Eight Guitar Hero Games in 2009?

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Guitar Hero fans might be feeling a strain on their pockets this year, as Activison readies a wave of titles for 2009.

Eurogamer reports that according to a ‘source close to the publisher’, Activision may release as many as eight new Guitar Hero titles in 2009, calling to mind CEO Bobby Kotick’s comments that his company was only interested in franchises that had “potential to be exploited every year across every platform”.

The full list, with both confirmed and rumored titles is:

  • Guitar Hero: Metallica (confirmed for March 29, 2009 on the PS3, 360 and PC)
  • Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits (confirmed for June on the PS3, 360 and PC)
  • Guitar Hero: Modern Hits (confirmed on the DS)
  • Hard Rock Van Halen (rumored to be coming in August)
  • Guitar Hero 5 (Likely a working title – September release rumored.)
  • DJ Hero (rumored October release)
  • Band Hero (rumored November release)
  • Another as-yet-untitled DS music game
  • All of this is just rumor at the moment of course, with only two titles currently confirmed for a 2009 release, but even so, it’s quite a troubling rumor as Activision seems intent on squeezing every last penny out of Guitar Hero fans.

    It also raises the question of whether or not more specialized releases, such as the Metallica or Aerosmith titles, are really necessary in a world where downloadable content make such endeavours seem little more than an effort to cash in at the fans’ expense.

    Source: via G4TV

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