Activision Reveals more Details from Guitar Hero 5

May 18, 2009

Activision Reveals more Details
from Guitar Hero 5

The White Stripes, Kings of Leon,
The Rolling Stones, Santana and Johnny Cash Among the Artists Featured in Guitar
Hero 5

Innovative Social and Competitive
Gameplay Features Designed for All Levels of Expertise, Puts More Fun and
Control in the Hands of Music Lovers

Guitar Hero continues to re-define
the music and gaming experience this Fall with the release of Guitar Hero 5.
Featuring the best variety and biggest rock stars of today combined with classic
rock anthems, Guitar Hero 5 is the latest installment of the world’s most
popular music game. For the first time ever, players can customize the make-up
of their band by rocking with any combination of instruments in-game: whether it
be two guitars and two drums, or three guitars and a microphone, any combination
is possible, allowing players to experience music their own way. Brand new,
innovative, easy-to-use gameplay modes like Party Play and RockFest put fun,
competition and control at center stage as fans tailor the Guitar Hero
experience to match their personal style and interests. For extended hours of
entertainment, downloadable content from Guitar Hero World Tour will be
compatible with the game and will automatically be updated to include all of the
upgrades and enhancements of Guitar Hero 5.*

Guitar Hero 5 features the
strongest, most varied set list to-date comprised of master tracks from 85 of
the hottest bands of today and the biggest classic acts including; Kings of
Leon, The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes, Santana, Vampire Weekend, Tom
Petty, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, plus more than 25 artists from a variety of music
genres that will be making their music video game debut.

“Guitar Hero is the music platform
for today because it celebrates the social nature of music and brings fans
closer to the music and artists they love while allowing them to share and
discover music with their friends, family and online communities,” said Dan
Rosensweig, president and chief executive officer of Guitar Hero.

Among the first-time-ever features
of Guitar Hero 5 are: Party Play, where players can jump in or drop out of
gameplay seamlessly; RockFest, a comprehensive competitive experience available
featuring five new head-to-head modes playable online or in your living room;
and the ability to play the entire set-list from the first time the game is
turned on.

Guitar Hero 5 refines the player
experience, enhances the art style and redesigns core features such as GHMusic
StudioSM, making it the most accessible, fun-to-play and authentic experience
for seasoned music gamers as well as first-time players. New innovations such as
Band Moments, where bands are rewarded for hitting special note streams together
and song challenges where gamers are tasked to play through a song a specific
way, add a new competitive layer of excitement and accomplishment to the music
rhythm genre.

Published by Activision Publishing,
Inc. Guitar Hero 5 is being developed by Neversoft Entertainment for the Xbox
360 and PLAYSTATION 3, and by Vicarious Visions for the Wii system from
Nintendo. Budcat is developing Guitar Hero 5 for the PlayStation 2. The game is
not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information about Guitar Hero 5, please


*Does not apply to a limited number
of songs