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'Guitar Hero' (PS2) Goes Gold In Europe

by Rainier on March 14, 2006 @ 2:30 a.m. PST

RedOctane announced today that the English PAL version of Guitar Hero has gone gold and is ready to ship to outlets across UK, Scandinavia and Benelux on April 7th. Finally, gamers will have the chance to fulfill their dreams of being a rock god on stage, minus the stage and actual god status – unless, of course, they master the tricky Expert difficulty level.

The secret of Guitar Hero is simple. While most games are designed to be played, Guitar Hero is meant to be rocked. It allows PlayStation 2 owners to perform 30 fully licensed classic rock songs on a unique guitar peripheral, modelled on the classic Gibson SG. Once strapped on, the controller becomes the ultimate way to jam, making players not just feel like rock gods, but look like them, too. Guitar Hero also boasts 17 additional songs from up and coming artists and eight additional Gibson guitars, which can be unlocked throughout the game.

"We're 100 per cent ready to rock," says Kelly Sumner, CEO, RedOctane, publisher of Guitar Hero. "Developer Harmonix has a reputation for producing only triple-A games, and we're looking forward to matching our success in the States with an equally enthusiastic response over here."

Guitar Hero will be released on April 7th priced £49.99/ e79.99 in the UK, Scandinavia and Benelux territories, with mainland Europe following in May and beyond.

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