Cambridge, Mass.– October 31, 2008– Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game development company, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), announced today the release of AC/DC Live: Rock Band® Track Pack™, the video game that gives music fans a whole new way to experience rock’s hardest hitting act with access to 18 live recordings from AC/DC’s epic, live performance at Castle Donington.
AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack is available starting this Sunday, November 2, 2008, nationwide at all "AC/DC Rock Again" store areas within Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club locations for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®2 computer and entertainment system. In addition, the game will be available at the AC/DC Rock Band“pop up” stores in New York City at the MTV Store in Times Square and in Los Angeles at Hollywood and Highland, in partnership with MTV. AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack will be available in the U.S. on the Wii™ home video game console from Nintendo on November 16, 2008.
AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack marks the first time the iconic rock band has released an entire album for video game play. The band’s first inclusion in a music-based video game came with the launch of Rock Band 2, which featured AC/DC’s“Let There Be Rock”.
The AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack set list includes18 live tracks with more than 100 minutes of game play for each instrument:
"Shoot to Thrill"
"Back in Black"
"Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be"
"Fire Your Guns"
"Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
"Whole Lotta Rosie"
"You Shook Me All Night Long"
"Let There Be Rock”
"Highway To Hell”
"For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)”
All tracks from the AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack are also available for play in Rock Band and Rock Band 2by entering a special export authentication code for the Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system versions.
AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack (Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system) MSRP $39.88
AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack (PlayStation 2 system) MSRP $29.88
AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will also be released in Europe, Australia and New Zealand this December on Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system, PlayStation 2 system and Wii.
AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack follows the debut of AC/DC’s newest album,“Black Ice,” which features the first release of all-new material from the band in eight years. The album has quickly become the #1 selling album in the U.S. since its release on October 20th, selling more than 780,000 units.“Black Ice” also represents the first time an AC/DC album has debuted at #1 in the US.“Black Ice” is available now exclusively at Wal-Mart and Sam Club retail locations as well as through www.walmart.com, www.samsclub.com and on the band’s web site www.acdc.com.
Electronic Arts is the exclusive distribution partner for Rock Band, Rock Band 2 and AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack.
About MTV Games
MTV Games is dedicated to creating, marketing and publishing high-quality, innovative interactive products that are relevant to the MTV audience and complement the core values of the MTV Networks brands.
About MTV Networks
MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world’s leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company’s portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 350 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Noggin, The N, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, TV Land, Atom, Gametrailers and Xfire.
About Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.
Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Cambridge, MA, and established in 1995, is the leading developer of groundbreaking music-oriented videogames. Harmonix was founded by Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy, who formed the company to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music and have pioneered music and rhythm gaming in the US. For more information please visit: www.harmonixmusic.com.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EATM, EA SPORTS FreestyleTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2008, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.67 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.
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