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Guitar Hero World Tour to get Killers on release day

Friday, 14th November 2008 20:46 GMT By Mike

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Activision’s plastic-peripheral romp, Guitar hero: World Tour, will get a three song pack containing some tracks from the Killers latest album, Day & Age, on the day of its retail release on November 25.

Human and Losing Touch will be included from the new album, as well as the “smash hit single” Mr. Brightside from the band’s debut record.

The Killers Track Pack will cost 440 Microsoft Points and $5.49 on PSN. The songs will be available individually for 160 Points (360), $1.99 (PS3) and 200 Wii Points a piece.

Full press release below.

By Mike Bowden

THE KILLERS TO DEBUT NEW MUSIC AS DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT FOR GUITAR HERO® WORLD TOUR
Three Song Track Pack Available Day and Date with The Killers’ New Album, Day & Age

Friday 14th November/… After making their entry in a Guitar Hero® set list with “When You Were Young” on Guitar Hero® III: Legends of Rock, multi-platinum alternative rockers The Killers are playing a downloadable encore in Activision Publishing, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero® World Tour, the company announced today. To celebrate the release of the band’s third album, Day & Age, The Killers downloadable content will be available simultaneously with the album’s release on November 25th and will feature two singles off Day & Age: “Human” and “Losing Touch.” Rounding out the Track Pack and adding to the killer experience is the GRAMMY® nominated smash hit “Mr. Brightside” from the band’s debut album Hot Fuss.

The Killers Track Pack will be available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 440 Microsoft Points and on the PLAYSTATION®Store for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system for $5.49. In addition, ”Human,” “Losing Touch” and “Mr. Brightside” 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.

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 wired 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 and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. The Wii™ home video game system from Nintendo version is developed by Vicarious Visions. The PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system version is developed by Budcat. The game is rated 12+ by the BBFC. For more information on Guitar Hero World Tour, please visit worldtour.guitarhero.com.

For all UK media inquiries, please contact:
Specialist Games Media
Stuart Taylor
Barrington Harvey
01462 456780
stuart.taylor@bhpr.co.uk

Mainstream Media
Simon Byron
Barrington Harvey
01462 456780
simon.byron@bhpr.co.uk

Joanna Waitzman
Barrington Harvey
01462 456780
joanna.waitzman@bhpr.co.uk

Online
Anna Larke
Barrington Harvey
01462 456780
anna.larke@bhpr.co.uk

About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

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*Online gameplay is only available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™ and may require an additional subscription.

Guitar Hero World Tour © 2008 Activision Publishing, Inc. Guitar Hero, Activision and RedOctane are registered trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

“PlayStation,” “PLAYSTATION” and “PS” Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Used with Permission. Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. Wii is a trademark of Nintendo.

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  1. Johnny Cullen

    Brightside?

    Please.

    Give me Smile Like You Mean It, All These Things That I’ve Done or Read My Mind anyday, particually All These Things.

    Although Human is a tune I have to admit.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. airdom

    who cares? the killers suck

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Gamoc

    Hey, let’s not say anything we’ll regret.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. clynchehaun

    Joystiq were reporting that there was also a Rock Band pack set for release on the same day with “Smile like you mean it”, “Mr. Brightside” and from the new album “Spaceman”.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen

    http://blog.wired.com/games/2008/11/guitar-hero-roc.html

    Yip, coming to Rock Band as well now.

    #5 6 years ago