RedOctane Seeks Entries For Its Be A Guitar Hero Competition

RedOctane Seeks Entries For Its Be A
Guitar Hero Competition

Get your band’s music in the PlayStation®2
game Guitar Hero

Sunnyvale, Calif., June 15th, 2005 RedOctane®,
a leading creator of music video games and peripherals, today announced its Be A
Guitar Hero Competition. Bands nationwide are invited to submit original music
for potential inclusion in Guitar Hero™ the innovative new video game scheduled
for release on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system in the fall of

The Be A Guitar Hero Competition is a way for
aspiring bands to gain incredible exposure by having their song included into
the video game Guitar Hero!

"This is the first time a competition winner
has ever had a song actually playable in a video game. Potentially millions of
gamers could be jamming to the winning band’s song," said John Tam, game
producer for Guitar Hero.

RedOctane will announce one Grand Prize
winning song, and the winning band will take their place in the Guitar Hero song
list alongside songs made famous by such artists as The Red Hot Chili Peppers,
David Bowie, Boston, The Donnas, Black Sabbath, The Ramones, White Zombie, and
Jimi Hendrix.

All interested parties need to visit

 for competition rules and
to download an entry form. The deadline for entries to the Be A Guitar Hero
Competition is August 1st, 2005.

Guitar Hero is a guitar simulation game that
puts you at the center of your very own rock band. By pressing down on fret
buttons on a specially designed guitar controller, players can form notes and
chords to be played by strumming in time on a "strum bar" representing the
strings of an electric guitar. These notes and chords are represented onscreen
by scrolling note markers. Using button combinations, sustains and the whammy
bar, players will experience the essence of what it’s like to actually play some
of the coolest rock songs of all time. Players can choose from multiple rock
characters and play at concert venues that grow in size as your rock career

For more information on Guitar Hero, please

About RedOctane

Based in Sunnyvale, California, RedOctane® is
an innovative new video game publisher, specializing in music and rhythm games.
In addition to video game publishing, RedOctane is the leading provider of
unique, high-quality video game peripherals and accessories. For more than two
years RedOctane has been the top online retailer of dance games and dance
accessories in the US. For more information on RedOctane please visit

About Harmonix Music Systems, Inc

Veteran music video game creator Harmonix® is
developing Guitar Hero. Based in Cambridge, MA, Harmonix® previously developed
Frequency, Amplitude, Karaoke Revolution and EyeToy: AntiGrav.

Karaoke Revolution™ is a registered trademark
KONAMI CORPORATION. 2004 KONAMI. Developed by Harmonix Music System. Harmonix
is a registered trademark of Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. Frequency and
Amplitude are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

RedOctane® is a registered trademark of
RedOctane, Inc. "Guitar Hero" is trademark of RedOctane ,Inc. Developed by
Harmonix Music Systems. 2005 RedOctane, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
"PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony
Computer Entertainment Inc. The ratings icon is a trademark of the Entertainment
Software Association. Sony Computer Entertainment America takes no
responsibility for this offer.