LINKIN PARK, MASTADON AND THE USED HIGHLIGHT DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT ARRIVING IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
LINKIN PARK, MASTADON AND THE USED HIGHLIGHT DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT ARRIVING IN
> TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
> Guitar Hero® III: Legends of Rock Set List Expansion Also to Include Hit
> European Singles,
> Free Rock Rendition of Christmas Classic
> SUNNYVALE, CA - December 14, 2007 - Master recordings from Warner/Reprise
> artists Linkin Park, Mastadon and The Used will be available as a
> downloadable track pack for Activision, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero
> III: Legends of Rock, during the month of December. Additionally, Activision
> will offer single song downloads from such popular European bands as
> Extremoduro, Trust and Die Fantastischen Vier, as well as a free, exclusive
> rock rendition of the holiday classic "We Three Kings," recorded by Steve
> Ouimette. The Warner/Reprise Track Pack, single song downloads, and free
> holiday classic will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and
> entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment
> The Warner/Reprise Track Pack includes master recordings of "No More Sorrow,"
> by Linkin Park, "Sleeping Giant," by Mastadon and "Pretty Handsome Awkward,"
> by The Used. The single song downloads offer such popular singles as "So
> Payaso," from Extremoduro, "Antisocial" from Trust, and "Ernten Was Wir Säen"
> from Die Fantastischen Vier.
> After downloading the new tracks, Guitar Hero® fans are encouraged to visit
> competitions with the opportunity to win various prizes.
> 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® video game and
> entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii(tm) home video game system from
> Nintendo, and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. PlayStation®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
> 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:
> Gibson is known worldwide for producing classic models in every major style
> of fretted instrument, including acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins,
> and banjos. Gibson's HD.6X-PRO Digital Guitar represents the biggest advance
> in electric guitar design in over 70 years.
> Founded in 1894 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and headquartered in Nashville since
> 1984, Gibson Guitar Corp.'s family of brands now includes Epiphone, Dobro,
> Maestro, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Echoplex, Electar, Flatiron, Gibson
> Baldwin Music Education, Slingerland, Valley Arts, Maestro, Oberheim,
> Sunshine Piano, Take Anywhere Technology, Baldwin, J&C Fischer, Chickering,
> Hamilton, and Wurlitzer. Visit Gibson's website at www.gibson.com
> About Activision:
> Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading
> 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.
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> France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia,
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