Guitar Hero Hits iPhone

Santa Monica-based Activision said Monday afternoon that it has just launched music videogame franchise Guitar Hero on the iPhone and iPod Touch. Activision said that the game is now available through Apple's App store, and allows iPhone and iPod Touch users to play tracks from Queen, Rise Against, The Rolling Stones, Vampire Weekend, Weezer and The White Stripes. Activision also said the app includes such features as Facebook integration, in-game news feeds, and ability to download new tracks from an in-game music store. The new iPhone/iPod app was developed by Vicarious Visions, Inc. for Activision, and will be available for $2.99. Activision will also sell song packs via the application, at $1.99 each.