“Guitar Hero Metallica” and“Rock Band 2” Go Wireless with“Lips” Microphones

London, 3rd April - It’s time to break free from the cords and perform like a true rock star with music games on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft!

Today, Microsoft announced that Activision’s“Guitar Hero® Metallica®” and MTV’s“Rock Band 2” will be among the first music titles to support the celebrated“Lips” wireless microphones.

Last year, Microsoft created the high quality wireless microphones that set the standard for music game peripherals, and teamed with iNiS to let fans around the world rock out with them on“Lips.” With the latest in motion-sensing technology and built-in LED lights that pulse to the rhythm of your performance, these microphones help Xbox 360 stand out as the home of the best music experiences.

Now these mics will help people jam like never before with other great music games on Xbox 360, first with“Guitar Hero® Metallica.” A title update this summer will also activate mic compatibility with“Rock Band 2.” Additional titles that support the“Lips” microphones will available later this year, and only on Xbox 360.

Fans of“Lips” have even more reason to grab their wireless mics and sing with their friends, as more popular hits are added to Xbox LIVE Marketplace and the“Lips” in-game“Get Music” store. Song packs featuring Ne-Yo, Coldplay and Creedence Clearwater Revival will be available this month, as well as new songs from Incubus, Fall Out Boy, Yellowcard, Mika and more, worldwide in all Xbox LIVE enabled regions.

Available April 3:

Wish You Were Here– Incubus

Sugar, We're Goin Down– Fall Out Boy

Bad Moon Rising– Creedence Clearwater Revival

Available April 10:

Ne-Yo Song Pack– Closer, So Sick, and Hate That I Love You by Rihanna feat. Ne-Yo

Coldplay Song Pack– Speed Of Sound, The Scientist, and In My Place

Looking Out My Back Door– Creedence Clearwater Revival

Closer– Ne-Yo

So Sick– Ne-Yo

Available April 17:

Creedence Clearwater Revival Song Pack - Looking Out My Back Door, Bad Moon Rising and Who’ll Stop the Rain

Kryptonite– 3 Doors Down

All My Life– K-Ci&Jo Jo

Sing– Travis

Available April 27:

Love Today– Mika

Ocean Avenue– Yellowcard

Linger– The Cranberries

To ensure the best music experience, a new title update for“Lips” is available now. Details about this title update can be found at the Xbox Community Blog at http://www.xbox.com/community.

Xbox 360 puts the music experiences you love all in one place– letting you watch music videos, listen to music, and of course, perform as your favorite artists with games like“Lips,”“Rock Band 2,” and“Guitar Hero® Metallica.” And with nearly 60 million songs downloaded to date, Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network Game Add-ons keep you rocking out at the forefront of the music scene with dozens of great songs and albums for your favorite music games. The industry’s leading entertainment and gaming network, Xbox LIVE delivers the largest and most diverse selection of downloadable entertainment available, directly into the living rooms of more than 17 million LIVE members around the world.

“Lips,” the singing party game from Xbox 360 and iNiS, includes 40 songs on-disc and two wireless, motion-sensitive microphones. More information on“Lips” is available at http://lips.xbox.com.

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