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English Speed Metal Band DragonForce to Debut New Single as Part of Downloadable Track Pack for Guitar Hero(R) III: Legends of Rock
Aug 19, 2008 (08:08 AM EDT)


SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Known for their out-of-control riffs, fast paced songs and twin guitar solos, DragonForce will ascend the virtual stage once again to unleash "Heroes of Our Time" -- the debut single off their new album Ultra Beatdown -- in a three-song track pack for Activision Publishing, Inc.'s Guitar Hero(R) III: Legends of Rock. The DragonForce track pack will be available on August 21, 2008 giving gamers the unique opportunity to download and play "Heroes of Our Time" in advance of the album release.

After experiencing the furious fret work of "Through the Fire and Flames," Guitar Hero(R) fans will have their shredding skills pushed to the limit with "Revolution Deathsquad" and "Operation Ground and Pound" from their third album Inhuman Rampage, in addition to "Heroes of Our Time," which will set players' fingers ablaze as they try to keep up with some of the most challenging riffs to date.

The three-song DragonForce Track Pack will be available for download on Xbox LIVE(R) Marketplace for Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and in the PLAYSTATION(R)Store for the PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system on August 21, 2008.

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 http://community.guitarhero.com .

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