LEGENDARY ARTISTS KISS AND LINKIN PARK ALLOW FANS TO FILL THEIR STOCKINGS WITH DOWNLOADABLE SONGS FOR GUITAR HERO(r): WARRIORS OF ROCK AND DJ HERO(r) 2 THIS HOLIDAY
SANTA MONICA, CA â€“ December 21, 2010 â€“ Just in time for the holidays, Activision Publishing Inc.â€™s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar HeroÂ®: Warriors of Rock and DJ HeroÂ® 2Â are giving the gift that will keep fans rocking and mixing with new downloadable content from two of the worldâ€™s best-selling artists KISS and Linkin Park.Â
Gene Simmons, who voiced the Demi-God of Rock in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, is back this holiday season and has brought the boys of KISS with him. Beginning today Guitar HeroÂ® aficionados can celebrate the holidays KISS style with a KISS-mas trio of tracks featuring everyoneâ€™s favorite KISS songs. The KISS-mas Track Pack contains one of the bands biggest hits and possibly one of the greatest rock songs of all time, â€œRock And Roll All Nite,â€ along with two other hit KISS tracks, â€œDetroit Rock Cityâ€ and â€œCalling Dr. Love.â€
Linkin Park are no strangers to the remix realm, having collaborated on crossover tracks with everyone from hip-hop icon JAY-Z to world-renowned DJ Hero remixer and consultant Z-Trip. Now, two Linkin Park tracks off of their 2010 number one selling album A Thousand Suns have received the exclusive DJ Hero remix treatment as downloadable content for DJ Hero 2, including â€œThe Catalyst (Does It Offend You, Yeah? Remix)â€ and a mashup of â€œWhen They Come For Meâ€ by legendary turntablist, producer and DJ Hero alumni, Diplo.Â Available beginning today, and rounding out the three track Linkin Park Mix Pack, is a mashup of â€œPts.OF.Athrtyâ€ from the bandâ€™s 2002 remix album, Reanimation.
The KISS-mas Track Pack for the Guitar Hero Music Library will be available on Xbox LIVEÂ® Marketplace for the Xbox 360Â® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 440 Microsoft Points, on the PlayStationÂ®Store for PlayStationÂ®3 computer entertainment system for $5.49 and for Wiiâ„¢ for 550 Wii Pointsâ„¢.Â All songs in the KISS-mas Track Pack will also be released as downloadable singles for the Xbox 360Â® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 160 Microsoft Points, PlayStation 3 system for $1.99 and Wii for 200 Wii Points each.Â In addition to the in-game music store and Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 owners can expand their Guitar Hero music library using the Guitar Hero VIP Pass Music Store, available exclusively on Xbox LIVEÂ® online entertainment network.
The Linkin Park Mix Pack for DJ Hero 2 will be available on Xbox LIVEÂ® Marketplace for the Xbox 360Â® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 640 Microsoft Points; and on the PlayStationÂ®Store for PlayStationÂ®3 computer entertainment system for $7.99.Â All mixes will be released as downloadable singles for Wiiâ„¢ for 300 Wii Pointsâ„¢.