Skynyrd leads classic rock influx on Rock Band next week

by: Dan -
You have to love the new modes that Rock Band 3 offers, as more and more great bands are seeing packs and individual songs getting released that support it. Next week, we get a classic rock helping from Lynyrd Skynyrd, 38 Special and Bad Company, the majority of which will feature the new pro guitar and pro bass modes. Pricing will be $1.99 /160 MS Pts/200 Wii Pts per song, $0.99 /100 Wii Pts/80 MS Pts per song for eligible Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade and $6.99/560 MS Pts/700 Wii Pts for the Lynyrd Skynyrd Pack 01. Here is the complete list that will be available Nov 30th:
  • 38 Special – “Hold On Loosely” X
  • Bad Company – “Can’t Get Enough” X
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Saturday Night Special” X
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Sweet Home Alabama (Live)” X
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Tuesday’s Gone”
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – “What’s Your Name?” X
Tracks marked with “X” will include Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.
**ROCK BAND MEDIA ALERT**
LYNYRD SKYNYRD FOUR PACK, SINGLES FROM 38 SPECIAL AND BAD COMPANY COME TO ROCK BAND NEXT WEEK

Cambridge, Mass. – Nov. 24, 2010 – Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that four songs from Lynyrd Skynyrd, three of which feature Pro Guitar and Pro Bass, plus singles from Bad Company and 38 Special, both of which feature Pro Guitar and Pro Bass, will be available Nov. 30 in the Rock Band 3 Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™.

Rock Band provides the deepest and best selection of artists, songs and albums through the Rock Band music platform, which features more than 800 artists and more than 2,000* tracks via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/songs). Rock Band’s gigantic music library dwarfs that of any other rhythm video game on the market. To date, more than 75 million songs have been sold through the Rock Band Music Store since its launch Nov. 20, 2007.

Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii
Lynyrd Skynyrd are among Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their song, “Free Bird,” is featured on the Rock Band 3 disc, and next week, four more of the band’s greatest hits will make their way to the Rock Band 3 Music Store. “Saturday Night Special,” “Sweet Home Alabama (Live)” and “What’s Your Name?”, all of which feature Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades, as well as “Tuesday’s Gone,” will be available for download beginning Nov. 30.

Additionally, “Hold on Loosely” from American rockers 38 Special, as well as “Can’t Get Enough” from English rockers Bad Company, both featuring Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades, will also be available for download next week.

As always, songs available as downloadable content for Rock Band 3 feature five-button guitar and bass parts, drums, Pro Drums, and keys, Pro Keys and harmonies, where applicable. Some songs also feature Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades available for an additional $0.99 upgrade download.
Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3 system (Nov. 30):

• 38 Special – “Hold On Loosely” X
• Bad Company – “Can’t Get Enough” X
• Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Saturday Night Special” X
• Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Sweet Home Alabama (Live)” X
• Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Tuesday’s Gone”
• Lynyrd Skynyrd – “What’s Your Name?” X

(All tracks are original master recordings)
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation 3 system Dec. 1)

These tracks will be available for purchase as individual tracks, as well as “Lynyrd Skynyrd Pack 01” on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii. Tracks marked with “X” will include Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.

Price: $1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points) per song
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per song $0.99 USD (100 Wii Points/80 Microsoft Points), £0.59 UK, €0.79 EU per song for eligible Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade $6.99, £3.49 UK, €5.29 EU (560 Microsoft Points, 700 Wii Points) for Lynyrd Skynyrd Pack 01
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **

*Available on-disc, via download and disc export. Internet connection and export key purchase required. Wii has more than 1,500 song tracks available for purchase on the Rock Band platform on-disc, via song import, and download. Not applicable to Nintendo DS™.
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