Actizzard keeps promises; whores franchises

by Andrew Bryant on January 20, 2009

I am the Queen of France!!!Activision Blizzard, that new mega-conglomerate we're all learning to hate, have unvealed their main 2009 line-up at a Massive Inc. corporate upfront event.

No prizes for guessing which names will appear in the list then...

MTV has the full rundown here, but too summarise...

  • Guitar Hero 5 (tentitative title) was premiered as a suitable candidate for advertising.  There is apparantly a screenshot floating around with Burger King adverts by the side of the note highway
  • The next Tony Hawk game won't be played with your hands - obviously a candidate for the Wii-Fit Board, but given Actizzards gotta-sell-for-them-all multi-platform focus, we'll probably be seeing an overpriced peripheral or two.
  • The pass-the-parcel game with the Call of Duty series continues, with Infinity Ward's next entry in the series confirmed with the tentative but predictable title of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • James Bond gets another outing, but this time its a racing game from Bizarre Creations (Project Gotham) which is being touted as “‘Mario Kart’ meets ‘Forza.’”  I shudder at the thought.
  • There are no Blizzard titles in the lineup, but, given how both parts of the company are still operating as separate entities, this comes as no surprise.
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