**ROCK BAND MEDIA ALERT**
Cambridge, Mass.– Nov. 13, 2009 - Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that a five pack of tracks from AFI and a single from The Bangles will be added next week to 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 Dead Kennedys and Sleater-Kinney will 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
Rock Band is delivering more tracks from punk outfit AFI with a five pack of songs to join“Girl’s Not Grey” and“Miss Murder,” which are already available on the Rock Band platform.“AFI Pack 01” features three songs from the group’s eighth studio album, Crash Love, released Sept. 29, including“Beautiful Thieves,”“End Transmission” and“Medicate;” as well as“Love Like Winter,” from Decemberunderground, and“The Leaving Song, Pt II,” from Sing the Sorrow.
“Walk Like an Egyptian,” the 80s staple from The Bangles, will also be available in the Rock Band Music Store next week.
Available on Xbox 360 and Wii (Nov. 17) and PlayStation 3 system (Nov. 19):
• AFI–“Beautiful Thieves”
• AFI–“End Transmission”
• AFI–“Love Like Winter”
• AFI–“The Leaving Song, Pt II”
• The Bangles–“Walk Like an Egyptian”+
(All tracks are original master recordings)
These tracks will be available for purchase as“AFI Pack 01” as well as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system, and as individual tracks on Wii. Tracks marked with a“+” are also available in the family-friendly LEGO Rock Band Music Store.
Price: $1.99 USD,£.99 UK,€1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$8.49£5.25 UK,€6.59 EU (680 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for“AFI Pack 01”
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per track
Rock Band Unplugged Tracks for PSP®System
Rock Band Unplugged fans will enjoy the addition of Dead Kennedys’“CaliforniaÜber Alles”and Sleater-Kinney’s“You’re No Rock’n’Roll Fun” to the 57 tracks already available via the Rock Band Unplugged in-game music store for the PSP system.
Tracks available for Rock Band Unplugged (Nov. 19):
• Dead Kennedys–“CaliforniaÜber Alles”
• Sleater-Kinney–“You’re No Rock’n’Roll Fun”
Price: $1.99,£.99 UK,€1.49 EU per track on the PSP system
** 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 Storeusing 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 949 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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