FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SUNNYVALE, CA - August 14, 2007 - Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced details surrounding new downloadable content for Guitar Hero II on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Guitar Hero fans now have the opportunity to download three original recordings from The Black Parade album from My Chemical Romance through Xbox LIVE® Marketplace, beginning today.
My Chemical Romance track pack includes the following master recordings:
· Famous Last Words
· This is How I Disappear
The three My Chemical Romance tracks available for download can be found on their latest highly touted and platinum-selling album, The Black Parade.
"We're pleased to offer fans of the Guitar Hero franchise the best tracks from one of the hottest selling albums of the year," said Tim Riley, Worldwide Executive of Music for Activision. "My Chemical Romance has even appeared on television playing Guitar Hero II, and we're thrilled to build on our relationship with them."
Guitar Hero and My Chemical Romance fans will have the option of viewing a preview on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the My Chemical Romance track pack before purchasing.
Guitar Hero II, published by RedOctane and developed by Harmonix, is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and is now available through RedOctane's online store: www.redoctane.com/store.html.
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