MTV GAMES AND HARMONIX SERVE UP LIMITED TIME DEALS ON PLAYSTATION®3 ROCK BAND SONGS

**ROCK BAND MEDIA ALERT**

Cambridge, Mass.– Sept. 21, 2010– Harmonix and MTV Games today announced a sale on Rock Band downloadable content for the PlayStation®3 computer and entertainment system to celebrate the October release of Rock Band™3 . From Sept. 21, 2010 until Oct. 4, 2010, select singles, song packs and albums will be available for up to 50 percent off through the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for PlayStation 3, including Megadeth, Avenged Sevenfold, Foreigner, Rise Against, Slipknot, The Offspring, Stone Temple Pilots and more. 

“We hope our PlayStation 3 fans enjoy playing these specially-priced songs in Rock Band 2 today, and also in Rock Band 3 in just a few weeks time,” said Paul DeGooyer, senior vice president of music and games for MTV Games.“Rock Band set the standard for downloadable content in music games, and we continue to innovate as we close in on the release of our 2,000th song.”

Available on PlayStation 3 system on sale from Sept. 21 to Oct. 4:

SINGLES

Content: R.E.M.,“Losing My Religion”

Sale Price: $0.99

Original Price: $1.99

 

Content:Flyleaf,  "Again"

Sale Price: $0.99

Original Price:$1.99

 

Content: Avenged Sevenfold,“Bat Country”

Sale Price: $0.99

Original Price: $1.99

 

Content: The Runaways,“Cherry Bomb”

Sale Price: $0.99

Original Price: $1.99

 

Content: Anberlin, "Feel Good Drag"

Sale Price: $0.99

Original Price: $1.99

 

Content: Stone Temple Pilots,“Interstate Love Song”

Sale Price: $0.99

Original Price: $1.99

SONG PACKS

Content: Slipknot 01

Price: $2.99

Original Price: $5.49

 

Content: Night Ranger 01

Price: $2.99

Original Price: $5.49

 

Content: Foreigner 01

Price: $2.99

Original Price: $5.49

 

Content: Rise Against 01

Price: $2.99

Original Price: $5.49

 

Content: The Offspring 01

Price: $2.99

Original Price: $5.49

 

Content: The White Stripes 02

Price: $2.99

Original Price: $5.49

 

Content: Nine Inch Nails 01

Price: $2.99

Original Price: $5.49

 

Content: Foo Fighters 03

Price: $3.49

Original Price: $6.99

 

Content: REO Speedwagon/Styx Tour '09

Price: $5.49

Original Price: $10.99

 

Content: Creedence Clearwater Revival 01

Price: $9.99

Original Price: $19.99

 

ALBUMS

Content: Jane's Addiction, Nothing's Shocking

Price: $7.99

Original Price: $15.99

 

Content: Megadeth, Rust in Peace

Price: $7.49

Original Price: $14.99

 

Content: Pantera, The Great Southern Trendkill

Price: $7.99

Original Price: $15.99

 

Content: Rush, Moving Pictures

Price: $5.49

Original Price: $10.99

Rock Band provides the deepest and best selection of artists, songs and albums through the Rock Band music platform, which features more than 400 artists and more than 1,800 tracks via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/music). To date, more than 73 million songs have been sold through the Rock Band Music Store since its launch Nov. 20, 2007. The Rock Band Music Store allows players to preview and purchase downloadable individual music tracks and packs from the vast selection of offerings available without ever leaving the game as they build their own custom Rock Band library.

With Rock Band 3, available Oct. 26 in North America and Oct. 29 in the rest of the world, players will have immediate access to a music library of 2,000 songs at launch,<1> with new content added weekly. Rock Band’s gigantic music library dwarfs that of any other music game on the market. Find more information on how to pre-order Rock Band 3 today here.

Website Links:

For more information, please visit:

Rock Band Website

Rock Band 2 is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Wii. Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii versions support downloadable content. 

Downloadable content for Wii is purchased via the in-game Rock Band Music Storeusing Wii Points™ purchased through the Wii™ Shop Channel and can be downloaded to the system memory or to an SD card for additional storage.  The tracks stream directly from the SD card for seamless play. 

Rock Band, Rock Band 2 and Rock Band 3 are rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB. Music downloads are not rated by the ESRB.

For more information on Rock Band 2 and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com  and www.harmonixmusic.com.

For more information on Rock Band 3, as well as art and video assets please visit www.rockband.com/press.

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“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Wii is a trademark of Nintendo.© 2006 Nintendo.

<1> *Available on-disc, via download and disc export. Internet connection and export key purchase required. Wii has over 1,500 song tracks available for purchase on the Rock Band platform on-disc, via song import, and download. Not applicable to Nintendo DS.


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