Rock Band tracks drop Tuesday, July 8, for 160MS Points ($2) a piece.
- "Closer to the Heart" - Rush
- "Working Man (Vault Edition)" - Rush
- "Snow (Hey, Oh)" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
- "Tell Me Baby" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Jump in for the videos for all of Tuesday's releases.
As for the list? It includes such heavy hitters as "Testify" by Rage Against the Machine, "Peace Sells" by Megadeth, "Bad Reputation" by Joan Jett and so much more. Jump in for the full listing, but make sure you're sitting down ... this one could knock you off your feet!
So, no create-a-track and community togetherness. You know what would really bring the community together? Online Band World Tour mode. Think about it.
- "Panic Attack" - Dream Theater (or Finger Eleven)
- "Chop Suey" - System of a Down
- "Give It Away" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
- "Everlong" - Foo Fighters
- "Kids in America" - Kim Wilde
- "Ace of Spades" - Motorhead
- "Hello There" - Cheap Trick
- "Anyway You Want It" - Journey
- "Pinball Wizard" - The Who
[Thanks, StLouisRibs7734. Image via ScoreHero]
"There was a misunderstanding and there is no confirmed date for Europe," an unnamed spokesperson from EA told Eurogamer. Yesterday we reported an unnamed EA rep hinted at a possible simultaneous release for the upcoming title.
Currently the only confirmed release information for the recently announced sequel is the title's Xbox 360 timed-exclusivity for a Stateside launch sometime in September. Could Rock Band 2 also suffer from a late release throughout North America much like the original which launched in December 2007 in Canada? Only time will tell. More information regarding the title is expected at E3 which kicks off on July 14.
[Thanks for crushing UK dreams, Boff]
If it were to happen a simultaneous release for Rock Band 2 would be a stark contrast to the original schedule that saw the first title take nearly 8 months to reach UK shores.
Announced earlier today, Rock Band 2 promises to offer a wealth of gameplay enhancements, as well as the ability to play all previously purchased downloadable content from the popular original. Interestingly enough, the first Rock Band is still scheduled to release in the UK this August for the PS3, PS2 and Wii -- an Xbox 360 version was released on May 23.
Are you sitting down? Today MTV, Harmonix and EA surprised no one by confirming suspicion that Rock Band 2 was in the works. Yes, the worst-kept secret of sequels since Microsoft announced Halo 3 is scheduled to hit this September on the Xbox 360
In an interview with IGN, Harmonix lead designer Dan Teasdale spilled some carefully worded beans on the sequel. Most importantly Harmonix confirmed all Rock Band downloadable content will also work in Rock Band 2 and Teasdale also teased that new features are planned "that let you play your DLC in different ways." Teasdale also states that new downloadable content will be released for the Rock Band platform when Rock Band 2 is released, meaning you can download all DLC and play on either version. Also, the dreaded profile switching issue in the original is being examined and corrected for a more streamlined experience.
While Teasdale also confirms new instruments are in development for Rock Band 2 they are only receiving more reliable and cosmetic changes, meaning your old Rock Band sets will still work as well. While Teasdale doesn't confirm some of the questions posed to him, he does tease at the possibility of and online World Tour and multiple users on vocals instruments.
Jump in for a look at the new Stratocaster guitar as well as the top ten bands Teasdale hinted might make it onto the Rock Band 2 retail disc.
Details on the included downloadable content are unknown, including what songs are included and which consoles the DLC is for. Earlier last week we revealed a Best Buy flyer that announced the upcoming CD from Disturbed would include free, Xbox 360 exclusive, Rock Band DLC.
With an Academy Nominated track like "Blame Canada" under their wing, let us all hope creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are going into the South Park well to pull out a few gems from the long-running series. South Park Season 11 is due out on August 12.
Harmonix and McDonald's have teamed up to slash prices on select Rock Band downloads on the Xbox Live Marketplace. According to Major Nelson, beginning today two existing tracks for Rock Band will be offered at a discounted rate of 80 MS Points each. Each week two new tracks will be discounted while the previous week's sale ends.
Looking for some new tracks to freshen your Rock Band experience? This sale could help build your set-list, while staying light on the wallet! The sale is scheduled to end on June 7. Jump into this story to see the list of sale items as part of this promotion.
Today EA, MTV and Harmonix have confirmed the UK release of Rock Band is set for May 23. News of a release date has been expected for quite some time; however, in an unexpected coup Harmonix has announced the popular music rhythm game will be a timed exclusive for everyone's favorite HD-platform.
In a press release early this morning Harmonix confirmed the Xbox 360 version Rock Band will hit the UK in "an exclusive launch window of May 23," while other platforms will see the title released later this summer. However, the news may not be as peachy as UK gamers would like.
The game will be sold separately from an "Instrument Edition," which is only includes the drum set, guitar and microphone peripherals, priced at GBP 129.99 (EUR 169). When factoring in the price of the software the package will cost gamers roughly $360 US. Additionally, UK gamers will have the option of purchasing wireless guitars separately for GBP 59.99 (EUR 79.99), while the standard drum kit will go for GBP 69.99 (EUR 89.99).
The UK version of Rock Band will include all 58 tracks found in the North American release, as well as feature nine new tracks spanning German, French and UK hits.
Considering the popularity of the game Stateside, Microsoft has definitely stolen one of the biggest releases out from under Sony's nose -- in a heavily pro-Sony market. While the exclusivity may boost the sales of the Xbox 360 in the region we wonder how UK gamers will feel swallowing the steep price to get their rock on.
In the above clip, Attack of the Show's own Kevin Periera thought it would be a good idea to put his expert Rock Band skills to the test. While meeting up with Coheed and Cambria during their Linkin Park support tour, Periera was challenged to take his new found drumming skills and apply them to a legit kit during a play through session of Welcome Home.
So how did Periera stack up using his gaming skills? He completely nails the track! We're not sure if Periera's got a drumming background, but if it's been a strict diet of Rock Band, color us impressed!
Earlier in the day we reported that tomorrow would bring "Still Alive," the end sequence tune from the smash-hit Portal, to Rock Band. Well, fire up your Xbox 360's fanboys and girls because Christmas has come early as "Still Alive" is available on the Xbox Live Marketplace today. The 18MB download will set you back exactly 0MS Points ($0.00 in any currency) and features one of the best gaming inside jokes of 2007. Go grab it now!
[Thanks, Z3nGaijin & Ben]