SAN FRANCISCO, CA - March 4, 2009- Guitar Hero® World Tour Mobile keeps on rocking with expanded availability of the best-selling mobile phone game for handsets now running on the Android open-source software platform. The game from Hands-On Mobile, Inc., the world's leading developer of connected games and applications and Activision Publishing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is available on all major U.S. mobile phone platforms and has exceeded 500,000 downloads since its launch in November 2008.
"We know Android device users are hungry for new games and applications and Guitar Hero World Tour Mobile is a perfect download to please any rock star in training," said David McCaman, Head of Marketing, Hands-On Mobile. "We have worked hard to make sure that Guitar Hero World Tour Mobile for Android is true to the franchise with some of the coolest features yet and we know fans of the game everywhere will be thrilled with this latest version."
Guitar Hero World Tour Mobile for Android has enhanced graphics and features, including use of the accelerometer for "star power," making it faster and easier for users to enable. All songs are in MP3 format and are automatically saved on the device's SD card, allowing quicker access to playable songs and more time to rock on drums or guitar.
As the sequel to the award-winning and best-selling Guitar Hero® III Mobile, Guitar Hero World Tour Mobile pushes traditional mobile phone gaming boundaries and offers players an unmatched entertainment experience. Comprised of real-time multiplayer capabilities, players have the opportunity to battle head-to-head against others throughout the country, regardless of their mobile carrier. Guitar Hero World Tour Mobile features 15 of the hottest songs available at launch and new bonus songs will be added monthly and will also be available for multiplayer gameplay. Players can take their Guitar Hero® experience beyond the phone and create profiles, download new songs and track player rankings through the game's web companion located at: www.guitarheromobile.com/worldtour.
Guitar Hero World Tour Mobile recently received IGN.com's Best of 2008 award for Best Multiplayer Game - Wireless category. Over 20,000 multiplayer drum and guitar battles are played daily with over half resulting in a rematch. The Guitar Hero Mobile franchise has passed 4 million game downloads worldwide and more than 100 million songs have been downloaded to date. For more information, please visit www.guitarheromobile.com.
About Hands-On Mobile
Hands-On Mobile, Inc. is a premier mobile technology company as well as an award-winning developer and publisher of mobile entertainment. Its portfolio consists of the critically acclaimed Guitar Hero® Mobile and WPT® Texas Hold 'Em games and the universally popular Astrology Zone® Premier and NFLT Mobile Live applications. Hands-On offers global distribution of the world's best entertainment brands and content from partners including Activision, Billboard, CBS, NBA, NBC Universal, and World Poker Tour. Utilizing its proprietary mobile development platform, Hands-On is a leader in providing complete mobile application solutions to companies worldwide. Established in 2001, Hands-On Mobile is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For more information please visit www.HandsOn.com.
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About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.
Activision Publishing maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and South Korea. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.
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