South African pricing for Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero and DJ Hero announced

Megarom, the South African distributor for the Guitar/Band and DJ Hero series of games has just announced the pricing. I’m keen to try my hand on DJ Hero especially with the special controller designed for the purpose.

My only complaint with all these music games is that you end up having to license the same track under multiple games. Already I’m seeing duplicates in my Rock Band and Guitar Hero set lists, now I’m gonna have even more duplicates.

Official press release follows:

FOURWAYS, SOUTH AFRICA – September 10th, 2009 – Megarom Interactive (Pty) Ltd., South Africa’s leading interactive video game importer and distributor, today announced the local pricing of Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero and DJ Hero.

Guitar Hero 5, the latest title in the Guitar Hero franchise, has been priced locally from R899.00 for the Guitar Bundle and from R399.00 for the Stand-Alone Software. The full pricing details are set out below. The game has also been dated for release on October 16th, 2009.

DJ Hero, one of the new IPs in the Hero franchise, allows gamers to experience the thrills of a DJ with a unique new controller and gameplay technique. This product is set to retail in South Africa from R899.00 which includes the peripheral and the software (full pricing details below). DJ Hero is slated for release in November.

Band Hero, another new IP in the Hero franchise, allows players to experience the band feeling with the best pop songs made up from all era’s. Band Hero has been priced locally from R2,299.00 for the Super Bundle and from R399.00 for the Stand-Alone Software (full pricing details below). Band Hero is also slated for release in November.

Full Pricing Details:

Guitar Hero 5 – Guitar Bundle (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii) – R999.00
Guitar Hero 5 – Guitar Bundle (PS2) – R899.00
Guitar Hero 5 – Stand-Alone Software (Xbox 360, PS3) – R599.00
Guitar Hero 5 – Stand-Alone Software (Wii) – R499.00
Guitar Hero 5 – Stand-Alone Software (PS2) – R399.00

DJ Hero – Bundle (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii) – R999.00
DJ Hero – Bundle (PS2) – R899.00

Band Hero – Super Bundle (Xbox 360, PS2, Wii) – R2,499.00
Band Hero – Super Bundle (PS2) – R2,299.00
Band Hero – Stand-Alone Software (Xbox 360, PS3) – R599.00
Band Hero – Stand-Alone Software (Wii) – R499.00
Band Hero – Stand-Alone Software (PS2) – R399.00

This Christmas you can truly party the way you want with the variety offered by Activision and Red Octane.

Megarom’s impressive rAge line-up

Megarom Interactive logo Megarom is going to have a busy stand next month at rAge 2008 with some pretty awesome games coming out this year. In particular I’m keen to get my hands on Far Cry 2 as well as for some more play time on the new Call of Duty and Star Wars.

Their press release follows:

Fourways, South Africa – 15th September 2008 – Megarom Interactive (Pty) Ltd., South Africa’s leading interactive video game importer and distributor, today announced its lineup that will be on show at the rAge Expo to be held from the 3rd – 5th October 2008 at the Coca-Cola Dome at Northgate Shopping Centre.

As in previous years, Megarom will be showcasing the biggest upcoming and recent releases from a number of its publishers. These publishers include Activision, Ubisoft and Take 2.

From Activision, Megarom will be showcasing Star Wars The Force Unleashed, Call of Duty World at War and Guitar Hero World Tour. From Ubisoft we will be showcasing Tom Clancy’s End War, Shaun White Snowboarding, Far Cry 2, Brothers in Arms Hell’s Highway and Prince of Persia. Bioshock and Midnight Club Los Angeles will be on show from Take 2.

In addition, we have developers from Ubisoft coming out from Europe to give demonstrations on their respective titles. Two developers are coming from the Far Cry 2 development team and a developer from the End War team will also be here. A schedule of the demonstrations will be made public at a later stage.

Aside from this powerful lineup, there is the Guitar Hero III competition that is going to be running on the Megarom Interactive, MTNLoaded and Xbox360™ stage. Entries are filling fast with only 41 remaining places in both the Legends and Casual competitions. For more details of these competitions, go to The Lair’s website on: http://www.thelair.co.za/rAgeGH3Legends.html for the Legends competition and http://www.thelair.co.za/rAgeGH3Casual.html for the Casual competition.

Megarom ensures a fantastic experience from the stand and stage. We promise this will be the biggest rAge for us.

See you all on the 3rd – 5th October in Johannesburg at the Coca-Cola Dome in Northgate.

Guitar Hero III: Legends Competition at rAge Expo 2008

Are you South Africa's Guitar Hero Legend? 

Megarom in association with The Lair are holding a Guitar Hero III Legends of Rock competition at rAge Expo this year. If you think you have what it takes to rock the stage, then get yourself down and enter, you might just win. Even if you aren’t going to compete, pop down and support your mates on stage.

Fourways, South Africa –4th September 2008 – Megarom Interactive (Pty) Ltd., South Africa’s leading interactive video game importer and distributor, today announced, in association with The Lair, the Guitar Hero III – Search for South Africa’s Guitar Hero Legend competition to be held at the rAge Expo this year from the 3rd – 5th October 2008 at the Coca-Cola Dome in Northgate, Johannesburg. There are going to be two competitions running at rAge this year for Guitar Hero III. There is going to be the Ultimate Guitar Hero III Legend Competition and the Ultimate Guitar Hero III Casual Competition for the not so hardcore Guitar Hero III fan.

With a little over a month to the expo, entries have now opened for the Ultimate Guitar Hero III Legend competition on The Lair website at the following address: http://www.thelair.co.za/rAgeGH3Legends.html

The Legends Competition is limited to 64 places and we are searching for the top Guitar Hero player in the country. The competition is going to be run on a round robin tournament format until we have the top 16 players. These players will then go head-to-head against each other until we have the top 2 Guitar Hero players in South Africa. The final song, to be played on Sunday afternoon, will be Dragonforce, Through the Fire and Flames .The Legends competition is going to be completed by participants on the Hard Difficulty. Prizes are going to be awarded to the top 5 places in the Legends Competition. The prizes are as follows:

  • 1st – Xbox 360® with 60GB Hard Drive + Guitar Hero World Tour Super Bundle + Set of JBL Speakers
  • 2nd – Guitar Hero World Tour Game + Microphone + Set of JBL Speakers
  • 3rd – Guitar Hero World Tour Game + Set of JBL Speakers
  • 4th & 5th – Set of JBL Speakers Each

In addition to the Guitar Hero III Legends Competition, Megarom and The Lair are also hosting a competition aimed at the more casual gamer. This competition is also limited to 64 participants and will be competed in the same format as the Legends Competition. Participants can enter the Ultimate Guitar Hero III Casual Competition at: http://www.thelair.co.za/rAgeGH3Casual.html. This competition is going to be performed on the Medium Difficulty and gamers are going to have the chance to win many great prizes (prizes for the Casual Competition TBA).

The competition is going to be running on the Megarom/Microsoft/MTN Loaded main stage at rAge, from Friday morning until Sunday. The time of the final is TBA.

For all you Guitar Hero III fans, and those that think they can rock, go along to The Lair’s website and check out this great competition. We hope to see you all at the event, and come rock out, and prove that YOU are South Africa’s greatest Guitar Hero III Legend!