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Rock Band Announces New DLC: Presidents of the United States of America

October 31, 2008

Rock Band Announces New DLC: Presidents of the United States of America

20 Free DLC Tracks for Rock Band 2 Owners Available Starting November 4th

Harmonix and MTV Games announced today the addition of five new tracks to the Rock Band Music Store catalog of downloadable content. To celebrate the upcoming election this week’s lineup will feature a 3-pack from alternative rock band The Presidents of the United States of America, which includes hits “Dune Buggy,” “Feather Pluckn’” and “Ladybug.” The three tracks join one of the band’s best selling singles “Lump,” which is already featured on the Rock Band 2 soundtrack.

In addition, Fall Out Boy offers up its new single “I Don’t Care,” for the Rock Band Music Store. The track comes from the band’s new album, Folie Deux, due out December 16 2008. “I Don’t Care” will become the third Rock Band DLC release from Fall Out Boy. The band’s first single “Dead On Arrival” was featured on the original Rock Band soundtrack and “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race” was released as downloadable content in May.

Plus, rock band Hinder joins the Rock Band catalog of downloadable content for the first time with the release of “Use Me,” the single featured on the band’s new album Take It To the Limit launching the same day.

As previously announced, MTV Games and Harmonix will also release 20 free DLC tracks for Rock Band 2 owners [1] on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. The 20 free tracks, which range all genres of rock from up-and-coming artists, combined with the 84 tracks already available on the Rock Band 2 game disc make for a total of 104 songs on the Rock Band 2 soundtrack. The 20 free DLC tracks can be accessed by using the DLC redemption code located within the game’s retail packaging.

Each track will be available starting on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4, 2008, for the Xbox 360 and November 6, 2008, for PLAYSTATION 3. Each individual track will be available for $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) or $5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for The Presidents of the United States of America 3-pack. Fall Out Boy and Hinder tracks will be available for a one month special offer of $.99 (80 Microsoft Points.) Prices good until December 2, 2008 on Xbox 360 and December 4, 2008 for PLAYSTATION 3, when they return to the regular price point of $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360.)

Release date:

  • Tuesday, November 4, 2008 (Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360)

  • Thursday, November 6, 2008 (PlayStation Store)

Tracks:

  • The Presidents of the United States of America “Dune Buggy”

  • The Presidents of the United States of America “Feather Pluckn’”

  • The Presidents of the United States of America “Ladybug”

  • Fall Out Boy “I Don’t Care”

  • Hinder “Use Me”

Price:

  • $.99 (80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) Fall Out Boy and Hinder one month special offer

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

  • $5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for The Presidents of the United States of America 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 25 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 additional platforms later this year.

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

For more information on Rock Band 2 and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com

[1] The 20 free DLC tracks are available for owners of Rock Band 2 for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system and Wii system only. The 20 free DLC tracks are not available for Rock Band 2 for PlayStation 2.

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