VELVET REVOLVER, FOO FIGHTERS AND BOSS BATTLE ANTHEMS SLIDE ONTO GUITAR HERO III: LEGENDS OF ROCK AS DOWNLOADABLE TRACK PACKS
VELVET REVOLVER, FOO FIGHTERS AND BOSS BATTLE ANTHEMS
> SLIDE ONTO GUITAR HERO(r) III: LEGENDS OF ROCK
> AS DOWNLOADABLE TRACK PACKS
> SUNNYVALE, CA - November 8, 2007 - Adding to the legendary set list for
> Guitar Hero(r) III: Legends of Rock, Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI)
> announced that master recordings from Grammy Award winning artists
> Velvet Revolver and the Foo Fighters will be the first downloadable
> track packs for the Xbox 360(r) video game and entertainment system from
> Microsoft and PLAYSTATION(r)3 computer entertainment system for the
> month of November. Both packs are now available on Xbox LIVE(r)
> Marketplace for the Xbox 360(r) video game and entertainment system from
> Microsoft and will be released on PLAYSTATION(r)Store later this month.
> The Velvet Revolver Track Pack includes master recordings of "Messages,"
> "She Builds Quick Machines" and the 2004 Grammy Award winner for Best
> Hard Rock Performance, "Slither." The Foo Fighters Track Pack includes
> master recordings of "The Pretender," "This Is a Call" and the 2002
> Grammy Award winner for Best Rock Song, "All My Life."
> Additionally, later in November, the Boss Battle anthems will be
> available, free of charge. Originally composed music by Slash and Tom
> Morello along with "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" can be downloaded to
> play outside of Career mode.
> "The Guitar Hero franchise was a pioneer into the music download space
> for next generation gaming," said Dusty Welch, Head of Publishing for
> Activision/RedOctane(r). "We're excited to provide Guitar Hero fans an
> opportunity to download and play their favorite hits from legendary
> Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock contains explosive new content and
> features including a multiplayer action-inspired battle mode, grueling
> boss battles, a host of exclusive unlockable content and visually
> stunning rock venues. Expanded online multiplayer game modes allow
> axe-shredders worldwide to compete head-to-head for true rock status.
> The game features a star-studded soundtrack including master tracks by
> legendary artists such as Aerosmith, Guns 'N' Roses, The Rolling Stones,
> Beastie Boys, Rage Against the Machine and Pearl Jam, as well as
> original songs by guitar icons Slash and Tom Morello. While continuing
> to retain all the key features from their prior legendary performances,
> fresh downloadable content will be available on multiple platforms, and
> players can now shred to a killer set list from many of the most popular
> rock songs ever recorded.
> For the first time ever, Guitar Hero fans are able to thrash and burn
> with new wireless guitar controllers available for each platform,
> including exclusive Gibson Guitar's Les Paul model for the Xbox 360(r)
> video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii(tm) home video
> game system from Nintendo, and PLAYSTATION(r)3 computer entertainment
> system. PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment system gamers also get
> to shred on a new exclusive shape, Gibson's Kramer guitar, popularized
> by hard rockers and known for its body design, pickups, electronics and
> construction for furious finger fretting.
> Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, developed by Neversoft, is rated "T"
> for Teen by the ESRB, and is currently available at North American
> retailers. For more information about the Guitar Hero franchise, please
> visit the dedicated community site: www.guitarhero.com
> About Gibson Guitar:
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> biggest advance in electric guitar design in over 70 years.
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> worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive
> entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted
> net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007.
> Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom,
> France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands,
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> Guitar Hero(r) III: Legends of Rock (c) 2007 Activision Publishing, Inc.
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