During the Microsoft Press Conference yesterday, Harmonix
unveiled the full song set-list for Rock Band 2
. Nearly doubling the set list size of the original release, Rock Band 2
will include 84 tracks (all master recordings) on the retail disc, plus there are plans to release an additional 20 tracks as free downloadable content after the game's release.
The Rock Band 2
press release, which included the final set-list for the game, also mentions that Rock Band
content from the original retail disc will
be transferable to the sequel, but for a price. According to the release, "owners of the original Rock Band
will have the ability to export most of the Rock Band
disc tracks and upgrade them into Rock Band 2
gameplay-the first time ever in videogame history!" A fee is required to unlock the content, which will be "under 5 dollars" according to the release. Also, as stated before
, Rock Band 2
will support all downloadable content from the original Rock Band
Rock Band 2
is set to release exclusively on the Xbox 360 this September. With classic bands AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Pearl Jam and more added to the game, Rock Band 2
hasn't had us this excited about music since the invention of the compact disc. Wow. Totally just aged ourselves there.
Full set-list for Rock Band 2
after the jump.