Wednesday 8th April/... The critically acclaimed and longest-running musical at London’s prestigious Dominion Theatre, We Will Rock You - based on the music of Queen - has partnered with Activision Publishing, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero® World Tour to offer patrons the ultimate night of rock. Before and after select performances of the hit musical, which embarks on its first UK tour this month, people will be able to rock with Guitar Hero World Tour to three of Queen’s hit tracks, “C-Lebrity,” “Fat Bottom Girls” and “We Are The Champions,” as well as the entire 86-song on-disc set list, with prizes awarded to the best virtual performers. The game will also be featured at regional We Will Rock You preview and launch events, where members of the cast can mingle with press and VIPs.
“We’re thrilled to have Guitar Hero World Tour hitting the road with the extremely popular musical, We Will Rock You,” says Ian McClellan, Senior Brand Manager, Red Octane. “As one of the driving forces in music and video games today, Guitar Hero® is the perfect offering which enables fans to experience Queen’s, plus a bevy of other rock ‘n’ roll giant’s, music in an all new way.”
We Will Rock You played at the Palace Theatre, Manchester between 21st March and 26th March; and will run at the Sunderland Empire between 10th June and 27th June; the Birmingham Hippodrome 1st July and 5th September; the Bristol Hippodrome between 16th September to 31st October; and the Edinburgh Playhouse between 4th November and 9th January 2010. Please see regional box offices for ticket availability.
Guitar Hero World Tour transforms music gaming by expanding Guitar Hero’s signature guitar gameplay into a cooperative band experience that combines the most advanced wireless controllers with new revolutionary 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. The game features a slick newly redesigned guitar controller, drum kit controller and a wired microphone, as well as an innovative Music Studio music creator that lets players compose, record, edit and share their own rock ‘n’ roll anthems. Music creators are also able to share their recordings with their friends online through GHTunesSM where other gamers can download and play an endless supply of unique creations.
Guitar Hero World Tour is now available for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system, the Wii home video game system from Nintendo and the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. The game is rated 12+ by the BBFC. For more information on Guitar Hero World Tour , please visit worldtour.guitarhero.com.
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