Guitar Hero Metallica Demo Takes Center Stage on Xbox LIVE Marketplace

March 20, 2009

Guitar Hero Metallica Demo Takes
Center Stage on Xbox LIVE Marketplace

Gamers itching to get a taste of
Guitar Hero Metallica in advance of the game’s release need not wait any longer
as Activision Publishing Inc. announced that the demo will be available today
for free download on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360. In the demo,
virtual rock stars across the globe can shred, drum and wail to Metallica’s
explosive hits “Sad But True” and “Seek And Destroy,” as well as “No Excuses”
from Alice In Chains and “Stone Cold Crazy” from Queen, both hand-picked by
Metallica as featured guest acts in the game. Set in The Forum venue,
highlighting the new in-the-round stage designs and custom camera angles,
players can begin honing their skills in single-player and band Quickplay,
head-to-head, Face-Off, Pro Face-Off and Battle gameplay modes.

“Ride the Lightning” with musical
icons Metallica and 21 other rockin’ acts in an all new Guitar Hero experience –
Guitar Hero Metallica. Enter the world of Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk
Hammett and Robert Trujillo and experience the intensity and skill of one of the
greatest bands of all time. Shred on the guitar controller, rip on the drum kit
controller and wail on the mic to a set list featuring over 45 explosive hits
from Metallica’s illustrious career and a wide variety of other legendary
artists personally selected by the band, such as Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet
Band, Alice In Chains, System of A Down, Foo Fighters and Queen. Fans will be
able to rock as Metallica while performing in venues reminiscent of the band’s
epic album covers, themes from their music and real world locales.

Guitar Hero Metallica is being
developed by Neversoft Entertainment for Xbox 360 and the PLAYSTATION 3. The Wii
and the PlayStation 2 versions are being developed by Budcat Creations. The game
is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB. For more information about Guitar Hero
Metallica, please visit