To a surprise to no one, Activision has finally confirmed Guitar Hero II
for the Xbox 360 at X06 event. Great news and I can't wait to jam on the 360 and hope it has some cool XBL features. They are also showcasing some games at Microsoft's event such as Call of Duty 3
and Tony Hawk's Project 8
. I'm still a little sad that Call of Duty 3
is just going to be one the console but I have high hopes for the game as I love the franchise.
ACTIVISION SHOWCASES XBOX 360™ LINE-UP AT MICROSOFT’S X06 EVENT IN BARCELONA
RedOctane Confirms Guitar Hero II™ For Xbox 360 Video Game and Entertainment System
SANTA MONICA, CA -- September 27, 2006 -- Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced it will show off its roster of holiday titles for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft at this year’s X06 event held in Barcelona, Spain.
Media and retailers worldwide will have the chance to get closer than ever to the fury of combat with Call of Duty® 3 and will experience the most realistic skateboarding game ever with the all-new Tony Hawk's Project 8™, built from the ground up to take advantage of the advanced capabilities of Microsoft’s Xbox 360™.
Additionally, RedOctane® announced today that Guitar Hero II™ will be rocking the Xbox 360™. 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.
Call of Duty 3, the follow-up to the #1 next-generation game, delivers the intensity of being closer than ever to the fury of combat during the battle for the Liberation of Paris, the most harrowing campaign of WWII, known as The Normandy Breakout. Through a seamless narrative, "Call of Duty 3" delivers the rush of unrelenting battle and breathtaking action of the Allied offensive that changed the fate of the world and will be released in November 2006. (Not yet rated in Europe.)
Reengineered from the ground up, Tony Hawk's Project 8 immerses players in the definitive skateboarding experience using ultra-realistic graphics, enhanced physics and extremely responsive controls that simulate the feeling of skating with every trick and bail. The game, to be released in November 2006, challenges players to experience the intensity and pressure of skating against some of the world's top pros in true to life competitions as they aim to become the #1 skater. Rated BBFC 12 in the UK, PEGI 16+.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.47 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006.