Guitar Hero Announces February Downloadable Content Lineup

January 28, 2010

Guitar Hero Announces February
Downloadable Content Lineup

Heavy Metal Powerhouse Black
Sabbath Debuts Master Tracks as Compatible Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero
Downloadable Songs

Guitar Hero cranks up the heat in
February with a strong lineup of weekly downloadable songs that are sure to
satisfy fans’ musical appetites. For the first time in a music video game,
master tracks from popular heavy metal band Black Sabbath are hitting center
stage. In addition, top bands 30 Seconds To Mars, Breaking Benjamin and Third
Eye Blind lend both hit songs and new music, to the vast Guitar Hero music
library with downloadable content for Activision Publishing, Inc.’s Guitar Hero
5 and Band Hero.

Epic alt-rockers 30 Seconds To Mars
return to Guitar Hero with searing vocals, imaginative percussion sequences and
blazing guitar riffs in a three-song track pack on February 4. The 30 Seconds To
Mars Track Pack features hit singles “Attack” and “From Yesterday” from the
band’s sophomore album A Beautiful Lie as well as “Kings and Queens,” the first
single off of their latest album, This Is War.

On February 11, breakout alternative
metal band Breaking Benjamin makes their Guitar Hero debut with a three song
track pack including “Sooner or Later” from their 2004 album We Are Not Alone
and “Until The End,” off of the band’s third album Phobia. The Breaking Benjamin
Track Pack will also have metal fanatics thrashing to the band’s newest single
from their Dear Agony album, “Give Me A Sign.”

Heavy metal pioneer and Rock And
Roll Hall of Fame inductee Black Sabbath brings their original music to a music
game for the first time on February 18. With master tracks of the hard-hitting,
crunching classics “After Forever,” “Into The Void” and “Sweetleaf,” all off of
their certified-platinum album Master of Reality, the Black Sabbath Track Pack
delivers an unforgettable and intense music experience where fans can enjoy
music they love in a whole new way.

As a follow up to their recent
appearance on Guitar Hero Van Halen with their 1997 hit “Semi-Charmed Life,”
Third Eye Blind returns to the Guitar Hero stage for an encore performance with
a three-song track pack releasing on February 25. The Third Eye Blind Track Pack
features “Can You Take Me” off of their latest album Ursa Major, as well as new
versions of “Losing A Whole Year,” originally released on their 6x
certified-platinum, self-titled debut album and “Never Let You Go,” the hit
single released on the band’s 1999 album Blue.

The 30 Seconds To Mars, Breaking
Benjamin, Black Sabbath and Third Eye Blind track packs will be available on
Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 for 440 Microsoft Points, on the PlayStation
Store for the PlayStation 3 for $5.49 and for Wii for 550 Wii Points. In
addition, all songs in each track pack will be released as downloadable singles
for Xbox 360 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 all-new 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 content, please visit