Cambridge, Mass.– Oct. 16, 2009 - Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that legendary rockers Queen will be added to the Rock Band platform, with a 10-pack of songs available next week in the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system and Wii™. Tracks from Blink-182 and The Offspring will also be available for download next week for Rock Band Unplugged on PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system.
Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 System and Wii
Queen, composed of Brian May, John Deacon, Roger Taylor and quintessential frontman Freddie Mercury, formed in England in 1970. The group has released 15 studio albums and was known for their epic live concerts. Queen will release Absolute Greatest Nov. 17, featuring 20 of the band’s biggest hits. The Queen pack for Rock Band features 10 of the band’s most loved songs, including“Killer Queen,”“Somebody to Love,”“Fat Bottomed Girls” and the Queen/David Bowie collaboration,“Under Pressure.”
Available on Xbox 360 and Wii (Oct. 20) and PlayStation 3 system (Oct. 22):
•“Another One Bites the Dust”
•“Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
•“Fat Bottomed Girls”
•“I Want It All”
•“I Want to Break Free”
•“Somebody to Love”
•“Tie Your Mother Down”
(All tracks are original master recordings)
These tracks will be available for purchase as“Queen Pack” and as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system and as individual tracks on Wii.
Rock Band Unplugged Tracks for PSP®System
Rock Band Unplugged fans will enjoy the addition of Blink-182’s“The Rock Show” and The Offspring’s“All I Want” to the 49 tracks already available via the Rock Band Unplugged in-game music store for the PSP system.
Tracks available for Rock Band Unplugged (Oct. 22):
• Blink-182–“The Rock Show”
• The Offspring–“All I Want”
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **
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 system. 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.
There are now 910 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/music). Rock Band continues to satisfy music fans’ and gamers' voracious appetite for rock with more than 60 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. Music downloads are not rated by the ESRB.
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