Jimi Hendrix And The Raconteurs To Rock Guitar Hero World Tour In November

October 28, 2008


The Raconteurs and Jimi Hendrix
will both take to the virtual stage this November as downloadable content in
Activision Publishing, Inc.’s  Guitar Hero® World Tour, the company
announced today.

Already confirmed to take center
stage as a playable character, Jimi Hendrix, one of the most creative and
influential musicians of the 20th century, will return with three additional
downloadable master tracks. The blues track “If 6 was 9,” rhythm and blues
classic “Little Wing,” and a live version of the iconic Hendrix track “Fire”
will all be available as downloadable content for Guitar Hero World Tour on
November 13th, 2008.

Making their debut appearance in a
videogame, charismatic rockers, The Raconteurs are set to leave their mark with
three tracks off their second album Consolers of the Lonely. The trio of “Salute
Your Solution,” “Hold Up” and “Consoler of the Lonely” will debut as part of a
three song set list on November 20th, 2008 that will allow virtual rockers the
chance to experience the killer sounds of The Raconteurs like never before.

The Raconteurs Track Pack and Jimi
Hendrix Track Pack will be available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360®
video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 440 Microsoft Points and
on the PLAYSTATIONStore for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system for
$5.49. In addition, the three tracks from The Raconteurs Track Pack will be
released as single downloadable songs for Xbox 360 for 160 Microsoft Points,
PLAYSTATION 3 system for $1.99 and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for Wii™ for 200
Wii Points.

When the house lights go down, a new
generation of guitarists, drummers and fearless frontmen will come together and
rock with Guitar Hero World Tour. The latest installment in the #1 best-selling
video game franchise of 2007, Guitar Hero World Tour transforms music gaming by
expanding Guitar Hero’s signature guitar gameplay into a cooperative band
experience that combines the most advanced wireless controllers with new
revolutionary online* and offline gameplay modes including Band Career and
8-player “Battle of the Bands,” which allows two full bands to compete
head-to-head online. The game features a slick newly redesigned guitar
controller, drum kit controller and a microphone, as well as an innovative Music
Studio music creator that lets players compose, record, edit and share their own
rock ‘n’ roll anthems. Music creators are also able to share their recordings
with their friends online through GHTunesSM where other gamers can download and
play an endless supply of unique creations.

Guitar Hero World Tour is now
available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft,
PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, the Wii™ home video game system
from Nintendo and the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. The game is
rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB. For more information on Guitar Hero World Tour,
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