**ROCK BAND Wii MEDIA ALERT**
Cambridge, Mass.– June 29, 2009 - Harmonix and MTV Games today announced 16 tracks from artists including Mission of Burma, Pearl Jam, The Offspring and more coming this week to the Rock Band® Music Store catalog of downloadable content for the Wii™ system.
Three songs each from alternative rockers Pearl Jam and punk favorites Mission of Burma will be added this week. Additionally, songs from The Offspring, Harvey Danger, Panic at the Disco, George Thorogood and more will be released June 30 to the Wii Rock Band Music Store.
These tracks come from the back catalog of Rock Band music already released to owners of Xbox 360® and PLAYSTATION® 3 system. Wii fans can expect a rollout of previously released downloadable Rock Band content until the entire back catalog of more than 700 songs is available. With the addition of these tracks, there are now more than 345 tracks in the Wii Rock Band Music Store.
Release Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2009
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **
Deep Purple“Space Truckin’”
George Thorogood“Bad to the Bone”
Harvey Danger“Cream and Bastards Rise”
In This Moment“Forever”
Mission of Burma“Mica”
Mission of Burma“That’s How I Escaped My Certain Fate”
Mission of Burma“That’s When I Reach for My Revolver”
The Offspring“Gone Away”
The Offspring“Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)”
Panic at the Disco“She’s a Handsome Woman”
Pearl Jam“Alive (Live: Drop in the Park)”
Pearl Jam“State of Love and Trust (Live: Drop in the Park)”
Snow Patrol“Take Back the City”
(All tracks are original master recordings)
Price: $2.00 (200 Wii Points) per track
Location: In-game Rock Band 2 Music Store (Wii Points must be purchased through the Wii™ Shop Channel)
Rock Band 2 is available for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation®2 systems and the Wii system. The Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system and Wii versions support downloadable content.
Downloadable content for Wii is purchased via the in-game Rock Band Music Store using 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.
To view a complete list of the more than 700 tracks available in the Rock Band music back catalog, please visit www.rockband.com/music.
Rock Band continues to satisfy music fans’ and gamers' voracious appetite for rock with more than 45 million paid downloads 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 to date without ever leaving the game as they build their own custom Rock Band library.
Rock Band and Rock Band 2 are rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB. The ESRB does not rate online downloads.