Report: Guitar Hero: Van Halen One Of Five "Hero" Games Due In '09

After the release of Guitar Hero: Metallica, Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits and Guitar Hero: Modern Hits, Activision has plans to release an additional five games in the series, including one based on Van Halen.

Sound familiar? It should, because Activision CEO Bobby Kotick hinted this time last year that Van Halen may be one of the artists being welcomed into the Guitar Hero fold. The other four music games probably won't surprise you either.

Eurogamer reports that, in addition to what they call Hard Rock Van Halen, Activision is releasing Guitar Hero V, Band Hero, another Guitar Hero On Tour for the Nintendo DS, and DJ Hero.

While we've heard straight from the mouth of Bobby Kotick that DJ Hero is on its way, the publisher hasn't been as forthcoming with its second half releases. But considering how well Activision can "exploit" its franchises, we have little doubt that this rumor holds some water.

Van Halen, GH5, Band Hero for 2009 [Eurogamer]