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Brutal Legend 3-Pack Comes to Rock Band

October 9, 2009

BRuTAL LEGEND THREE PACK COMES TO ROCK BAND! PLUS TRACKS FROM JOE SATRIANI, KANSAS AND MORE

Also, tracks from Pearl Jam and Foreigner for Rock Band Unplugged!

Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that in celebration of the much-anticipated release of Double Fine Productions’ Brutal Legend, distributed by Electronic Arts, a three pack of songs of the metal persuasion that are featured in the epic soundtrack to Brutal Legend 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 Black Tide, Blink-182, Joe Satriani, Kansas and L7 will also be added to the Rock Band Music Store next week, and tracks from Pearl Jam and Foreigner will be available for download for Rock Band Unplugged on PSP®.  

Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 System and Wii

“Brutal Legend Pack” is being released day-and-date with Double Fine Productions’ Brutal Legend on Rocktober 13. The pack features “(We Are) The Road Crew ‘08” by Motorhead, “The Metal” by Tenacious D and “More Than Meets the Eye” by Testament, all of which are also featured in Brutal Legend. For a limited time beginning Oct. 13, a free download code for “Brutal Legend Pack” will be included with the purchase of Brutal Legend, available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, from any Best Buy retail location.  

“These are three great songs that totally capture the feeling of Brutal Legend. I can’t wait to play them in Rock Band,” said Tim Schafer, founder of Double Fine Productions. “I’ve air-drummed to all of them so many times, I’m sure I’ll be able to beat them on hard mode, no problem. Or at least on medium. Like medium plus. That’s a setting, right?”  

Additionally, tracks from Black Tide, Blink-182, Joe Satriani and L7 will be added to the Rock Band Music Store next week, as well as two tracks from Kansas, featured on their Two for the Show double-sided album, originally recorded in 1978 and re-recorded and re-released in 2008.  

Available on Xbox 360 and Wii (Oct. 13) and PlayStation 3 system (Oct. 15):

         Motörhead – “(We Are) The Road Crew ‘08”

         Tenacious D – “The Metal”

         Testament – “More Than Meets the Eye”

         Black Tide – “Show Me the Way”

         Blink-182 – “What’s My Age Again?”

         Joe Satriani – “Satch Boogie”

         Joe Satriani – “Surfing with the Alien”

         Kansas – “Icarus (Borne on the Wings of Steel)” (Live from Two for the Show)

         Kansas – “Point of Know Return” (Live from Two for the Show)

         L7 – “Andres” 

(All tracks are original master recordings)  

These tracks will be available for purchase as “Brutal Legend Pack” and as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system and as individual tracks on Wii.    

Price:             $1.99 USD, .99 UK, ç1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track

$5.49, 2.49 UK, ç3.99 EU (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Brutal Legend Pack”

$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points) per track  

Rock Band Unplugged Tracks for PSP®System

Rock Band Unplugged fans will enjoy the addition of Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” and Foreigner’s “Headknocker” to the 47 tracks already available via the Rock Band Unplugged in-game music store for the PSP system.  

Tracks available for Rock Band Unplugged (Oct. 15):            

      • Pearl Jam – “Jeremy”
      • Foreigner – “Headknocker”

Price:           $1.99, .99 UK, ç1.49 EU per track on the PSP system  

** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **  

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 Store using 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 896 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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