SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 4, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- May rolls in and with it comes a new collection of shredable track pack additions for Activision Publishing, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero(R) 5 and Band Hero(TM). From "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band" to the hottest new alternative rock acts to hit the airwaves, fans can look forward to further expanding their Guitar Hero(R) music libraries and shredding this month with tracks by Foreigner, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steve Miller Band, Alpha Rev, Capra, Snow Patrol and Aerosmith.
Foreigner, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Steve Miller Band will have Guitar Hero players rocking in the beginning of May with the Classic Rock 3 Track Pack. "Juke Box Hero," the third single off Foreigner's 1981 album, 4, will join Lynyrd Skynyrd's second hit single, "Sweet Home Alabama," and "Take the Money and Run" by Steve Miller Band. The Classic Rock 3 Track Pack will be available on the PlayStation(R)Store for PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system starting May 11. It will also be available on Xbox LIVE(R) Marketplace for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and on Wii(TM) on May 6.
Gamers looking to add some alternative-pop to their Guitar Hero library are in for a treat on May 11 with a three-song Alternative Pop Track Pack featuring Alpha Rev, Capra and Snow Patrol. The track pack will contain "Face Down," off Alpha Rev's just released new album New Morning, Capra's debut single, "Low Day" and "You're All I Have," the first single from Snow Patrol's fourth album, Eyes Open.
Get ready to rock this way with legendary American rock n' roll band, Aerosmith, as they return to the Guitar Hero stage with a three-song track pack featuring "Livin' On The Edge," "Love In An Elevator" and "Rag Doll." Fans will be able to experience these classic tracks, playable as a full band for the first time, from the GRAMMY(R) award winning band on May 18.
The Classic Rock 3, Alternative Pop and Aerosmith track packs will be available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 440 Microsoft Points, on the PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system for $5.49 and for Wii for 550 Wii Points(TM). In addition, all songs in each track pack will be released as downloadable singles for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 160 Microsoft Points, PlayStation 3 system for $1.99 and Wii for 200 Wii Points each. In addition to the in-game music store and the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 owners can expand their Guitar Hero music library using the Guitar Hero VIP Pass Music Store, available exclusively on Xbox LIVE online entertainment network.
For more information about Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero and their entire line-up of downloadable songs and disc imports, please visit www.guitarhero.com.
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