Pre-order Guitar Hero 5, get Guitar Hero: Van Halen for free

Tuesday, 11th August 2009 18:56 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Activision has announced that those who pre-order Guitar Hero 5 between now and September 1 will get Guitar Hero: Van Halen for free before it even hits stores.

Holy hell!

The full details can be found through the press release below or over on the official GH: Van Halen Offer site.

That is one hell of a deal, and may help you make a decision if you are sitting on the fence.

Guitar Hero® is offering fans across the US an unheard of limited time bonus offer. With every purchase of specially marked copies of Guitar Hero® 5 during the month of September, living room legends will be able to rock out with an advance copy of the unreleased Guitar Hero® Van Halen® (up to a $60 MSRP value), long before it takes the stage in stores.

Rock out to over 130 on-disc tracks in two games on September 1 by pre-ordering Guitar Hero 5 now at your local retailer or at and picking up your copy in September, or by buying specially marked copies of the game at any retailer anytime during the month of September, and take advantage of this limited time offer.

Please visit for full offer and redemption details.

On September 1, living room legends will rock any way they want in Guitar Hero 5. The entire set list is at players’ finger tips from the start, featuring genre-defining hits from more than 80 of the biggest rock artists and bands of all time, including The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes, Kings of Leon, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Vampire Weekend, plus more than 25 artists from a variety of music genres that will be making their music video game debut. Players take complete control as Guitar Hero 5 allows gamers to personalize and customize how they experience music by being able to play with any in-game instrument combination — multiple vocalists, guitarists, bassists and drummers, in any game mode. With the game’s all-new Party Play Mode, getting the band back together has never been easier. Players can now jump in or drop out of gameplay seamlessly, without interrupting their jam session. Elevating the Guitar Hero® series to new heights with unmatched social gameplay, an enhanced style, new in-game artists and more rock legends, Guitar Hero 5 features new surprises and challenges that will fire up long-time fret board fanatics and create a new generation of addicts.

Guitar Hero 5 is rated “T” (Teen – Mild Lyrics, Mild Suggestive Themes) by the ESRB and will be released for the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation 2. For more information about Guitar Hero 5, please visit

Guitar Hero Van Halen is rated “T” (Teen – Mild Lyrics, Mild Suggestive Themes) by the ESRB and will be released for the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation 2. For more information about Guitar Hero Van Halen, please visit

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  1. Johnny Cullen

    That is a good deal I have to admit.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. evilashchris

    Yep, let’s hope they bring it to these shores too!

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Hunam

    Van Halen looks a bit pooey to be honest, but a great offer none the less. Still not sure I’d want a whole band kit though.

    Wait, is there a band kit with this? The link only shows Game or Game + Guitar…

    #3 5 years ago

    Woo, get two games that won’t be as good as Rock Band for more than the price of Rock Band \o/

    #4 5 years ago
  5. OwningXylophone

    “fans across the US”

    Fail… Fail on every conceivable level!

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Pyrix

    It’s because nobody will buy GH: VH anyway.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. The_Deleted

    GH:VH does seem to have FAIL written all over it. Does anyone really care? Especially as a huge part of the Halen history is being ignored due to in band politics (As I understand it). And what with GH5 and RB:Beatles in the same few months…

    #7 5 years ago

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