Sunnyvale, CA – October 24, 2006 – Guitar Hero II™ has added a new stop on its scheduled world tour, as RedOctane® today announced the official launch of a freshly designed interactive community website: www.guitarherogame.com . Guitar Hero™ fans and rock enthusiasts will now have an online destination for the latest information and news updates for the highly-anticipated title, along with accessibility to exclusive new features, images, contests, and a dedicated community message board.
“The enthusiastic support for Guitar Hero through our worldwide community of fans has been absolutely tremendous, and undoubtedly vital to the popular franchise’s growing success,” said Kai Huang, president of RedOctane. “To express our great appreciation, we wanted to create an interactive site that reflects the same creative passion and easy to use experience as Guitar Hero. We look forward to helping everyone rock out even harder this time around.”
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.
A limited edition Guitar Hero II t-shirt is now available for consumers that pre-order the game through RedOctane’s online store: www.redoctane.com/store.html. Rated T for Teen by the ESRB, Guitar Hero II is scheduled for their next rock star performance November 7th on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.