Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Unsurprisingly, Activision trademarks 'Drum Hero'


8:20 AM on 11.09.2009
Unsurprisingly, Activision trademarks 'Drum Hero' photo



Despite slowing sales of music/rhythm games, Activision just keeps on keeping on. Recently, the publisher filed for trademark of "Drum Hero." You're shocked, I know. 

This isn't the first time we've heard of Drum Hero, though. In fact, Activision had also trademarked "Drum Villain" as early as 2007, indicating the publisher had been eying a drum-specific title for some time before it released the full-band Guitar Hero: World Tour in 2008.

Neversoft's Brian Bright admitted as much to us last year. He had said another studio within Activision had been working on a drum-specific title, before the former Tony Hawk Pro Skater developer had picked up the Guitar Hero reigns for Guitar Hero III. That game was ultimately scrapped when marketing dollars and development focus shifted to the guitar-only title. Bright says the crude prototype drum peripherals -- "made of wood [from] Home Depot" -- was the eventual starting point for drum use in Guitar Hero: World Tour.

After all this time, though, it's odd that Activision may be considering a standalone drum game. You have to wonder why, considering that most people who own the drums probably also own a microphone and a guitar peripheral. What could a game called Drum Hero possibly bring to the table that Guitar Hero doesn't already?

[via PlayStation Lifestyle]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Activision

8:00 AM on 03.06.2015
Destiny will get one more update before the next expansion

The last update for Destiny was pretty great. I logged in to check it out, and promptly quit because there really isn't anything to do. Bungie is teasing the next update however (1.1.2), of which it isn't giving details ...more



6:30 PM on 03.05.2015
Call of Duty developer Activision showing off Fun at GDC

We are very busy at the Game Developer Conference eating hamburgers and erecting edifices, but between those activities we are hunting for hot scoops. Ducking behind corners of the Moscone Center's corporate labyrinth, we stu...more



8:00 AM on 02.27.2015
Bungie adds support for moving Destiny items between characters online and in-app

Chalk this up to "it should have been in at launch," but you can now transfer items between characters in Destiny. The process isn't perfect though since it isn't in-game, but you can do it by way of the companion app or Bung...more



View all Activision






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more