GNOMES, ELVES AND ORCS THRASH WITH A DIFFERENT AXE AS WORLD OF WARCRAFT® JAM DEBUTS AS FREE DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT FOR GUITAR HERO® III: LEGENDS OF ROCK
SANTA MONICA, CA – June 25, 2008 – Combining the best selling game of 2007 with the world's most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Blizzard Entertainment®'s World of Warcraft®, players across the globe will soon be shredding to a free downloadable track for Activision Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero® III: Legends of Rock.
World of Warcraft players will remember the hit "I am Murloc" as the tongue-in-cheek tribute to the beloved race of fish-people by Blizzard Entertainment's house band, Level 70 Elite Tauren Chieftain. The thrash metal-style song debuted to delighted attendees at Blizzard Entertainment's BlizzCon™ 2005 gaming convention in Anaheim, CA.
Rock stars will be able to rip it up to "I am Murloc" by downloading it on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION®Store for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system starting on June 26, 2008 in advance of the 2008 Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational held in Paris, France June 28 and June 29.
Blizzard Entertainment's critically acclaimed hit PC game World of Warcraft is the world's most popular MMORPG, with more than 10 million subscribers. It allows players to take on the roles of fantasy heroes and interact with thousands of other players, exploring exotic locations, fighting deadly monsters, and claiming legendary treasures in a vast realm. Gamers who have yet to visit Ironforge and Orgrimmar or venture into the depths of the Black Temple can explore the full version of World of Warcraft by downloading a free 10-day trial from http://www.warcraft.com/ghero.
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.community.guitarhero.com.