New Transformers, Spider-Man, X-Men games in 2011

Plus, Hero and an "exciting new kid's IP" to be revealed

Activision has confirmed during an investors call today that new games in the Hero, Spider-man, X-Men and Transformers franchises will be released in 2011.

Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg announced: "In addition to Call of Duty in 2011 we will have new release from our other proven franchises including the Hero brand, Spider-Man, X-Men and Transformers, which will be supported by what is expected to be another major blockbuster movie from Michael Bay."

He later added: "Today, we're also announcing that we're in deep development on an exciting new kid's property that will feature innovative technology and has the potential to open up a whole new product segment for us. We look forward to revealing more that in the next call."

More info on that after Christmas, we expect.