New York, NY, June 27th, 2008– To celebrate Crüefest, one of this summer’s hottest concert packages, MTV Games and Harmonix announced today that a special collection of tracks from some of the tour’s heaviest hitters has been added to the Rock Band™ catalog of downloadable content. Songs from mega-platinum legends Mötley Crüe (“Down At The Whisky”), Grammy nominees Papa Roach (“Time Is Running Out”) and hard rockers Trapt (“Who’s Going Home With You Tonight”) will be available for a limited time at a special price of 99¢ per track or 80 Microsoft Points from Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The tracks will be available July 1st, coinciding with the same day launch of the Crüefest in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Rock Band is also teaming up with Crüefest for the length of the tour, with Rock Band competitions taking place in every market. Fans and players can hit the Rock Band Second Stage Experience and compete for the chance to play the game onstage as opening acts of the headliners, win backstage passes to the Rock Band VIP area, score a meet and greet with all the artists on the tour and play Rock Band backstage with Crüefest artists.
Also available for download is“Promised Land” from fictitious hair metal band Vesuvius, featured in the upcoming Fox comedy The Rocker, featuring Rainn Wilson. In the film, Wilson plays Robert "Fish" Fishman, the drummer for‘80s hair band Vesuvius. He lives the rock n' roll dream...until he gets kicked out of the group. Twenty years later, the desperate rocker joins his nephew's band, "A.D.D.," finally reclaiming the rock-god throne he's always thought he deserved—while taking his much younger bandmates along for the ride of their lives.
Each of the Crüefest tracks will be available for 99¢ per track (80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) or $2.99 (240 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for the entire collection of tracks.“Promised Land” will be available for free.
Release date: Tuesday, July 1, 2008 (Xbox LIVE Marketplace)
Thursday, July 3, 2008 (PLAYSTATION®Store)
Tracks: Crüefest Pack:
“Down At The Whisky”– Mötley Crüe
“Time Is Running Out”– Papa Roach
“Who’s Going Home With You Tonight”– Trapt
“Promised Land” - Vesuvius
(All tracks utilize the original master recordings)
Price: Crüefest Pack:
$2.99 (240 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for the entire collection of tracks or
99¢ (80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
“Promised Land”– Free!
Locations: Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION®Network
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **
With the addition of these tracks there are now more than 200 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at http://www.rockband.com/dlc). Rock Band continues to fly off shelves and satisfy music fans and gamers’ voracious appetite for rock as more than 12 million downloads have been purchased since its launch on November 20, 2007. TheRock 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 allows online play and features that expand the boundaries of music gaming. Rock Band downloadable content is playable and integrated into setlists in all game modes including: Solo Tour, Band World Tour, head-to-head competition either locally or online, and from any Quickplay mode. In order to play downloadable content for head-to-head matches or multiplayer online, all players must own the same downloadable track. Downloadable content for Xbox 360 will be available for purchase via Xbox LIVE Marketplace using Microsoft Points and is downloaded directly to the Xbox 360 hard drive. Downloadable content for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system's version of Rock Band will be available for purchase on the PLAYSTATION Store through the free PLAYSTATION Network and is downloaded directly to PLAYSTATION 3 system's built in hard drive.
Rock Band is rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, mild suggestive themes) by the ESRB.
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