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Guitar Hero(R) 5 and Band Hero(TM) Roll Into April With Hot New Rock Additions to the Guitar Hero Music Library

Posted by Armando Garcia on March 31, 2010 at 5:53 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Gamers to Get Black Sabbath Master Tracks for the First Time Ever, as Well as Music from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Fall Out Boy, Blur, The All-American Rejects, Saving Abel and Phoenix






 

 

 

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 31, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Activision Publishing, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) April lineup of downloadable songs is sure to satisfy with huge rock bands and popular tracks for Guitar Hero(R) 5 and Band Hero(TM) players this month. With the addition of tracks from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Fall Out Boy, Blur, The All-American Rejects, Saving Abel, Phoenix and Black Sabbath, the Guitar Hero music library continues to evolve and expand, providing hours of entertainment for fans of all music genres.

Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd kicks off the month of downloadable music on April 1, with a three song track pack featuring the rock anthem that first brought the band national attention, "Free bird." In addition, gamers will also get the popular singles "Simple Man" and "Gimme Three Steps" off Lynyrd Skynyrd's 1973 debut album.

On April 8, gamers can let the good times roll with the Fall Out Boy Track Pack, which contains three hits from their certified-platinum album Infinity on High. "Thnks fr th Mmrs," "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" and "The Take Over, The Breaks Over" will have players rocking out to the creative lyrics and catchy tunes that helped garner the band mainstream success.

Gamers looking for more great songs to expand their music libraries are in for a treat as Guitar Hero throws three hot singles into the mix. "Gives You Hell," the 2008 hit single by The All-American Rejects, "There's No Other Way" by alternative rock band Blur and "Addicted" off Saving Abel's debut self-titled album will be available as downloadable singles starting April 15.

On April 22, the stage is set for Grammy Award winning French alternative rock band, Phoenix, to make their Guitar Hero debut. "Everything Is Everything" from Phoenix's 2005 album, Alphabetical, will join "Lisztomania" and "1901," from their award winning 2009 album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, to give fans of the band a new way to experience the music they know and love.

Driving home the broad selection of rockin' Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero downloadable music is heavy metal pioneer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Black Sabbath, on April 29. The unforgettable and intense experience that is Black Sabbath comes to music gaming fans, as master tracks, for the first time, featuring "After Forever," "Into The Void" and "Sweet leaf," three tracks off their double-platinum album Master of Reality

The Lynyrd Skynyrd, Fall Out Boy, Phoenix and Black Sabbath track packs will be available on Xbox LIVE(R) Marketplace for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 440 Microsoft Points, on the PlayStation(R)Store for the PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system for $5.49 and for Wii(TM) for 550 Wii Points(TM). All songs in each track pack, as well as The All-American Rejects, Blur and Saving Abel tracks, will also be released as downloadable singles for the Xbox 360(R) 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(R) online entertainment network.

For more information about Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero and their entire line-up of downloadable songs, please visit www.guitarhero.com.

 


Activision Announces First Details of Spider-Man(TM): Shattered Dimensions

Posted by Armando Garcia on March 31, 2010 at 5:48 PM Comments comments (0)

 

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 31, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Marvel Entertainment (NYSE: MVL) have released the first details of Spider-Man(TM): Shattered Dimensions, the newest entry of non-stop heroic action to star the iconic wall-crawler. The video game is scheduled for release in September 2010 and will allow players to travel through four different worlds as distinctly different versions of Spider-Man from four universes across Marvel lore, two of which are announced today: The Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man Noir.

 

As Spider-Man, players will experience a wide variety of gameplay and dramatic environments. The Amazing Spider-Man experience delivers innovative web combat and visuals in a world that pays tribute to the classic era of the legendary Super Hero. In contrast, Spider-Man Noir features a cunning and covert depiction of Spider-Man, who utilizes shadows to perform stealth takedowns in a 1930's-influenced, black-and-white cinematic environment.

 

"Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions delivers an original storyline that bridges four unique worlds," said Rob Kostich, Head of Marketing, Activision Publishing, Inc. "Each action-packed universe will have its own detailed art design and thrilling missions, challenging gamers to use new skill sets to defeat enemies as they unlock powerful new moves and progress through the game."

 

Penned by acclaimed Marvel comic book writer Dan Slott, the story takes players on a mission to capture the magical energy of the Tablet of Order and Chaos, which has been shattered and scattered across parallel universes. Gamers are challenged to battle fan-favorite villains such as the lethal Kraven and a custom, never-before-seen Noir version of Hammerhead, in a quest to restore the fabric of reality.

 

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is developed by Beenox and not yet rated. Fans can learn more about Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions and the next worlds to be revealed by visiting www.SpiderManDimensions.com.


