Talk about offering something for everyone: Harmonix and MTV Games announced today the latest artists to join the all-star Rock Band™ roster: mega-platinum-sellers Jimmy Buffett and Disturbed.
Buffett fans—better known as Parrotheads—can imagine they’re nibbling on sponge cake and watching the sun bake as they play along to three of Jimmy’s biggest and best:“Margaritaville,”“Cheeseburger In Paradise” and“Volcano.” A big believer in the game, Buffett re-recorded all three songs exclusively for inclusion in Rock Band™. Each Buffett track will be available for $1.99 per track (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360®) or $5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for the three-pak.
Joining Buffett are Chicago-based metallers Disturbed, who are no strangers to Rock Band™; Leading consumer electronics and entertainment retailer Best Buy recently announced they are partnering with MTV Games and Hamonix to offer Disturbed fans the opportunity to download two free tracks from the band’s highly anticipated new album, INDESTRUCTIBLE. By pre-ordering the album at www.BestBuy.com/disturbed, fans will receive instructions to download title track“Indestructible” and“Inside The Fire” for Rock Band from Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network. Both of those songs will now be available to all Rock Band™ game players, along with a third new track,“Perfect Insanity.” Each Disturbed track will be available for $.99 per track (80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for a limi ted time, or $2.99 (240 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for the three-pak.
Release date: Tuesday, June 3, 2008 (Xbox LIVE® Marketplace)
Friday, June 6, 2008 (PLAYSTATION®Store)
Tracks:“Margaritaville”– Jimmy Buffett
“Cheeseburger I n Paradise”– Jimmy Buffett
“Volcano”– Jimmy Buffett
“Inside The Fire”– Disturbed
“Perfect Insanity”– Disturbed
(All six tracks utilize original master recordings.)
Price: $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per Buffett track
or $5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for the Buffett three-pak
$.99 (80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per Disturbed track (limited time),
or $2.99 (240 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for the Disturbed three-pak
Locations: Xbox LIVE Marketplace 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 170 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 10 million downloads have been purchased since its launch on November 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™ allows online play and features that expand the boundaries of music gam ing. 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 the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft 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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