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Rock Band Announces New DLC: 3-Packs

November 14, 2008

ROCK BAND ADDS 3-PACKS FROM DEAD KENNEDYS, MISSION OF BURMA AND MORE TO EXTENSIVE DOWNLOADABLE ROCK BAND MUSIC STORE CATALOG

Harmonix and MTV Games announced today a monster line up of tracks including three 3-packs that will be added to the Rock Band® Music Store catalog of downloadable content next week.

Next week’s collection includes a 3-pack from hardcore punk band Dead Kennedys featuring “California Uber Alles,” “Holiday in Cambodia” and “Police Truck” from the band’s 1987 album Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death.

The offering also features a 3-pack from Boston based post punk band Mission of Burma, which includes “Mica” and “That’s How I Escaped My Certain Fate” from the band’s album Vs. and “That’s When I Reach For My Revolver” from the band’s debut album Signals, Calls, and Marches.

Next week Harmonix offers up sounds of metal with a Century Media Girls of Metal 3-pack that includes tracks from gothic metal band Lacuna Coil and features the songs “Closer,” and “Swamped”. The 3-pack also includes the 2008 single,” Forever,” from metal band In This Moment.

In addition to the 3-packs, Crooked X is offering up its hit single “Gone” for Rock Band fans to enjoy. The band’s songs “Nightmare” and “Rock ‘n’ Roll Dream” are already featured in the Rock Band music catalog.

Each track will be available starting November 18, 2008, for the Xbox®360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and November 20, 2008, for PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainmentsystem. Each individual track will be available for $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360.) The Crooked X track “Gone” will be available for $.99 (80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) The 3-packs will be available for $5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) each.

Release date: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 (Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360)

Thursday, November 20, 2008 (PlayStation®Store)

Tracks: Dead Kennedys “California Uber Alles”

Dead Kennedys “Holiday in Cambodia”

Dead Kennedys “Police Truck”

Mission of Burma “Mica”

Mission of Burma “That’s How I Escaped My Certain Fate”

Mission of Burma “That’s When I Reach For My Revolver”

Lacuna Coil “Closer”

Lacuna Coil “Swamped”

In This Moment “Forever”

Crooked X “Gone”

Price: $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track

$.99 (80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for Crooked X track Gone

$5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for Dead Kennedys, Mission of Burma or Century Media Girls of Metal 3-pack

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Locations: Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 and PlayStation®Network

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

With the addition of these tracks there are now more than 400 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/dlc . Rock Band continues to fly off shelves and satisfy music fans and gamers' voracious appetite for rock with more than 26 million downloads since its launch on November 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 allow online play and features that expand the boundaries of music gaming. Rock Band downloadable content is playable and integrated into setlists in all game modes. In order to play downloadable content for head-to-head matches or multiplayer online, all players must own the same downloadable track. Downloadable content for Xbox 360 is available for purchase via Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360 using Microsoft Points and is downloaded directly to the hard drive of Xbox 360. Downloadable content for the PLAYSTATION 3 system's version of Rock Band is available for purchase on the PlayStation®Store through the free PlayStation®Network and is downloaded directly to PLAYSTATION 3 system's built in hard drive.

Rock Band 2 for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system is now available nationwide and supports all previously downloaded content. The groundbreaking music platform that forever changed the face of music video games is committed to taking gaming to the next level with the evolution of the franchise. Rock Band 2 will be available for PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Wii™ in December 2008.

Rock Band and Rock Band 2 are rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB. 

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