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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:19 am    Post subject: Ozzy Osbourne to Headline Virtual Ozzfest Lineup in GH:WT Reply with quote

OZZFest Artists Metallica, System of a Down and Black Label Society -
Featuring Zakk Wylde’s Likeness - Coming to Guitar Hero World Tour


SANTA MONICA, CA – August 8, 2008 – After performing in countless sold-out arenas and amphitheatres throughout the world, rock’s defining frontman Ozzy Osbourne – who has sold over 100 million records worldwide in his four decade career – will be playing to a new audience this fall as he makes his videogame debut in Activision Publishing, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero® World Tour.

Budding rockstars around the world will have the opportunity to live out their ultimate fantasy on the virtual OZZFest stage, playing as Ozzy, or alongside him, as he wails to iconic rock track “Crazy Train” and “Mr. Crowley,” both from his quintuple platinum debut solo album Blizzard of Ozz. OZZFest, now it its 13th year, has also been created digitally as an in-game venue exclusively for Guitar Hero World Tour to host the heavy metal rock legend.

Joining Ozzy in Guitar Hero World Tour as a playable character is his lead axe-shredder and founder of Black Label Society, Zakk Wylde, performing their hit track “Stillborn.” In addition to Metallica releasing their highly anticipated Death Magnetic album in its entirety as downloadable content in both Guitar Hero® III: Legends of Rock and Guitar Hero World Tour, the 2008 OZZFest performers and GRAMMY® winning recording artists will be appearing for their on-disc encore with “Trapped Under Ice.” Finally, taking the Guitar Hero® stage for the first time is fellow OZZFest artist, System of a Down with their 2006 GRAMMY® for Best Hard Rock Performance winning single “B.Y.O.B.”

When the house lights go down this fall, a new generation of guitarists, drummers and fearless frontmen will come together and rock with Guitar Hero World Tour. The latest installment in the #1 best-selling video game franchise of 2007, Guitar Hero World Tour transforms music gaming by expanding Guitar Hero’s signature guitar gameplay into a cooperative band experience that combines the most advanced wireless instruments with new revolutionary online* and offline gameplay modes including Band Career and 8-player “Battle of the Bands,” which allows two full bands to compete head-to-head online for the first time ever. The game features a slick newly redesigned guitar controller, drum kit controller and a microphone, as well as an innovative Music Studio music creator that lets players compose, record, edit and share their own rock ‘n’ roll anthems. Music creators will also be able to share their recordings with their friends online through GHTunes(SM) where other gamers can download and play an endless supply of unique creations.

Guitar Hero World Tour is being developed by Neversoft Entertainment for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. The Wii™ version is being developed by Vicarious Visions. The PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system version is being developed by Budcat. The game is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB. For more information on Guitar Hero World Tour, please visit www.guitarhero.com.



About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision Publishing 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 Publishing and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.

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*Online gameplay is only available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™ and may require an additional subscription.

© 2008 Activision Publishing, Inc. Guitar Hero, Activision and RedOctane are registered trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved.

“PlayStation”, “PLAYSTATION” and “PS” Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Used with Permission. Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. Wii and the Wii logo are trademarks of Nintendo.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

omg this is the best announcement yet for world tour! Totally awesome!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crazy Train and Mr. Crowley are epic win, yet another reason to buy the game. Somehow I just knew the SoaD song they were gonna pick was gonna be BYOB. Even though that's in Rock Band it'll still be cool that GH gets it too. Can't wait for the full setlist.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

O.O...i think i just shat myself...
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

trapped under ice...?

Shoulda picked creeping death, or ktulu

If they were going for B-side Metalllica
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soo Epic!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's an interesting announcement, but it's not going to make the game a must buy (that's the song creator). It's good that they're getting a lot of songs from famous bands, but I would much rather have less known songs, like in GH2. Eh, I don't really see myself using Ozzfest or Ozzy a huge lot.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cannot wait to play Crazy Train. GH:WT is getting better every day.

Here's a link to a short little interview with Ozzy and him getting motion captured for those interested:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1LoJk7pm3s
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO US NEVERSOFT!!!'

If I could make my own setlist for the game, I don't think I would change anything about it. This is turning out out be perfect. I am still waiting for the TTFAF of GH:WT though.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

omg i cant believe they picked trapped under ice!
that song is epic and has some amazing guitar shredding
im REALLY glad that they didnt pick some crap song like nothing else matters
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even though this is awesome news i still think that the jimi hendrix announcement is bigger, you get to battle jimi hendrix!!!!! apparently, along with the songs The Wind Cries Mary, and Purple Haze
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OH MY GOD finally an awesome announcement!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks JCirri!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crazy Train, Ozzy, Zakk, and Ozzfest! Best announcement since Hendrix being in the game.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't believe you're all overlooking B.Y.O.B.

Such an awesome GH song.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HO...LY...SHIT...
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