Guitar Hero II European Release Date Confirmed
Company: RedOctane
Tuesday 22 August 2006/...RedOctane can today confirm news which will have the whole of Europe banging their heads with joy: Guitar Hero II, the acclaimed follow-up to Guitar Hero, will be available in Europe in November 2006 – shortly after its American release date.

“We’re absolutely overjoyed to be able to announce that the European release is as close to the US street date we can possibly make it,” says Dave Noble, business development director, RedOctane. “RedOctane is now in a position to be able to deliver Guitar Hero II to games players all over the world at roughly the same time – and we’re committed to ensuring the widest possible range of tunes to anyone with a Guitar Hero Gibson SG controller.”

Guitar Hero II will be available as a hardware bundle complete with replica Gibson SG controller, or as a standalone disc – so anyone who owns the original game can enjoy this latest release within the Guitar Hero family.

As well as more songs, more locations and a whole lot more rocking, Guitar Hero II will boast additional multiplayer modes in which two guitarists can play lead and rhythm or bass tracks separately – for that proper band experience.

The final tracklist has yet to be announced, but RedOctane promises a heady mix of classic and contemporary rock – along with a few surprises.

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RedOctane® is a registered trademark of RedOctane, Inc. "Guitar Hero" and "Guitar Hero II" are trademarks of RedOctane, Inc. ©2005-2006 RedOctane, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners. Developed by Harmonix Music Systems.

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