During his keynote address at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco on Monday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced that a version of Activision’s popular music franchise ‘Guitar Hero’ has been released for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
The new Activision app, currently available for download at the App Store for $2.99, will feature a short setlist that will include six classic and contemporary rock songs, namely: Queens - ‘We are the Champions’; The Rolling Stones - ‘Paint It Black’; Cousins –Vampire Weekend; Rise against – ‘Savior’; Weezer – ‘Say It Ain't So’; and The White Stripes – ‘Seven Nation Army.’
Noting that for the iPhone, ‘Guitar Hero’ will include additional six-song packs with three tunes for $1.99 each; Activision’s Senior VP Karthik Bala said that the app will also allow users to post high scores on Facebook as well as customize their rock star’s look, and share their unique style with their friends.
In addition to ‘Guitar Hero,’ the iPhone is getting another high-profile native app - the Abode Flash-technology-based ‘FarmVille’, which is Zynga’s real-time social farm simulator with over 80 million active users.
Announcing the iPhone version of ‘FarmVille’ during the WWDC keynote, Mark Pincus, CEO of Zynga, said that the iPhone-specific version will include all the familiar features of the game, which will become available from the App Store by the end of this month.