Activision may have killed the Guitar Hero franchise, but it remains interested in some elements of the music game genre.
Gaming blog Kotaku reports that the company is working on a dance-based game called "Dance Hero." Activision applied for a trademark for that name back in 2008 (along with a slew of other "Hero"-like titles) as a sort of place-holding move that went nowhere at the time.
There's no official word yet from Activision. It's likely such a game would rely on the new generation of motion-based gaming systems, such as the Move for the PlayStation3, the Kinect for the Xbox 360, and of course Nintendo's Wii. Other dance titles for these systems have sold well to date.
But dance games sell have recenlty seen a sales uptick. Ubisoft's Just Dance 2 just broke a million sales in the UK alone; and Dance Central from Harmonix has outsold Rock Band 3 with more than 1.2 million units sold in North America alone, according to NPD Group data.
Kotaku even has a list of songs it believes are in consideration for the title. They include:
"2012 (It Ain't the End)" by Jay Sean (feat Nicki Minaj) (Video Below)
"Out Of Space" by The Prodigy.
"The Way I Are" by Timbaland (feat Keri Hilson and D.O.E.)
"Take Over Control" by Afrojack (feat Evan Simon)