Rock Band Wii DLC Alert- Ministry and More

May 26, 2009


CLASSICS FROM BOWIE, THE POLICE, OTHERS LAUNCH THIS WEEK IN Wii ROCK BAND MUSIC
STORE; MINISTRY, THE ZOMBIES, THE CRANBERRIES MAKE

 Wii ROCK
BAND DEBUT

 

Harmonix and MTV Games today
announced 25 tracks coming this week to the


Rock Band®


Music Store

catalog of downloadable content for the Wii™ system, including hit songs from
artists like David Bowie, The Police, The Zombies and  industrial metal pioneers
Ministry.
As
previously


announced
,
Wii

Rock Band 2

owners will gain access this week to three tracks from Ministry, two classics
from The Zombies and a single from The Cranberries. Additionally, 19
back-catalog tracks will be released for Wii in the


Rock Band

Music Store
.

English rockers The Police have three tracks coming to the Wii


Rock Band

Music Store
this week.

“Can’t Stand Losing You”

and


“Roxanne”

from the 1978 album,

Outlandos d’Amour
, and
“Synchronicity II,”
from The Police’s last studio album,

Synchronicity
,
released in 1983.

Also this week, back-catalog tracks from Airbourne, Devil Driver, Dream Theater,
Killswitch Engage, Machine Head, Hinder, Bad Religion, The Cult and GLaDOS will
be released, as well as cover tracks as made famous by The Monkees, David Bowie
and Sweet. Wii music fans can also download tracks from Harmonix’s own Bang
Camaro, Count Zero and Freezepop.

The tracks from Ministry, The Zombies and The
Cranberries will be released simultaneously with the weekly content update for
other consoles.  The remainder of the tracks comes from the back catalog of

Rock Band

music already released to owners of Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system. Wii fans
can expect a rollout of previously released downloadable



Rock Band

content until the entire back catalog of more than 680 songs is available. With
the addition of these tracks, there are now 169 tracks in the Wii

Rock Band


Music Store. 


 

 

** Dates for

Rock Band

game tracks are tentative and subject to change *
*



Tracks:


Airbourne                            
Runnin’
Wild



Bad Religion                        “
Sorrow


Bang Camaro                      
Rock
Rebellion



David
Bowie                         “
Heroes
*


David
Bowie                         “
Queen
Bitch
” *


Count
Zero                           “
Shake


The
Cult                                “
She
Sells Sanctuary



DevilDriver                         
Clouds
Over California



Dream Theater                   
Constant
Motion



Freezepop                            
Sprode


GLaDOS                                
Still
Alive




Hinder                                    “
Use
Me



Killswitch Engage              
My
Curse



Machine Head        
             “
Aesthetics
of Hate



The Monkees                       
Last
Train to Clarksville
” *


The Police
                            “
Can’t
Stand Losing You



The
Police                             “
Roxanne
”   



The Police                             “
Synchronicity
II




Sweet                                     “
Action
*

(* Denotes cover track)


 


Price:                        

$2.00(200 Wii Points) per track

           
                 "Still Alive" by GLaDoS is a free track.  



Location:                 

In-game
Rock Band 2

Music Store
(Wii
Points must be purchased through the Wii Shop Channel)

Rock Band 2 is available for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation®2 systems and the Wii system.  The Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system and Wii versions support downloadable content. 

Price: $2.00(200 Wii Points) per track "Still
Alive" by GLaDoS is a free track. Location: In-game Rock Band 2 Music Store(Wii
Points must be purchased through the Wii™ Shop Channel) Rock Band 2 is available
for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation®2 systems and the Wii system. The
Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system and Wii versions support downloadable content.

Downloadable content for Wii is purchased via the
in-game Rock Band Music Store using Wii Points purchased through the Wii Shop
Channel and can be downloaded to the system memory or to an SD card for
additional storage. The tracks stream directly from the SD card for seamless
play.

To view a complete list of the more than 680
tracks available in the Rock Band music back catalog, please visit
www.rockband.com/music

Rock Band continues to satisfy music fans’ and
gamers’ voracious appetite for rock with more than 40 million paid downloads
since its launch Nov. 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 RockBandlibrary.

Rock Band and Rock Band 2 are rated "T" for Teen
(lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB. The ESRB does not rate online
downloads.

Rock Band and Rock Band 2 are rated "T" for Teen
(lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB. The ESRB does not rate online
downloads.

For more information on Rock Band2 and Harmonix
Music Systems please visit
www.rockband.com
  and
www.harmonixmusic.com