Out of Guitar Hero’s, and DJ Hero’s as well, ashes shall be borne a new kind of hero! At least, that’s what the movie trailer for Dance Hero should be. Kotaku caught have learned that Activision might be entering into the dancing rhythm genre with Dance Hero in place of Guitar Hero and its ilk.
Seems like Kirby isn’t alone in his sentiment for the Guitar Hero franchise and it’s recent demise at the hands of owner Activision. So much so they have reversed course… well, only slightly.
Amid news of Guitar Hero’s cancellation, Activision also axed the DJ Hero franchise. The reason being, according to Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg:” “Despite a remarkable 92 rating on DJ Hero 2, a well-regarded Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, as well as a 90-plus release from our most direct competitor, demand for peripheral-based music games declined at a dramatic pace.”
Because they didn’t release enough Wii and DS games last week, they decided to do it again. Join me this week as I jump into the pile of Wii and DS games being released. My plan is to dive in and swim around kinda like how Scrooge McDuck swims through his money bin. Maybe I’ll find some gems hidden at the bottom of the pile. Or more pet simulators. My money’s on more pet simulators.
Platform: PS3, XB360, Wii, PS2
Developer: Freestyle Games
Release Date: October 27, 2009
What Is It?
DJ Hero is a music game that simulates a DJ’s skills at turntabling. Utilizing the wireless turtable controller complete with crossfader, effects dial, and a Euphoria Button (counterpart to Guitar Hero’s Star Power) the player can mix beats, scratch, and improvise on the game’s licensed tracks.