Exclusive downloadable tracks from Linkin Park’s ‘A Thousand Suns’ coming to Guitar Hero: WoR/DJ Hero 2
SANTA MONICA, CA – October 14, 2010 – Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) have announced today that Grammy-Award winning alternative artist, Linkin Park, will break new ground by becoming the first band to bring downloadable content to both the award-winning Guitar Hero® and DJ Hero® franchises, delivering songs and remixes from their number one album, A Thousand Suns. As an added bonus, gamers who purchase Guitar Hero®: Warriors of Rock or DJ Hero® 2 exclusively from Amazon.com between 12:01am PST on October 17 and 11:59pm PST on October 23 will also receive a copy of Linkin Park’s new album which will be included along with their copy of the game*.
“We’re looking forward to bringing our new album to Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and DJ Hero 2,” says lead vocalist Chester Bennington. “I think our fans will have a blast playing it.”
“Linkin Park is one of the biggest artists in the world because of the quality and depth of their music and their ability to reach so many diverse fans in a cutting edge way made them the right first choice to have music from one album featured in both Guitar Hero and DJ Hero downloadable content,” said Tim Riley, Vice President, Music Affairs, Guitar Hero. “By having Linkin Park on disc and putting out more Linkin Park songs in both Guitar Hero and DJ Hero downloadable content, we continue to find new distribution channels for great music to reach fans in an interactive way.”
Following the on-disc inclusion of “Bleed It Out,” one of the band’s most popular songs, in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, Linkin Park are cranking up their Guitar Hero presence with an exclusive six song track pack for the Guitar Hero music library. The Linkin Park track pack, which will have players strumming, drumming, and wailing for hours on end, will feature a collection of songs from Linkin Park’s new album, A Thousand Suns and will be available for download beginning October 19.
The Linkin Park Track Pack for the Guitar Hero music library will feature the following tracks:
· “Burning In The Skies”
· “The Catalyst”
· “The Messenger”
· “Waiting For The End”
· “Wretches And Kings”
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, three Linkin Park hits are also set to receive the exclusive DJ Hero remix treatment as downloadable content this winter for DJ Hero 2.
The Linkin Park Track Pack will be available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 960 Microsoft Points, on the PlayStation®Store for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system for $11.99 and for Wii™ for 1200 Wii Points™. All songs in the track pack will also be released as downloadable singles for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 160 Microsoft Points, PlayStation 3 system for $1.99 and Wii for 200 Wii Points each. 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 LIVE® online entertainment network. For more information about Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and its entire line-up of downloadable songs and disc imports, please visit www.guitarhero.com.