and Xbox 360.
Giant video game publisher Activision has begun re-releasing games digitally and is distributing them on the Nintendo eShop. Digital listings for a number of their current games have appeared on the eShop including Amazing Spider-Man 2 for the Nintendo 3DS and Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark for the Wii U. The company previously refrained from distributing their games digitally on the eShop. You may have heard that the company has just released The Voice on the Wii and Wii U this week.
Wii U owners might not be getting highly anticipated titles such as Destiny and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, but Activison is still supporting the system. The company has announced that it is bringing The Voice: I Want You to the system, which is sure to please fans. Here’s the description for the game which is due out October 21st.
- Select from chart-topping hits spanning Rock, R&B, Pop and Country!
- Impress the coaches and watch them compete for you to join their team.
- Learn tips and techniques to help improve your performances including breathing, singing runs and harmonizing in Voice Coach Mode.
- Grab 7 of your friends and sing your favorite songs in Party Mode!
The Voice video game brings all the excitement of the hit TV show to your living room. From the Blind Auditions, to the Battle Rounds, all the way to the Finale, experience the TV show with the ultimate goal of being named “The Voice.”