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Guitar Hero Greatest Hits

Fans currently voting for the tracks they'd like included.

Friday 1st May/... Since early April, fans have voted to see which of their favourite Guitar Hero® songs have found a spot on the highly anticipated set list for Guitar Hero® Greatest Hits . The initial votes put the original Guitar Hero and Guitar Hero® II on top. The voting continued this past week and established Guitar Hero® III: Legends of Rock as the clear winner. Stay tuned to GreatestHits.GuitarHero.com to see which songs from Guitar Hero® Encore: Rocks the 80s are featured in Guitar Hero Greatest Hits when the complete set list is revealed next week.

Guitar Hero Greatest Hits explodes onto store shelves on June 26, 2009 with 48 master tracks now playable for the entire band, including the following tracks from Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock:

Guitar Hero® III: Legends of Rock

Pat Benatar - “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”

Living Colour - “Cult Of Personality”

Heart - “Barracuda”

Kiss - “Rock And Roll All Nite”

AFI - “Miss Murder”

DragonForce - “Through The Fire And Flames”

Priestess - “Lay Down”

Slayer - “Raining Blood”

Previously announced tracks:

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Pantera - “Cowboys From Hell (Live)”

Franz Ferdinand - “Take Me Out”

Queens Of The Stone Age - “No One Knows”

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - “I Love Rock N’ Roll”

Boston - “More Than A Feeling”

White Zombie - “Thunder Kiss '65”

Blue Öyster Cult - “Godzilla”

Helmet - “Unsung (Live)”

Queen - “Killer Queen”

Incubus - “Stellar”

Ozzy Osbourne - “Bark At The Moon”

Deep Purple - “Smoke On The Water”

The Donnas - “Take It Off”

The Exies - “Hey You”

Guitar Hero® II

Avenged Sevenfold - “Beast And The Harlot”

Rage Against The Machine - “Killing In The Name”

Rush - “YYZ”

Lynyrd Skynyrd - “Free Bird”

Foo Fighters - “Monkey Wrench”

Iron Maiden - “The Trooper”

Nirvana - “Heart-Shaped Box”

Lamb of God - “Laid To Rest”

The Police - “Message In A Bottle”

Wolfmother - “Woman”

Kansas - “Carry On Wayward Son”

Stone Temple Pilots - “Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart”

Warrant - “Cherry Pie”

Alice in Chains - “Them Bones”

Danzig - “Mother”

Jane’s Addiction - “Stop!”

Reverend Horton Heat - “Psychobilly Freakout”

The Sword - “Freya”

Mötley Crüe- “Shout At The Devil”

Turn down the lights, crank up the amps and prepare to command center stage as some of the most famous AND infamous tracks from Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero II, Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s and Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock step into the spotlight in the most epic, full band jam session to-date - Guitar Hero Greatest Hits . The #1 best-selling video game franchise of 2008 presents the best of the best to music video game aficionados so they can join together for guitar, bass, drums and vocals in-game and rock to master tracks of their favourite Guitar Hero music.

Featuring 48 master recordings, Guitar Hero Greatest Hits delivers exciting online and offline gameplay modes including Band Career and 8-player “Battle of the Bands,” which allows two full bands to compete head-to-head online. Players’ rock n’ roll fantasies turn to realities as they create their rocker, compose original music and share it with the world through the innovative Music Studio, GHTunesSM and robust Rock Star Creator gameplay modes first introduced in Guitar Hero® World Tour.

Developed by Beenox Studios, Guitar Hero Greatest Hits for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™ home video game system from Nintendo, and PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems are scheduled for release on 26th June. For more information about the game, visit www.GuitarHero.com.

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