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Guitar Hero: On Tour (Nintendo DS)

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Activision Press Release (June 23, 2008):

    Activision's Guitar Hero(R): On Tour for Nintendo DS(TM) Takes the Show on the Road to Retail Stores Nationwide
    First Portable Edition in the Guitar Hero(R) Franchise Lets
    Players Unleash Their Inner Rock Star Anywhere, Anytime

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jun 23, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- After playing to sold-out crowds in living rooms around the world, the blockbuster video game Guitar Hero is hitting the road with Guitar Hero(R): On Tour for Nintendo DS(TM), Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced. Available now at retail outlets nationwide, Guitar Hero: On Tour brings a new dimension to handheld gaming and gives fans the ability to shred along to their favorite tunes with complete portability.

    Packaged with the revolutionary Guitar Hero(TM) Guitar Grip(TM) peripheral that fits snugly into Nintendo DS, and a unique Guitar Hero pick-stylus, Guitar Hero: On Tour delivers a unique experience by challenging handheld gamers to rock out and prove their shredding skills on one of the most diverse set lists ever offered in a Guitar Hero game, including master track hits from Nirvana, OK Go, No Doubt, blink-182 and Bloc Party.

    "Guitar Hero: On Tour offers handheld gamers an all-new Guitar Hero experience letting them unleash their inner rock star anywhere, anytime," said Dusty Welch, Head of Publishing for RedOctane. "Utilizing the innovative Guitar Hero Guitar Grip peripheral and Guitar Hero pick-stylus, and taking full advantage of the unique voice and touch abilities of Nintendo DS, Guitar Hero: On Tour is going to again redefine how fans can experience music."

    Designed from the ground up specifically for Nintendo DS, the game continues to build on the franchise's signature easy-to-play, yet difficult to master addictive gameplay, and now lets players take their experience wherever they go. Players use the Guitar Hero Guitar Grip, which mimics a guitar fret board, and the Guitar Hero pick-stylus on the touch screen to strum their favorite tunes and create their rock 'n' roll legacy in career mode. Fans can also join together to play co-op mode using a local wireless connection, or battle each other in a Guitar Duel using new Battle Items unique to Nintendo DS.

    Guitar Hero: On Tour is developed by Vicarious Visions, is rated "E 10+" (Everyone 10 and older) by the ESRB and is available now at retailers nationwide. For more information about Guitar Hero: On Tour, visit www.GuitarHeroOnTour.com.

    About Activision, Inc.

    Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $2.9 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008.

    Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and South Korea. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Dec 19, 2010.

Activision Press Release (March 20, 2008):

    Guitar Hero(R): On Tour Explodes onto Nintendo DS This Summer
    New Game Introduces Revolutionary Guitar Hero(TM) Guitar Grip(TM)
    Peripheral for Anytime, Anywhere Guitar Hero(R) Gameplay

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Mar 20, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- For the first time, handheld gamers will have the freedom to unleash their inner rock star anywhere, anytime with Activision, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) upcoming Guitar Hero(R): On Tour for Nintendo DS(TM). The game will deliver a unique Guitar Hero(R) experience by challenging handheld gamers to rock out and prove their shredding skills on the most diverse set list of master tracks ever offered in a Guitar Hero game, including classic rock, alternative and pop favorites such as Nirvana, OK Go and No Doubt.

    The game will be packaged with a revolutionary Guitar Hero(TM) Guitar Grip(TM) peripheral that fits snugly into the DS and a unique Guitar Hero pick-stylus that brings a new dimension to handheld gaming and the core gameplay that defines Guitar Hero. Guitar Hero: On Tour has been designed specifically for the DS platform and will offer the DS audience an all-new compelling music experience.

    "We are continuing to introduce new and exciting ways to bring music to audiences with Guitar Hero," said Dusty Welch, head of publishing for Activision/RedOctane. "The Guitar Hero Guitar Grip redefines how games can be played on handheld systems and the integration of the microphone and touch screen gameplay on the DS, further illustrates Guitar Hero's leadership in delivering the most unique and creative quality hardware and software on the market."

    "We're designing Guitar Hero: On Tour from the ground up to take full advantage of the DS platform by integrating signature gameplay with fresh new content and DS specific features," said Karthik Bala, CEO of Vicarious Visions. "We've taken all of our learnings on the DS platform to date and pushed it to the limits to create a truly innovative Guitar Hero experience."

    Guitar Hero: On Tour continues to build on the franchise's signature easy-to-play, yet difficult to master addictive gameplay, and now lets players take their experience on the road wherever they go. Players use the Guitar Hero pick-stylus on the touch screen to strum their favorite tunes and create their rock 'n' roll legacy in career mode.

    Fans can also join together to play co-op mode using a local wireless network, or battle each other in a Guitar Duel using new Battle Items unique to the DS platform. For example, players must blow into the microphone to extinguish a pyrotechnics effects gone wrong, or use the touch screen to autograph a crazed fan's shirt in the middle of their set.

    Featuring five unlockable new venues, the game lets players personalize their experience by choosing the color of their axe of choice, selecting to play as one of six characters - two of which are all new and exclusive to Guitar Hero: On Tour - and outfitting their guitarist in numerous styles.

    Guitar Hero: On Tour is being developed by Vicarious Visions for the Nintendo DS. The game is rated "E 10+" (Everyone 10 and older) by the ESRB and is scheduled for release this summer. For more information, visit www.guitarheroontour.com.

    About Activision, Inc.

    Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007.

    Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and South Korea. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Dec 19, 2010.

Back of Case - DS (US):

    ROCK OUT

    ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!

    FEATURES:
    • Unique, NEW portable music gaming experience
    • Reinventing Guitar Hero® for Nintendo DS™
      • Single Player/Multiplayer modes
      • New Guitar duel mode: DS microphone & Touch Screen attacks
    • Personalize your experience with skins, NEW characters, and venues


    • 25 MONSTER TRACKS from BANDS INCLUDING:

      Red Hot Chili Peppers * Daughtry * OK Go * Incubus * Stray Cats * Maroon 5 * Smash Mouth * Pat Benatar * Ozzy Osbourne * The Doobie Brothers * Bloc Party * Rick Springfield * Los Lonely Boys * Jet * & MORE!

      Use the Guitar Hero™ Guitar Grip™ and pick stylus to rock out on the go!

      Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Jul 19, 2008.