Rock Band Unplugged Ships To Stores

May 26, 2009

MTV Games, Harmonix and Electronic
Arts Ship
Rock Band Unplugged
For PSP System to Stores in North America and Europe

Harmonix,
the world’s premier music video game development company, and MTV Games,
a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), along with
distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc., announced that
Rock Band Unplugged
for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable)
system ships to stores in North America and Europe today! 

 

Developed by Harmonix in partnership with
Backbone Entertainment, a Foundation 9 Entertainment studio, Rock Band
Unplugged
creates a full band experience in the palm of players’ hands
by combining traditional beatmatch gameplay with key elements from both
Rock Band™
and Rock Band™2. The hands are the
“peripherals” in Rock Band Unplugged allowing players to take
direct control of the lead/bass guitars, drums and vocals. In addition, players
can capture a deep and interactive Rock Band experience by
taking their band on the road in World Tour mode, practicing their chops in the
Band Warmup Mode, or by taking on the most extreme musical challenge imaginable
in Band Survival mode.

 

Rock Band
Unplugged
features 41 master recordings including nine songs new to the
Rock Band music catalog that are exclusive to the PSP system for
a limited time! Plus, Rock Band Unplugged features the first
in-game store for downloadable content on the PSP system leveraging the PSP
system’s wireless capabilities and powered by PlayStation®Network.

 

Rock Band Unplugged
Pricing Information:

  • Rock Band Unplugged
    software
    (North America) MSRP $39.99

  • Rock Band Unplugged software

    (Continental
    Europe) MSRP ç39.99

  • Rock Band Unplugged software (United Kingdom) MSRP
    29.99
  • Limited Edition Rock Band PSP Entertainment Pack (North
    America) MSRP $199.99

 

The limited edition Rock Band
PSP Entertainment Pack
from Sony Computer Entertainment America
includes the game, a “Piano Black” PSP system, a 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo™, and,
in the United States only,a voucher to download Paramount Pictures’ School
of Rock
from PlayStation®Store. The Rock Band
PSP Entertainment Pack will be available in
North America only.

 

 

Rock
Band Unplugged
is rated “T” for Teen with
descriptors of Lyrics and Suggestive Themes by the ESRB. Rock Band
Unplugged
is rated PEGI 12+.Please visit

www.pegi.info
for rating information.

 

 

For more
information on Rock Band Unplugged and Harmonix Music Systems
please visit

www.rockband.com
/unplugged
 and

www.harmonixmusic.com
.