Experience the Intensity of Musical Icons Metallica and Over 20 Additional Rockin’ Bands in the Newest Entry to the Guitar Hero® Franchise

Thursday 21st May/... Guitar Hero® Metallica®, the latest entry in Activision Publishing, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero® franchise, will be available at retail outlets across Europe and Australia on May 22, 2009 and in the UK on May 29, 2009. At launch, a European-exclusive Guitar Hero Metallica Solo Guitar Game bundle, which includes an exclusive guitar controller faceplate featuring the iconic Metallica skull motif, a copy of the critically-acclaimed game and a wireless guitar controller, will be available to fans.

Enter the world of Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo and experience Metallica’s intensity and skill while shredding on the guitar controller, ripping on the drum kit controller and wailing on the mic to a set list of over 45 explosive hits from both the GRAMMY® Award-winning band and more than 20 popular artists selected by Metallica, such as Alice In Chains, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Foo Fighters, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Queen. As one of the greatest metal bands of all time, players perform in venues reminiscent of the band’s epic album covers, themes from their music and real world locales. The all-new Expert+ drum difficulty setting, available for all platform versions of Guitar Hero Metallica, features two bass drum kick pedals, offering an authentic Metallica experience with note-for-note tracking, and Metallifacts, which, after nailing a song, lets players enjoy a virtual concert filled with on-screen facts and trivia about the song being played.

Guitar Hero Metallica will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®2 and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment systems and the Wii™ home video game system from Nintendo. All platforms will be available as stand-alone software or as the European-exclusive Guitar Hero Metallica Solo Guitar Game bundle. The game is rated 12+ by the BBFC.

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