**ROCK BAND MEDIA ALERT**
Guildford, UK.– 28th Sept, 2009– Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game development company and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), along with marketing and distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that the critically acclaimed music videogame Rock Band™2 will ship in Europe for the Wii™. Starting this October, Rock Band 2 software for the Nintendo Wii will retail in continental Europe for RRP£29.99 in the UK.
Regarded as the ultimate music gaming experience by critics and consumers alike, Rock Band 2 has revolutionized the music gaming category with inventive gameplay modes such as Online World Tour, Battle-Of-The Band Tournaments, No Fail Mode, and a real Drum Trainer. Rock Band 2 also allows players to export their in-game band avatar to the internet and order custom Rock Band merchandise upgrades including apparel and figures.
Featuring over 100 songs , Rock Band 2 showcases an extensive music catalogue with an eclectic blend of classic and new artists. The Rock Band library for Wii in Europe will have over 250 songs available on disc and for download by early 2010 with new content added weekly. For a complete list of tracks visit www.rockband.com/music.
Rock Band 2 is compatible with all Rock Band™ and The Beatles™: Rock Band™ controllers, as well as most Guitar Hero® and other authorized third-party controllers and microphones. Rock Band 2 is rated 12+ by PEGI. For more information please visit www.pegi.info.
Rock Band 2 is developed by Harmonix and published by MTV Games. EA™ is the exclusive distribution partner for Rock Band.
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