Acti set to release five GHIII DLC packs in June


Piggybacking today's announcement of the new Guitar Hero III Motorhead DLC, Activision just sent word that they're planning to release five sets of GHIII DLC during the month of June with today's Motorhead Track Pack being the first.

They're keeping the lid firmly sealed regarding three of the five track packs, but did reveal that the second set of DLC will release next Thursday, June 12th and include music inspired by the Isle of Wight festival including "Shoot the Runner" by Kasabian (amazing video above), "I Predict a Riot" by Kaiser Chief and a freshly recorded version of "Anarchy in the U.K." "Problems" by The Sex Pistols. We expect to hear more about June's other three GHIII track packs in the weeks to come, but for now you can enjoy Motorhead and look forward to Isle of Wight inspired music next Thursday. Full press release after the break.

ACTIVISION SET TO RELEASE FIVE GUITAR HERO® III: LEGENDS OF ROCK DOWNLOADABLE SONG PACKS IN JUNE

The Sex Pistols Return for Encore Performance with Live Recording in Isle of Wight Track Pack

GRAMMY® Award Winning Motörhead Joins Legendary Guitar Hero® Lineup


SANTA MONICA, CA – June 5, 2008 – Coming to a console near you, living room rock stars will soon be able to shred to an assortment of new master tracks on Activision, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock with five new song packs releasing throughout the month of June. Two of the five packs will let gamers rock out with three headline acts from the Isle of Wight festival and tunes from the timeless rock icon, Motörhead.

Reliving one of the most memorable performances of the 2007 Isle of Wight festival, Kasabian's master recording of "Shoot the Runner" joins 2008 headliners The Sex Pistols and Kaiser Chiefs in the Isle of Wight pack. Available on June 12th, the track pack also features Kaiser Chief's "I Predict a Riot" which climbed all the way to #9 on the UK Singles Chart. The Sex Pistols, who went into the studio for the first time in 30 years to re-record "Anarchy in the U.K." specifically for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, round out the track pack with a live rendition of "Problems," recorded during their 30th anniversary tour stop at Brixton Academy in London.

In anticipation of Motorhead's new album, on June 5, 2008 players can shred to the band's legendary hits "We Are the Road Crew," "Stay Clean" and their first single, the self-titled "Motörhead."

Both track packs will be available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®Store for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock offers the ultimate rock experience with new wireless guitars, freshly added content and features including a multiplayer action-inspired battle mode, grueling boss battles, a host of exclusive unlockable content and visually stunning rock venues. Expanded online multiplayer modes allow axe-shredders worldwide to compete head-to-head for true rock status as they riff through a star-studded soundtrack including master tracks by legendary artists such as Aerosmith, Guns 'N' Roses, The Rolling Stones, Beastie Boys, Rage Against the Machine and Pearl Jam, as well as original songs by guitar icons Slash and Tom Morello. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is now available and is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB. For more information visit www.guitarhero.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.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.