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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

For more than 30 years, Mike Ness’ band Social Distortion has explored the common ground between punk rock and American roots music. Today, Realta Entertainment is proud to reveal that Ness is the seventh legendary rocker featured as an in-game mentor for BandFuse: Rock Legends , the music video game where legendary rockers transform players into real-world guitarists, bassists and vocalists.

The newly announced BandFuse: Rock Legends  trailer featuring Social Distortion’s gritty rock anthem “Bad Luck” can be viewed HERE

“Knowing that Social Distortion is an integral part of BandFuse is immensely satisfying,” said Mike Ness. “But being a serious part of the ongoing evolution of music games and introducing our musical spirit to a new generation of guitar players is pretty much mind-blowing.”

Ness joins BandFuse: Rock Legend ’s list of unrivaled rock legends. Other previously revealed musical luminaries include Slash, Bootsy Collins, George Lynch, Zakk Wylde, and Five Finger Death Punch.

Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and creative force behind the influential rock ‘n roll band Social Distortion, Mike Ness has brought roaring attitude and bar-brawling originality to the California punk scene since the late 1970s. Ness and Social Distortion deliver swagger and smoke to their audiences paired with a deep sense of lyrical and melodic melancholy, the kind that has elevated Ness’s songs into the ranks of those written by Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and Bruce Springsteen.

Seamlessly connecting real guitars, basses and microphones to game consoles, BandFuse: Rock Legends empowers players to jam to a fully unlocked library of hit songs from rock to metal and punk to funk, featuring 55 massive genre-jumping songs from Slash, Maroon 5, Rush, The Strokes, Heart, Pearl Jam and more.

BandFuse: Rock Legends is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and will be published by Mastiff in North America on November 19, 2013, and by Hamster in Japan on December 19, 2013, on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems. A release date for Europe will be announced soon. To learn more about BandFuse: Rock Legends , please visit, ‘Like’ it on Facebook , and follow the game on Twitter for all the latest updates and news.