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Guitar Hero 5

Rolling Stones and Maroon 5 this time around.

Wednesday 19th August/... Gamers across the globe will continue to play along to the very best in international music across a diverse range of genres with new playable tracks from Activision Publishing, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero® 5, DJ Hero™ and Band Hero™ offerings.

Five live downloadable tracks from the 1969 concert by The Rolling Stones will be digitally released for Guitar Hero 5, to coincide with ABKCO ‘s 40th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set release of GET YER YA-YA’S OUT. In Europe, from launch day through January 6, 2010, “Satisfaction (Live),” “Under My Thumb (Live)” and “I’m Free (Live)” will be released as singles exclusively via Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system. Two additional live tracks, “Prodigal Son (Live)” and “You Gotta Move (Live)” will also be available at launch as downloads on Xbox LIVE®, the PLAYSTATIONStore for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and the Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection for Wii™.

Bringing the excitement and energy of the club to living rooms across the world with DJ Hero are three of the biggest European superstar DJ’s, Benny Benassi, Paul van Dyk and Tiësto. The three DJ powerhouses will be featured in a variety of on-disc DJ Hero mixes including Paul van Dyk “Nothing But You” vs. Sandy Rivera “I Can’t Stop” and Benny Benassi “Satisfaction” vs. Tiësto “Elements Of Life.”

As part of the hottest lineup of hits in Band Hero , Adam Levine, frontman and singer of Maroon 5, will be contributing his signature moves by appearing as an in-game character, and the ever popular “She Will Be Loved” single from the acclaimed Songs About Jane album.

“Guitar Hero’s global leadership in music gaming comes from our ability to attract some of the world’s most popular artists,” said Michael Sportouch, Senior Director Guitar Hero Europe. “The Rolling Stones, Maroon 5, Benny Benassi, Paul van Dyk and Tiësto show the high quality and great variety of music we’ll bring fans this Autumn with Guitar Hero 5, DJ Hero and Band Hero .”

About Guitar Hero 5

This September, living room legends will rock any way they want to a variety of iconic rock music in Guitar Hero 5 . Featuring an all-new Party Play mode, getting the band back together has never been easier. For the first time ever, players can now jump in or drop out of gameplay seamlessly, without interrupting their jam session. The game gives players ultimate control allowing them to personalize and customize how they experience music by being able to play with any in-game instrument combination – multiple vocalists, guitarists, bassists and drummers, in any game mode.

Guitar Hero 5 is being developed by Neversoft Entertainment for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION 3 system, and by Vicarious Visions for Wii. Budcat is developing Guitar Hero 5 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. The game is rated 12+ by PEGI. For more information about Guitar Hero 5 , please visit

About DJ Hero

DJ Hero delivers an all-new interactive music experience that allows players to start the party and not only experience, but to hear music, in an all-new way. With over 100 individual songs, highlighted in over 90 unique never-before-released mixes that blend genres of music, including hip-hop, R&B, pop, rock and dance, DJ Hero delivers the most diverse and international collection of music ever assembled in a music game. Created exclusively for DJ Hero , the turntable controller immerses fans into the authenticity of DJ culture and a sea of music as they utilise and master various DJ techniques including scratching, blending, crossfading and sampling, while leaving room for creative expression with a variety of effects and player chosen samples and scratches, transforming a face in the crowd into the life of the party.

DJ Hero is being developed by FreeStyleGames for Xbox 360, the PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation 2 systems and Wii. The game is rated 12+ by PEGI. For more information about DJ Hero, please visit,, and

About Band Hero

This November, family and friends will come together to ascend the virtual stage and rock their way to superstardom with Band Hero . The game features the hottest chart-topping hits from everyone’s favorite acts including Maroon 5, Fall Out Boy, Go-Go’s, Janet Jackson, Culture Club and Snow Patrol. Headlined by some of the biggest names in music as in-game artists and playable characters, Band Hero is the ultimate party game where players of all ages will be able to experience the signature, easy-to-learn but difficult-to-master Guitar Hero gameplay. Elevated social gameplay in Band Hero allows fans to create the band they always dreamed of using any combination of guitar or drum controllers and vocals, providing rockers and performers of all ages the chance to experience and interact with their favorite music.

Band Hero is being developed by Neversoft Entertainment for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system, by Vicarious Visions for Wii and by Budcat for the PlayStation 2 system. The game is rated 12+ by PEGI. For more information about Band Hero, please visit

About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, Russia, Japan, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website,

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