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Guitar Hero Van Halen Erupts onto Retail Shelves Nationwide

December 22, 2009

Guitar Hero Van Halen Erupts onto Retail Shelves Nationwide

Experience the Skill and Energy of One of the Most Renowned Bands in the World – Van Halen

Bringing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees to life, Guitar Hero Van Halen hits retail shelves nationwide today delivering players a unique way to experience the energy, attitude and music from one the most accomplished bands in the world. With 25 of Van Halen’s greatest hits from “Jump” to “Panama” and three of Eddie Van Halen’s most epic guitar solos, coupled with rockin’ anthems from a host of globally renowned artists spanning various genres of music – including Lenny Kravitz, Weezer, Foreigner, Queen and Blink-182 – the set list crafted for Guitar Hero Van Halen is the perfect blend of music for all fans and players. Guitar Hero Van Halen allows gamers to share in the social and expressive Guitar Hero experience. Virtual rock stars can jam together regardless of physical location in the online Quickplay mode, compete head-to-head in Face-Off, Pro Face-Off, Battle and eight-player “Battle of the Bands” game modes plus create, record, edit and share their own unique compositions in the Music Studio.

“Guitar Hero Van Halen offers music fans of all generations the chance to experience one of the most renowned and celebrated bands in the world in an entirely unique way,” said Will Kassoy, Senior Vice President, Guitar Hero. “Eddie Van Halen is a guitar legend and this game will give Guitar Hero fans a new appreciation for his talents, while also providing hours of entertainment.”

Guitar Hero Van Halen brings to life the virtuosity and unadulterated fun that has made Van Halen one of the most successful and popular rock and roll acts of the past 30 years. Along with 19 larger than life musical artists, including Queens of the Stone Age, Weezer, The Offspring, Blink-182 and Queen, guitar legend Eddie Van Halen, famous frontman David Lee Roth, dynamic drummer Alex Van Halen and skilled bassist, Wolfgang Van Halen, give fans the chance to own the stage and put on show-stopping performances in the coolest, all-new venues from around the world. With over 25 of Van Halen’s greatest hits from “Jump” to “Panama,” the set list crafted for Guitar Hero Van Halen is the perfect combination of high-energy rock that will appeal to a wide range of fans.

Available now in the United States and in Europe on February 19, 2010, Guitar Hero Van Halen is developed by Underground Development for the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2 and the Wii. The game is rated “T” (Teen – Mild Lyrics, Mild Suggestive Themes) by the ESRB. For more information about Guitar Hero Van Halen, please visit www.vanhalen.guitarhero.com.

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