August 21, 2008
Rock Band Fans Can be Modern Day Warriors with
Complete Rush Album Moving Pictures
Harmonix and MTV Games announced today the
addition of the fourth complete album to the Rock Band Music Store catalog of
downloadable content. Available August 26, the most commercially successful Rush
album, Moving Pictures, will be added to the Rock Band DLC catalog giving prog
fans the opportunity to build their own Rush setlist for play on their virtual
Moving Pictures joins the five other Rush tracks
in the catalog including the recent release of the Rush Masters Vault selections
which includes exclusive Rock Band versions of “Closer To The Heart” and
“Working Man (Vault Edition)” and cover versions of “Tom Sawyer,” “Limelight”
and “Working Man.” One of the most successful progressive rock bands in music
history, the Canadian masters of the time signature change have sold more than
40 million albums worldwide and continue to sell out arenas across the globe.
Moving Pictures, Rush’s eighth studio album,
released in 1981 has sold more than four million copies and includes the
- Tom Sawyer
- Red Barchetta
- The Camera Eye
- Witch Hunt
- Vital Signs
Moving Pictures will be available for $10.99 (880
Microsoft Points) for the album, or $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) per track.
Moving Pictures joins the influential Pixies
album, Doolittle, Judas Priest’s Screaming For Vengeance and The Cars’ “The
Cars” as the fourth full-album DLC release available at the Rock Band Music
Store. With the addition of these albums there are now more than 200 tracks
available to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at
http://www.rockband.com/dlc). Rock Band continues to fly off shelves and
satisfy music fans and gamers’ voracious appetite for rock with more than 18
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 allows 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 including: Solo Tour,
Band World Tour, head-to-head competition either locally or online, and from any
Quickplay mode. 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 the Xbox 360 is available for purchase via Xbox LIVE
Marketplace using Microsoft Points and is downloaded directly to the Xbox 360
hard drive. Downloadable content for the PLAYSTATION 3 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
On June 30, Harmonix, the world’s premier music
video game company in the world, and MTV Games, announced the release of Rock
Band 2 this coming September and will support 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 make its debut on Xbox 360 and be available for
additional platforms later this year.
Rock Band is rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, mild
suggestive themes) by the ESRB.