Monday 22nd October/...Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) has today revealed the news all European gamers are waiting for -- Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock will be hitting all European territories on November 23rd 2007. The game will be available for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Wii home video game system from Nintendo and PlayStation®2, and will feature the brand-new wireless Gibson Les Paul guitar controllers
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is the third instalment of the worldwide smash series of Guitar Hero games, taking the franchise to a new level. Featuring a staggering selection of global smash hit master tracks from the likes of Sex Pistols, Muse, Kaiser Chiefs, Killers, Guns N Roses, Iron Maiden and Red Hot Chili Peppers, among many, many others, it is the game which will redefine music-based videogames.
In addition, the game features original compositions from legendary guitarists Slash and Tom Morello, both of whom are featured as boss characters in the game. An all-new multiplayer battle mode allows spectacular duelling alongside the game's established co-operative and face-off scenarios.
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock comes complete with all-new replica Gibson Les Paul guitar controllers (Kramer Pacer for PlayStation 2), complete with redesigned fret buttons and a removable, customisable faceplate. Most importantly, these guitars are now wireless, freeing players from the restrictions of trailing leads. Now, the living room really is a stage. (Note: previous Guitar Hero controllers will still work with their respective consoles).
"This is the biggest Guitar Hero release yet," says Zach Fountain, General Manager, RedOctane Europe. "Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is the first time the franchise has released simultaneously across multiple formats, so we're delighted to be able to confirm a single street date for all home consoles. The game introduces a host of innovations on each format - no matter what your console of choice, November 23rd will be the day your world gets well and truly rocked."
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, published by RedOctane and developed by Neversoft, will be available on November 23rd, 2007. For more information about the Guitar Hero franchise, please visit the dedicated community site: www.guitarhero.com.
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About Activision, Inc.:
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.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Scandinavia, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and South Korea. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.
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