July 14, 2008
HARMONIX, MTV GAMES AND EA TO
SHIP ROCK BAND TO SEVEN ADDITIONAL COUNTRIES THIS YEAR
Award-Winning Music Game Coming
To Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg
Rock Band’s global tour will stop in
seven additional countries this year! Harmonix and MTV Games, along with
marketing and distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc., today confirmed plans to release the award-winning music video
game Rock Band in seven additional countries later this year.
Rock Band will have an exclusive
launch window on the Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment console from Microsoft
in Italy, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg and
will ship on July 24. Rock Band will be available for additional platforms in
these territories later this fall.
Rock Band is an all-new platform for
music fans and gamers to interact with music. The game challenges players to put
together a band and tour for fame and fortune, mastering lead/bass guitar, drums
and vocals. With more master recordings than any other music game, Rock Band
features some of the world’s biggest rock artists and spans every genre of rock
ranging from alternative and classic rock to heavy metal and punk.
In addition to the 58 tracks from
the North American release, Rock Band will feature nine additional tracks for
its European release, including:
Die Toten Hosen "Hier Kommt Alex"
Juli "Perfekte Welle"
H-Block X "Countdown to Insanity"
Oasis "Rock n roll star"
Tokio Hotel "Monsoon"
Les Wampas "Manu Chao"
Playmo "New Wave”
Rock Band features more than 200
songs available to date on disc and via purchase and download in North America
and Europe, with more available every week. Tracks are available for 160
Microsoft Points each on Xbox 360. For a complete list of Rock Band songs
available for purchase to date, please go to
Since its North American release in
2007, Rock Band has garnered over 40 awards including Game Critics Award: Best
of Show E3 2007 and three awards at The 11th Annual Interactive Achievement
Awards including Outstanding Innovation in Gaming, Family Game of the Year, and
Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack.
Rock Band is rated 12+ by PEGI: Sex,
Bad Language, PEGI Online.
Developed by Harmonix, MTV Games is
the publisher of Rock Band. EA is the exclusive distribution and marketing
partner for Rock Band.