London, UK– 25th June, 2010– Hot on the heels of the successful release of Guitar Hero ® for iPhone and iPod touch, Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that ABKCO Records’ Rolling Stones song pack featuring“Gimme Shelter,”“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” and“Honky Tonk Women” is now available for purchase through the in-game app.
“We are thrilled with the explosive launch of the Guitar Hero app,” said David Haddad, Chief Operating Officer for Guitar Hero.“Bringing the Guitar Hero experience to iPhone and iPod touch allows our fans to experience and interact with great music in a compelling way– anytime and anywhere. We’ve seen great support for the app and also for the exciting additional game tracks... What better way to reward our fans, than by bringing them an incredible new song pack by The Rolling Stones?”
Published by Activision and created by Guitar Hero veteran developer, Vicarious Visions, Inc., and built exclusively from the ground up for the iPhone and iPod touch, the Guitar Hero app takes full advantage of the platforms’ functionality and features all-new, innovative gameplay that will keep players rocking out as they strum, tap, slide and whammy to the hottest tracks from bands they know and love. The game also features a robust avatar customisation mode that lets players personalise their game; built-in social integration so gamers can share their scores with their friends on Facebook, check leaderboards and get updates through in-game news feeds; intuitive new mechanics that challenge fans to tap, strum and whammy their way to the top of the Rock Ranks; and the ability to download new tracks from an in-game music store; wannabe rock stars will be shredding on guitar or ripping it up on bass whenever, wherever they want.
Guitar Hero for iPhone and iPod touch is available from the App Store at http://itunes.apple.com/app/id374801345 and features Queen, Rise Against, The Rolling Stones, Vampire Weekend, Weezer and The White Stripes. Song packs are only available through the Guitar Hero app. For more information about Guitar Hero for iPhone and iPod touch, please visit GuitarHero.com.
ABKCO Music and Records is one of the world's leading independent entertainment companies. It is home to critical catalog assets that include compositions and recordings by Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones, Bobby Womack, The Animals, Herman's Hermits, Marianne Faithfull, The Kinks as well as the Cameo Parkway masters by such artists as Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, The Orlons, The Dovells, ?&The Mysterians, The Tymes and Dee Dee Sharp.
ABKCO's recent releases have included the soundtracks to Wes Anderson's acclaimed THE DARJEELING LIMITED and FANTASTIC MR. FOX, the director's first animated feature based on Roald Dahl's book of the same title, as well as soundtracks to PERCY JACKSON&THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF, I LOVE YOU BETH COOPER, POST GRAD and the upcoming summer blockbuster, SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD..
ABKCO is active on many fronts including the release of critically lauded compilations and reissues from its catalog, film and commercial placement of its master recordings and music publishing properties in all media. It is engaged in ongoing catalog research and development ensuring its continuing role as an innovator in the entertainment field.
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