All you 360 Guitar Hero players are in for a special treat tomorrow on Thanksgiving. The Halo theme song will be available for download for FREE! The song was written and performed by Martin O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori, the masterminds behind all of the Halo music. The track is called the MJOLNIR Mix and Grammy Award winner Steve Vai performs on the track. Yes, I had no idea who that is either until I Googled him and found this … interesting video of him.
Hit the jump for the Press Release. Also, STRUMMING SPREE!
ACTIVISION AND MICROSOFT GIVE THANKS TO GUITAR HERO AND HALO FANS
In appreciation of Guitar Hero® and Halo fans alike, Neversoft, Bungie, Activision/RedOctane, and Microsoft have all joined forces to bring players the iconic Halo theme (MJOLNIR Mix) as a free playable song for Guitar Hero® III: Legends of Rock, exclusively for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The theme will be available from Xbox LIVE® Marketplace on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22 nd.
The Halo theme was written, composed, and performed by Martin O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori; and the MJOLNIR Mix features guitars performed by the Grammy Award winning guitar hero, Steve Vai.
“It’s a real pleasure to hear one of the best loved and most iconic themes from Bungie’s Halo Universe in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock,” said Marty O’Donnell, Composer and Audio Director for Bungie Studios. “As longtime fans of the Guitar Hero® franchise, it was great to collaborate with Neversoft and Activision/RedOctane to offer this exciting free download to our fans.”
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock contains explosive new content and features including a multiplayer action-inspired battle mode, grueling boss battles, a host of exclusive unlockable content and visually stunning rock venues. Expanded online multiplayer game modes allow axe-shredders worldwide to compete head-to-head for true rock status. The game features a star-studded soundtrack including master tracks by legendary artists such as Aerosmith, Guns ‘N’ Roses, The Rolling Stones, Beastie Boys, Rage Against the Machine and Pearl Jam, as well as original songs by guitar icons Slash and Tom Morello. While continuing to retain all the key features from their prior legendary performances, fresh downloadable content will be available on multiple platforms, and players can now shred to a killer set list from many of the most popular rock songs ever recorded.
For the first time ever, Guitar Hero® fans are able to thrash and burn with new wireless guitar controllers available for each platform, including exclusive Gibson Guitar’s Les Paul model for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™ home video game system from Nintendo, and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system gamers also get to shred on a new exclusive shape, Gibson’s Kramer guitar, popularized by hard rockers and known for its body design, pickups, electronics and construction for furious finger fretting.
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock , developed by Neversoft, is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB, and is currently available at North American retailers. For more information about the Guitar Hero® franchise, please visit the dedicated community site: www.guitarhero.com .
Halo Theme MJOLNIR Mix:
Written and composed by Martin O’Donnell (ASCAP) and Michael Salvatori (ASCAP).
Performances by: Martin O’Donnell & Michael Salvatori
Guitars performed by Steve Vai. Steve Vai appears courtesy of Epic Records.
Halo 2 Soundtrack Album produced by Nile Rodgers.
Based on the Halo Universe created by Bungie Studios.