Gaming Starts at Future Shop: Guitar Hero III, One of the Season's Hottest Gifts, Hits Shelves Sunday

    Multi-platform Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is available for media
    and customers to demo on October 28 at Future Shop locations
    across Canada

    BURNABY, BC, Oct. 25 /CNW/ - Future Shop, Canada's largest retailer and
e-tailer of consumer electronics, announced that Guitar Hero III will be
available to customers to demo and purchase in-store starting Sunday,
October 28. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, the most recent edition of the
social gaming phenomenon, has gone multi-platform including: XBOX 360, PS2 and
for the first time available for Wii and PS3.
    Media are also invited in-store to demo Guitar Hero III, capture images,
as well as interview customers and Product Experts about the game on October
    "Guitar Hero III is expected to be a top seller as we move into the
Holidays," said Mary Ann McKenzie, Entertainment Marketing Manager, Future
Shop. "The game is extremely popular because of its social and interactive
aspect - people even host Guitar Hero parties. Rather than using a controller,
players use a wireless replica guitar and jam to some of the most popular rock
songs of all time."
    Demand for Guitar Hero III is expected to be very strong at launch,
however product will be replenished throughout the upcoming months and leading
into the Holiday Season. While supplies last, a free guitar stand (value of
$20) will be offered with purchase of Guitar Hero III at Future Shop.

    About Guitar Hero

    Prepare to rock around the globe with Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.
Face off against Guitar icon Slash and others in battles featuring original
tracks recorded exclusively for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. Players can
play solo or take their skills online against other Guitar Hero players from
around the world. Featuring new venues, incredible lighting effects, authentic
instruments and sick character moves, Guitar Hero III offers over 70 of the
biggest and loudest songs compiled and is rated 'T' for Teen.

    About Future Shop

    With 127 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store
(, Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest,
national retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics. For more information
about Future Shop, including store locations, visit

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For further information:

For further information: Cheryl Grant, Communications, Future Shop,
(604) 412-1008, or

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