RedOctane(R) Announces Guitar Hero II(TM) for Xbox 360(TM)
Next-Generation Game to Deliver Downloadable Content and New Guitar Hero X-Plorer(R) Controller
September 27, 2006 --
"The tour will continue the rockin' gameplay Guitar Hero fans have come to enjoy, and will now include expanded Xbox 360 capabilities," said
RedOctane will reveal an early glimpse of Guitar Hero II and the X-Plorer controller at X06, the Xbox(R) brand experience for the games and entertainment industry, being held on
"With its large integrated hard drive, Xbox 360 provides an incredible platform for facilitating downloadable content," said
Guitar Hero II is the follow-up to 2005's award-winning release, Guitar Hero, which rocked the game industry and garnered a stack of awards including: "Best Offline Multiplayer Game 2005" and "Music Game of the Year 2005" from IGN.com, "Best Soundtrack 2005" at the Spike TV Videogames Awards and five D.I.C.E. awards, including Outstanding Innovation in Gaming and Family Game of the Year.
RedOctane, Inc. is a publisher, developer, and distributor of interactive entertainment software, hardware and accessories. The company offers its interactive entertainment products in versions that operate on the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system console from Sony Computer Entertainment, Xbox(TM) video game system from Microsoft, and on personal computers ("PC"). RedOctane's leading software product offerings include Guitar Hero(TM) for the PlayStation 2. RedOctane also designs, manufactures, and markets high quality video game peripherals and accessories and has won awards for the Ignition(R) Dance Pad and the Guitar Hero SG(R) Controller. Headquartered in
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NOTE: RedOctane(R) is a registered trademark of RedOctane, Inc. "Guitar Hero" and "Guitar Hero II" are trademarks of RedOctane, Inc. Developed by Harmonix Music Systems. Gibson(R), X-Plorer(R), and the overall shapes of the X-Plorer controller and the guitars are trademarks of Gibson Guitar Corp. under license by RedOctane, Inc.
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Media Contacts: Tracie Snitker/ Bryan Lam RedOctane, Inc. 209/586-1495 x104, 408/481-9121 x143 Tsnitker@redoctane.com / Blam@redoctane.com
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