Hands-On Mobile, in partnership with video games publisher Activision, has obtained the worldwide mobile phone licensing rights to develop and publish Guitar Hero World Tour and a follow up to the recently launched Guitar Hero III: Backstage Pass mobile phone game.
Guitar Hero World Tour will be released later this year in conjunction with the console game, while the follow up title will be available to users in 2009.
"We are excited to continue our relationship with Activision and further extend the Guitar Hero franchise to fans worldwide," said David White, CEO of Hands-On Mobile. "The popularity of the Guitar Hero games in the mobile phone environment proves that a multiplatform approach complements the success of a franchise like Guitar Hero.
"We are confident the upcoming titles will further advance the mobile phone gaming industry in a significant way and provide customers with the opportunity to stay connected to their favourite games."
One of the company's most ambitious mobile titles to date, Guitar Hero World Tour will include cross carrier and real-time multiplayer capabilities, plus an interactive web companion that will allow players to create profiles, browse leaderboards and download new music.
In addition to the guitar, the game will include drums as a playable feature for every song in the game.