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Axe Shredders Hit the Road with New Nintendo DS/Guitar Hero: On Tour Bundle

June 13, 2008

Axe Shredders Hit the Road with New Nintendo DS/Guitar Hero: On Tour Bundle

First Portable Edition in the Guitar Hero Franchise Lets Players Unleash Their Inner Rock Star Anytime, Anywhere

Most musicians dream of one day reaching platinum success. A new Nintendo DS bundle lets aspiring axe shredders claim that coveted status right from day one. The new Silver/Black Nintendo DS branded with the Guitar Hero® logo will be available exclusively as part of a limited-time bundle with Guitar Hero®: On Tour. For the first time, this smash-hit franchise is playable on a portable video game system using the revolutionary Guitar Hero Guitar Grip peripheral and fully tapping into the distinctive abilities of the Nintendo DS hardware.

Available across Europe on 18th July, the bundle provides a cool combo package for grads about to head off to college as well as summertime, road-tripping rockers of all ages.

“Guitar Hero created a unique and strong link between music and videogames. It was a natural step that this great concept would come to the Nintendo DS, which itself has attracted millions of new players to the world of videogames, comments Laurent Fischer, Managing Director of Marketing & PR of Nintendo of Europe. “We know this title will provide another new and original way to be entertained on the go”

“We are thrilled to be the first third-party publisher to partner with Nintendo on this unique offering,” said Dusty Welch, Head of Publishing for RedOctane. “With the Guitar Hero-branded Nintendo DS and our Guitar Hero: On Tour game and peripheral, this amazing bundle delivers gamers a complete Guitar Hero experience they can enjoy anytime, anywhere.”

Using the revolutionary Guitar Hero Guitar Grip peripheral and a custom-designed Guitar Hero pick-stylus, Guitar Hero: On Tour leverages the unique abilities of Nintendo DS to bring a new dimension to hand-held gaming. Featuring a wide variety of music, including tracks from blink-182, No Doubt, Jet, Nirvana, Bloc Party and many others, players can rock out in career mode, join together in co-op or go head-to-head in a “Guitar Duel” using Battle Items unique to the DS platform.

The limited Edition Guitar Hero: On Tour bundle will be available across Europe from 18th July 2008 onwards, so get practicing those ultimate rock star moves and prepare for an all new electrifying music experience.

For more information on Guitar Hero: On Tour visit www.GuitarHeroOnTour.com

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