Behind-the-scenes and in-game footage of Ozzy Osbourne in the upcoming multi-plaftorm videogame Guitar Hero World Tour can be viewed below.After performing in countless sold-out arenas and amphitheatres throughout the world, rock's defining frontman Ozzy Osbourne — who has sold over 100 million records worldwide in his four-decade career — will be playing to a new audience this fall as he makes his videogame debut in Activision Publishing, Inc.'s Guitar Hero World Tour. Budding rockstars around the world will have the opportunity to live out their ultimate fantasy on the virtual Ozzfest stage, playing as Ozzy, or alongside him, as he wails to iconic rock track "Crazy Train" and "Mr. Crowley", both from his quintuple platinum debut solo album "Blizzard of Ozz". Ozzfest, now it its 13th year, has also been created digitally as an in-game venue exclusively for Guitar Hero World Tour to host the heavy metal rock legend. Joining Ozzy in Guitar Hero World Tour as a playable character is his lead axe-shredder and founder of BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, Zakk Wylde, performing their hit track "Stillborn". Osbourne confirmed his appearance during an interview with USA Today. Osbourne said, "They (Activision) liked my music and I have a big young following, I've been told. I'm from the old school. I don't own a computer. I just got an iPod that I've organized. I have got to learn how to turn it on. That's about it, you know. I can't download. I can't do any load." He added, "I had to put on this black suit with all these little ping-pong ball-like things all over me, motion capture. I had to dance around like I'm on stage when one of my songs are on. I don't really know how it works, but I have seen a run of it. It is really interesting. The image of me, I wish I had the energy it has. The graphics are really, really good." In addition to METALLICA releasing their highly anticipated "Death Magnetic" album in its entirety as downloadable content in both Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and Guitar Hero World Tour, the 2008 Ozzfest performers and Grammy-winning recording artists will be appearing for their on-disc encore with "Trapped Under Ice". Finally, taking the Guitar Hero stage for the first time is fellow Ozzfest artist SYSTEM OF A DOWN with their 2006 Grammy-winning single "B.Y.O.B." When the house lights go down this fall, a new generation of guitarists, drummers and fearless frontmen will come together and rock with Guitar Hero World Tour. The latest installment in the #1 best-selling video game franchise of 2007, Guitar Hero World Tour transforms music gaming by expanding Guitar Hero's signature guitar gameplay into a cooperative band experience that combines the most advanced wireless instruments with new revolutionary online and offline gameplay modes including Band Career and 8-player "Battle of the Bands," which allows two full bands to compete head-to-head online for the first time ever. The game features a slick newly redesigned guitar controller, drum kit controller and a microphone, as well as an innovative Music Studio music creator that lets players compose, record, edit and share their own rock 'n' roll anthems. Music creators will also be able to share their recordings with their friends online through GHTunes where other gamers can download and play an endless supply of unique creations.
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