Rock Band Wii DLC Alert- Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Disturbed and more

June 8, 2009

 


FLIGHT 666
TOUCHES DOWN ON Wii ROCK BAND


JUNE 9


 


Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Disturbed and
others also come to Wii

Rock Band 

Harmonix and MTV
Games today announced 25 tracks from artists coming this week to the Rock
Band®
Music Store catalog of
downloadable content for the Wii™ system, including the highly anticipated 12
tracks from Iron Maiden, one of the world’s most successful rock bands.

 

 

As

previously announced
, the release of this week’s downloadable Iron Maiden
tracks coincides with the U.S. release of Flight 666 on Blu-ray
and DVD as well as a double-CD soundtrack album and limited edition double-vinyl
picture disc. Flight 666 documents the first leg of Maiden’s
legendary SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME WORLD TOUR, which took them 50,000 miles around
the planet, playing 23 concerts on five continents in just 45 days. One of the
stars of the movie is the band’s customized Boeing 757, Ed Force One, which
carried the band, all their crew and 12 tons of stage equipment and was piloted
by Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, a fully qualified and active Airline Captain
with Astraeus Airlines.

 

 

Live recordings of
Aces High,” “Hallowed Be Thy Name,” “Fear of the Dark
and “Iron Maiden,” featured on Flight 666, are among
those available for download in the Rock Band  Music
Store
for Wii June 9. The other eight songs were among those featured
on the band’s Somewhere Back in Time World Tour, during the first leg of which
Flight 666 was filmed. This will mark the first time master
recordings from Iron Maiden have been made available on Rock Band
games.

 

“Fans have been asking us to do something with
Rock Band for some time, and this seemed to be a perfect
opportunity,” said Maiden manager Rod Smallwood. “Our recent Somewhere Back in
Time tour was perhaps the most enjoyable one we have ever undertaken and
certainly the most successful with almost 2 million people catching the shows
around the world.  So it just seemed a good idea to make some of the songs we
played available now so fans can play along with the band on the tour. Then we
shall see if they can keep up with the band!!”

 

 

Also coming to Wii
DLC this week are tracks from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Disturbed and a special track
from Stephen & the Colberts. These tracks come 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 700
songs is available.  With the addition of these tracks, there are now more than
290 tracks in the Wii Rock Band Music Store. 

 

 


Tracks:

                       
                                               

Blur              
                 “Beetlebum” (cover)

Die Toten Hosen 
           “Hier Kommt Alex

Disturbed      
                 “Indestructible

Disturbed      
                 “Perfect Insanity

H-BlockX          
           “Countdown to Insanity

Iron
Maiden                    “Aces High (live)”                       

Iron
Maiden                    “2 Minutes to Midnight”      
                  

Iron
Maiden                    “The Trooper”                          
         

Iron Maiden                    “Wasted
Years
”                                             

Iron
Maiden                    “The Number of the Beast”                    

Iron Maiden                     “Run to
the Hills
”                                 

Iron
Maiden                    “Can I Play With Madness”     
                  

Iron
Maiden                    “The Clairvoyant”                      
        

Iron Maiden                    “Powerslave
                                      

Iron
Maiden                    “Hallowed Be Thy Name (live)”            

Iron
Maiden                    “Fear of the Dark (live)”           
         

Iron Maiden                     “Iron Maiden
(live)
”             

Juli                                    “Perfekte
Welle

Les Wampas      
              “Manu Chao

The Mother Hips   
          “Red Tandy

The Mother Hips   
          “Time-Sick Son of a Grizzly

Pleymo          
                   “New Wave

Stephen & the
Colberts     “Charlene” *

Tokio Hotel  
                    “Monsoon

Yeah Yeah Yeahs 
          “Date With the Night

 

 

(All tracks
are original master recordings, unless otherwise noted

 


Price:                        
$2.00 (200 Wii
Points) per track

   
                               *
 Free

 

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 Rock Band
library.

 

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 Band 2 and Harmonix
Music Systems please visit

www.rockband.com
  and

www.harmonixmusic.com
.