CRACKER, FLORENCE + THE MACHINE, AND MIDNIGHT OIL MAKE THEIR DEBUTS IN ROCK BAND!
Cambridge, Mass. – June 1st, 2012– Harmonix today announced that tracks from Cracker, Florence + the Machine, and Midnight Oil are headed 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™.
provides the deepest and best selection of artists, songs and albums through the Rock Band
music platform, which features more than 1,400 artists and more than 3,500* 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. More than 100 million songs have been sold through the Rock Band
Music Store since its launch on Nov. 20, 2007.
Tracks downloaded from the Rock Band
Music Store are compatible with the award-winning full-band Rock Band 3
experience, as well as the upcoming controller-based Rock Band Blitz
, coming summer of 2012 for Xbox LIVE® Arcade and PlayStation®Network!
Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii™
Harmonix kicks off June’s Rock Band
Music Store releases with a selection of three singles that assures there’s something for everyone when the tracks drop on June 5th.
“Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now)” from alternative rock group Cracker kicks things off. The single comes from the band’s 1992 self-titled debut record, and peaked that year at number one on the Billboard U.S. Modern Rock Tracks.
When Florence + the Machine released their debut record, Lungs, in 2008, it quickly became one of the year’s most popular releases. “Dog Days Are Over,” the multi-platinum second single from Lungs, hits the Rock Band
Music Store on June 5th.
Finally, Australia’s Midnight Oil makes their debut in Rock Band
with ”Power and the Passion” the first single from the critically acclaimed 1982 record, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation®3 system (June 5th, 2012):
Cracker – “Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now)” X
Florence + the Machine – “Dog Days Are Over” O
Midnight Oil – “Power and the Passion” O
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system June 6th)
Tracks marked with “X” will offer Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song; tracks marked with “O” feature support for keyboards.
$1.99 USD (160 Microsoft Points™, 200 Wii Points™) per song
$0.99 USD (80 Microsoft Points™,100 Wii Points™) per song for eligible Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade
** 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™ Shop Channel 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™.
For more information, please visit:
Rock Band 3
is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™. Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii™ versions support downloadable content.
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. The complete list of tracks can be found at www.rockband.com/songs.
Additionally, players on the Xbox 360 can browse and purchase tracks in the standalone "Rock Band Music Store" application within their Xbox 360 dashboard.
Rock Band 3
is rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB. Music downloads are not rated by the ESRB.
For more information on Rock Band3 and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com
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