Call of Duty(R): Modern Warfare(R) 2 Stimulus Package Now Available on Xbox LIVE

Posted by Armando Garcia on March 30, 2010 at 1:49 PM Comments comments (0)

 

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 30, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- The first new multiplayer map pack from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is now available worldwide on Xbox LIVE(R). Released by Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package adds five adrenaline-pumping multiplayer arenas to the best-selling title ever on the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

 

The Modern Warfare(R) 2 Stimulus Package can now be downloaded on Xbox LIVE(R) Marketplace for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system for 1,200 Microsoft Points. To celebrate its release, Infinity Ward will host a Double XP weekend for Xbox LIVE gamers from April 2 - 4.

 

"Thanks to our community and fans around the world for their continuous feedback and dedication to Modern Warfare 2," said Robert Bowling, Creative Strategist, Infinity Ward. "The Stimulus Package introduces several all-new locations to the multiplayer, as well as a few of our favorite classics from Call of Duty(R) 4: Modern Warfare(R) that can now be experienced in a completely unique new way thanks to the additional perks and gametypes Modern Warfare 2 has to offer. As a whole, this DLC package has something for everyone, so we're excited to see all the new gameplay tactics this brings on Xbox LIVE!"

 

After launching worldwide on November 10, 2009, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 quickly became a cultural phenomenon making history for the largest one-day entertainment opening ever on its way to topping $1 billion in retail sales by January according to internal estimates.

 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package is rated "M" (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Language. For more information, visit www.modernwarfare2.com.


Call of Duty Endowment Delivers Over $180,000 Worth of Modern Warfare 2 Games to the U.S. Navy

Posted by Armando Garcia on March 30, 2010 at 1:46 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Rob Corddry Presents Games to the Crew of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)




 

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 30, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- To celebrate the launch of the new multiplayer map pack - Call of Duty(R): Modern Warfare(R) 2 Stimulus Package, Activision Publishing, Inc., (Nasdaq: ATVI), through its Call of Duty Endowment (CODE), has delivered over $180,000 worth of Modern Warfare 2 games to the U.S. Navy.

 

To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/activision/43029/

 

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100330/MM78293 )

 

Copies of the blockbuster game were presented to sailors by actor Rob Corddry and Rear Adm. Ronne Froman, USN Ret., a member of the CODE advisory council, during a special event aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in San Diego, CA. The games will be distributed to over 300 ships and submarines, as well as Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities around the world.

 

"Not only is it important to raise awareness of the issue of veterans' unemployment, it is also really cool to bring a game to service members and let them have some fun after spending so much time serving their country," said Rob Corddry. "They really deserve it and I am so glad that I can be a part of it."

 

CODE is a non-profit, public benefit corporation that seeks to help soldiers transition to civilian careers after their military service. The endowment focuses its resources on assisting organizations that provide job placement and training to veterans, as well as engaging the media and public forums to raise awareness about the issue.


Activision Publishing's Cabela's Monster Buck Hunter Videogame for Wii(TM) Available Now in North America

Posted by Armando Garcia on March 30, 2010 at 1:44 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Put Monster Bucks in Your Crosshairs with the TOP SHOT Hunting Peripheral




 

MINNEAPOLIS, March 30, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that Cabela's Monster Buck Hunter is available now for Wii(TM). The game brings a fast paced and fun arcade-style experience home for the entire family and comes packaged with the TOP SHOT hunting peripheral that revolutionized the genre and made Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2010 one of the best selling games of 2009.

 

In Cabela's Monster Buck Hunter, you can test your shooting skills in 12 expansive shooting galleries where you can bag loads of big game, small critters and flying birds with an ample supply of ammunition for non-stop hunting action. Take the TOP SHOT challenge with friends and family in 2- to 4-person turn based multiplayer games and use up to seven different power-ups to gain the advantage. The game also features 96 heart pounding missions that start you at the most critical part of the hunt. Your journeys will take you across 24 states and provinces from the bone chilling Yukon to the scorching Sonoran Desert. Hunt 36 species of trophy game including North America's most sought after Trophy Deer species.

 

The TOP SHOT hunting peripheral for Wii ups the action even further. Designed by Activision in collaboration with Cabela's, this Nintendo approved peripheral will bring a smile to any hunter. Just load the Wii Remote and Nunchuk and you're ready for adrenaline pumping, arcade style hunting action!

 

"The Cabela's franchise has been delivering new and innovative hunting game experiences for over 13 years and Cabela's Monster Buck Hunter continues that tradition" said David Oxford, Activision Publishing. "Designed for the TOP SHOT peripheral, Cabela's Monster Buck Hunter promises to deliver countless hours of hunting fun for everyone."

 

Cabela's Monster Buck Hunter is available with the TOP SHOT Peripheral for $49.99 on Wii(TM). The game is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. For more information, visit www.activision.com.



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