Oasis Joins forces with Guitar Hero World Tour to Bring New Album as DLC
A list of albums to appear this November
SANTA MONICA, CA – October 17, 2008 – Gamers looking to shred, drum and wail away to the new sounds of beloved, multi-platinum UK rock band, Oasis, need not wait much longer as music from the band’s critically acclaimed Dig Out Your Soul album will soon be available for download in Activision Publishing, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero® World Tour.
Featuring “Bag It Up,” “Waiting for the Rapture” and the hit first single “The Shock of the Lightning” from the band’s seventh studio album, in Europe the Oasis Track Pack will be available exclusively on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for two weeks starting November 6th. The track pack will be available for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system in Europe on November 20th. In addition, the three tracks will be released as single downloadable songs for Xbox 360 on November 6th and the PLAYSTATION 3 on November 20th. The Dig Out Your Soul album, in it entirety or via individual singles, will be available for download in 2009.
When the house lights go down on October 26th, 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 for the first time ever. 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 will also be 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 being developed by Neversoft Entertainment for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system. The Wii version is being developed by Vicarious Visions. The PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system version is being developed by Budcat. The game is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB.
For more information, visit http://worldtour.guitarhero.com