Activision to expand Hero franchise with DJ Hero?

By James Orry – 18/02/2008 – 12:29pm GMT

A Trademark filing made by the publisher suggests gamers could soon be spinning decks.

It’s been long assumed that Activision would expand its ‘Hero’ franchise into new genres, offering gamers new experiences with peripherals not limited to a guitar.

It now looks likely that the publisher will enter the world of deejaying, following a trademark filing for “DJ Hero” on February 8.

“Computer game software and related instruction manual sold together as a unit; interactive video game programs; computer game discs; downloadable software for use in connection with computer games; video game controllers; Interactive video game comprised of a CD or DVD sold as a unit with a video game controller,” details the trademark filing.

DJ Hero, assuming Activision is making a game, won’t be the first DJ game released; Konami’s Beatmania series has been around for a decade and has seen releases on numerous platforms. The game also sports a great DJ Deck peripheral for an authentic deck spinning experience.

[Via VideoGamer]


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