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Guitar Hero 3 ready for launch
Activision Inc. set to launch "Guitar Hero 3" on October 28th in the U.S. amid expectations that the latest installment of its music-themed franchise will be a platinum hit for the second-largest U.S. video game publisher.
The game, which will be launched in Europe about a month later, has become a cultural phenomenon. Bars and local watering holes hold "Guitar Hero" competitions, and fans have uploaded videos of their best performances on You Tube. Activision stock and user interest has been driven higher as a result of the impending release date.
This version includes songs from bands such as Metallica, The Rolling Stones and Guns N' Roses. New features include a new controller modeled after a Gibson guitar and a competitive mode in which gamers can challenge each other in guitar battles. There are also more original versions of songs instead of cover versions.