A digital Jimi Hendrix rises from the grave for Guitar Hero World Tour

The survey leak rumors continue to come to fruition, as Activision have officially revealed that Jimi Hendrix (and his music) will appear in the upcoming Guitar Hero World Tour.

The title will not only feature the legendary guitar-burning musician as a playable character, but will also feature two master tracks: a live version of “Purple Haze” from a 1969 San Diego Sports Agena concert, and “The Wind Cries Mary.” Other exclusive Hendrix tracks will be available for download after the game’s launch.

Guitar Hero games have become the virtual rock stage for the industry’s most beloved artists,” says Tim Riley, Vice President of Music Affairs for Activision Blizzard, “and Guitar Hero World Tour continues that tradition by honoring the great Jimi Hendrix and celebrating some of his greatest work.”

Riley goes on to say that his “prescense in the game will serve to satisfy multiple generations of his fans.” But if you’re looking for something a little more current, Paramore’s Haley Williams and former Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker have also been confirmed to appear in the game. And since all signs point to rumors being true, expect a full roster of stars to be announced between now and the game’s fall release, including Ozzy Osbourne, Sting, and more.

Nick Chester