"Guitar Hero Metallica" and "Rock Band 2" Go Wireless with "Lips" Microphones

April 3, 2009

"Guitar Hero Metallica" and "Rock
Band 2" Go Wireless with "Lips" Microphones

New song game add-ons available
from Ne-Yo, Coldplay and more in April

It’s time to break free from the
cords and perform like a true rock star with music games on the Xbox 360!

Today, Microsoft announced that
Activision’s “Guitar Hero Metallica” and MTV’s “Rock Band 2” will be among the
first music titles to support the celebrated “Lips” wireless microphones.

Last year, Microsoft created the
high quality wireless microphones that set the standard for music game
peripherals, and teamed with iNiS to let fans around the world rock out with
them on “Lips.” With the latest in motion-sensing technology and built-in LED
lights that pulse to the rhythm of your performance, these microphones help Xbox
360 stand out as the home of the best music experiences.

Now these mics will help people jam
like never before with other great music games on Xbox 360, first with “Guitar
Hero Metallica.” A title update this summer will also activate mic compatibility
with “Rock Band 2.” Additional titles that support the “Lips” microphones will
available later this year, and only on Xbox 360.

Fans of “Lips” have even more reason
to grab their wireless mics and sing with their friends, as more popular hits
are added to Xbox LIVE Marketplace and the “Lips” in-game “Get Music” store.
Song packs featuring Ne-Yo, Coldplay and Creedence Clearwater Revival will be
available this month, as well as new songs from Incubus, Fall Out Boy,
Yellowcard, Mika and more, worldwide in all Xbox LIVE enabled regions.

Available April 3:

  • Wish You Were Here – Incubus

  • Sugar, We’re Goin Down – Fall Out

  • Bad Moon Rising – Creedence
    Clearwater Revival

Available April 10:

  • Ne-Yo Song Pack – Closer, So Sick,
    and Hate That I Love You by Rihanna feat. Ne-Yo

  • Coldplay Song Pack – Speed Of
    Sound, The Scientist, and In My Place

  • Looking Out My Back Door –
    Creedence Clearwater Revival

  • Closer – Ne-Yo

  • So Sick – Ne-Yo

Available April 17:

  • Creedence Clearwater Revival Song
    Pack – Looking Out My Back Door, Bad Moon Rising and Who’ll Stop the Rain

  • Kryptonite – 3 Doors Down

  • All My Life – K-Ci & Jo Jo

  • Sing – Travis

Available April 27:

  • Love Today – Mika

  • Ocean Avenue – Yellowcard

  • Linger – The Cranberries