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GUITAR HERO’S® CATALOG TO
KEEP ON ROCKIN’ WITH NEW MUSIC FROM THE PIXIES, MOTÖRHEAD, SILVERSUN
PICKUPS, STEELY DAN AND NIRVANA

 

Two Brand-New Silversun Pickups
Tracks to Debut Exclusively in Guitar Hero® World Tour

 

Fifteen New Songs in April Add
to the Massive Guitar Hero World Tour Set List

 

SANTA MONICA, CA – March
24, 2009

– In April, gamers will have no shortage of new songs to rock out to on Activision
Publishing, Inc.’s
(Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero® World
Tour
with downloadable music from five distinctive rock bands. 
The Pixies make their Guitar Hero® debut; returning veterans
Silversun Pickups will release two brand-new songs off their sophomore album,
prior to its release; Nirvana returns for a downloadable encore with three
additional hits; while Motörhead and Steely Dan, each with singles featured on Guitar
Hero World Tour’s
on-disc set list, make a resounding return.

 

On April 2nd, fans will be
introduced to The Pixies’ alternative rock music for the first time ever
in a Guitar Hero game.  Virtual musicians will experience two
singles from The Pixies’ second album, Doolittle, with
“Debaser” and the highly successful “Monkey Gone to
Heaven,” along with “The Sad Punk” from Trompe le Monde,
their fourth and final full-length studio album.

 

Gamers will be able to get an
exclusive taste of Silversun Pickups’ new music before their release of
their second album, Swoon, on April 14 with “Panic Switch”
and “It’s Nice to Know You Work Alone.”  “Well
Thought Out Twinkles” from their breakthrough album, Carnavas,
will round out the Track Pack, available on April 9th.

 

Returning to Guitar Hero
World Tour
on April 16th is the popular rock band from the 70’s,
Steely Dan.  This time around, the band will contribute one single each
from three of their albums – “Black Friday” from Katy Lied,
“Kid Charlemagne” from The Royal Scam and
“Bodhisattva” from Countdown to Ecstasy.

 

For download on April 23rd,
British hard rock band,
Motörhead,
re-recorded new versions of
“Jailbait,”
“Love Me Like a Reptile,”
and “Iron
Fist” for Guitar Hero World Tour

 

With their second downloadable
Track Pack, Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl of Nirvana will be
returning to Guitar Hero World Tour on April 30th with
“Very Ape” from In Utero, “Sappy” from the No
Alternative
compilation and “Stay Away” from their breakthrough,
first major label album, Nevermind.

 

The Track Packs will be
available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and
entertainment system from Microsoft for 440 Microsoft Points and on the
PlayStation®Store for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system for
$5.49.  All songs in the Track Packs will be
released as downloadable singles for Xbox 360 for 160 Microsoft Points,
PLAYSTATION 3 system for $1.99 and
Wii™ for 200 Wii Points
each. 

 

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 “T” for Teen by the ESRB.  For more information on Guitar
Hero World Tour
, please visit worldtour.guitarhero.com.



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