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Nintendo DS Lite and Guitar Hero: On Tour Bundle Coming June 22, 2008

First Portable Edition in the Guitar Hero Franchise Lets Players Unleash Their Inner Rock Star Anytime, Anywhere.

REDMOND, Wash., June 12, 2008 - Most musicians dream of one day reaching platinum success. A new Nintendo DSTM bundle lets aspiring axe shredders claim that coveted status right from day one. The new Silver/Black Nintendo DS branded with the Guitar Hero® logo will be available exclusively as part of a limited-time bundle with Guitar Hero®: On Tour. For the first time, this smash-hit franchise is playable on a portable video game system using the revolutionary Guitar HeroTM Guitar GripTM peripheral and fully tapping into the distinctive abilities of the Nintendo DS hardware.

Nintendo DS Lite and Guitar Hero: On Tour Bundle

Available on June 22, 2008, at North American retailers nationwide, the bundle provides a cool combo package for grads about to head off to college as well as summertime, road-tripping rockers of all ages.

“This one-of-a-kind bundle makes Nintendo DS even more appealing to our ever-growing audience of players,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Like Nintendo DS itself, the Guitar Hero franchise has attracted millions of new players to the world of video games.”

“We are thrilled to be the first third-party publisher to partner with Nintendo on this unique offering,” said Dusty Welch, Head of Publishing for RedOctane. “With the Guitar Hero-branded Nintendo DS and our Guitar Hero: On Tour game and peripheral, this amazing bundle delivers gamers a complete Guitar Hero experience they can enjoy anytime, anywhere.”

Using the revolutionary Guitar Hero Guitar Grip peripheral and a custom-designed Guitar Hero pick-stylus, Guitar Hero: On Tour leverages the unique abilities of Nintendo DS to bring a new dimension to hand-held gaming. Featuring a wide variety of music, including tracks from blink-182, No Doubt, Jet, Nirvana, Bloc Party and many others, players can rock out in career mode, join together in co-op or go head-to-head in a “Guitar Duel” using Battle Items unique to the DS platform.

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  • cnc137 - June 12th, 2008 at 12:34 pm
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    So Europe gets three new Nintendo DS Lite colors, but us over here in the U.S. get another black Nintendo DS Lite with a silver lid and a Guitar Hero logo on it this time instead of red, blue or black lid. Whoopee!

    How many of you think these black Nintendo DS Lite systems with different color lids we are getting are lame compared to what Japan and Europe seems to be receiving?

    Why can’t they offer us full color systems instead of black ones with different color lids? Did they have a bunch of extra black ones lying around that they are replacing the lids on and selling them to us as totally new colors?

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  • Redeema - June 12th, 2008 at 5:14 pm
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    This one isn’t too horrible. I’m not going to buy it, but it’ll sell…to Raiders fans. Actually, I like the color combination. Black goes with anything and everything, so I can understand why the combination of different tops with a black bottom half.

    I’m not worried about Europe and whatever it is they get. The only color interesting to me was the red one. The green isn’t so hot and the icy blue or whatever has been around for a while in Japan. Anyone who really wanted one could’ve imported by now.

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Date: June 12, 2008

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