Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Weekend and Free Game Demo on XBL Marketplace

October 22, 2007


Fans Can Download Game Demo and Shred Against
Guitar Hero® Developers Online to Win Prizes and Ultimate Bragging Rights

Activision, Inc. today announced a special Xbox
LIVE® online entertainment network weekend for the highly anticipated title,
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. Beginning November 2, 2007, fans 13 years old
or older will be able to participate in a number of exciting activities online
including a 72-hour Play & Win Sweepstakes where every hour winning axe
shredders who register and play are awarded with special prize packages, such as
a limited edition guitar faceplate signed by Slash, as they battle in a
multiplayer showdown against the developers of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock,
as well as an exclusive Xbox LIVE leaderboard tournament to crown the top Guitar
Hero player.

Before Guitar Hero fans sign up for this gnarly
shredfest, they will have the rockin’ opportunity to practice their skills with
a free game demo available for download on Tuesday, October 23 exclusively
through Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment
system from Microsoft. The free game demo, playable with either the X-Plorer
guitar or Xbox 360 controller, will include the following 5 finger-melting

– Even Flow (by Pearl Jam)
– Lay Down (by Priestess)
– The Metal (by Tenacious D)
– Hit Me with your Best Shot (as made famous by Pat Benatar)
– Rock You like a Hurricane (as made famous by Scorpions)

To kick off Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Weekend, fans will have the coveted opportunity to secure the rare and elusive
"Meet Your Maker" Xbox LIVE achievement, where axe-shredders can beat the
creators at their own game, while competing online against the developers from
Neversoft on Friday, November 2 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm EST. Be on the look-out for
the following development team Gamertags:

– GH DesLead, Alan – Design Lead
– GH AsstProd, Lee – Asst Producer
– GH SrProdTech, Clive – Sr. Producer Technology
– GH OnlineEng, Mario – Online Engineer
– GH OnlineEng2, Tim – Online Engineer
– GH MidiDes2, Chris – Midi Designer
– GH MidiDes3, David – Midi Designer
– GH MidiDes4, Geoffrey – Midi Designer
– GH MidiDes5, John – Midi Designer
– GH MidiDes6, Brian – Midi Designer
– GH MidiDes7, Kyle – Midi Designer

More details on registering for Guitar Hero III:
Legends of Rock Weekend, and information regarding terms, conditions, and
official rules will be available on Tuesday, October 23 through the official
event page:
. Open registration will begin when the site goes
live and will end at 11:59pm (EST) on November 4, 2007.

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock will include
explosive new content and features including a multiplayer action-inspired
battle mode, grueling boss battles, a host of exclusive unlockable content and
visually stunning rock venues. Expanded online multiplayer game modes will also
allow axe-shredders worldwide to compete head-to-head for true legendary rock
status. For the first time ever, Guitar Hero fans will also be able to thrash
and burn with new wireless guitar controllers available for each platform. The
game will feature a star-studded soundtrack including master tracks by such
legendary artists as Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, The Rolling Stones, Beastie Boys,
Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam as well as original songs by guitar icons
Slash and Tom Morello. While continuing to retain all the key features from
their prior legendary performances, fresh downloadable content will be offered
on multiple platforms, and players can now shred to a killer set list from many
of the most popular rock songs ever recorded.

For the first time ever, Guitar Hero fans will
also be able to thrash and burn with new wireless guitar controllers available
for each platform, including exclusive Gibson Guitar’s Les Paul model for the
Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™ home video
game system from Nintendo, and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.
PlayStation®2 gamers will also get to shred on a new exclusive shape, Gibson’s
Kramer guitar, popularized by hard rockers and known for its body design,
pickups, electronics and construction for furious finger fretting.

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, published by RedOctane® and developed by
Neversoft, is rated ‘T’ for Teen by the ESRB and will be available October 28,
2007. For more information about the Guitar Hero franchise, please visit the
dedicated community site: