Wii/PS2 Rock Band’s Get DLC, But How?

When I last checked the calender April Fool’s Day was a month back, so I find it pretty weird that Harmonix has announced a 20 song bundle which would be available for the PS2 & Wii. Maybe something is in up their sleeves. But the idea of cramming that amount of songs into a 8mb PS2 memory card boggles the mind and maybe Harmonix has explored the possibility that songs could after all be downloaded onto a SD card on the Wii. 20 songs 30 bucks sounds like a good deal! Tell me more!

Read the full release after the jump.

$29.99 Rock Band track pack vol. 1 announced for Wii/PS2

Press Release

MTV Games, Harmonix and EA Announce
“Rock Band™ Track Pack Volume 1”
for Wii™ and PlayStation®2 System Will Be Available July 15, 2008

Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, and MTV Games, a division of MTV Networks, which is a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), along with distribution partner Electronic Arts, Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced plans to release Rock Band™ Track Pack Volume 1 for the Wii™ home video game console from Nintendo and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. The 20-Track Pack features an electrifying mix of classic hits and current favorites, including songs by Boston, Nine Inch Nails, Stone Temple Pilots, and All American Rejects. The Rock Band™ Track Pack Volume 1 will be available on July 15th, 2008 for a MSRP of $29.99. Complete details are as follows:

Release date: Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tracks:

30 Seconds to Mars: The Kill
All American Rejects: Move Along
Blink – 182: All the Small Things
Boston More: Than a Feeling
David Bowie: Moonage Daydream
Faith No More: We Care A Lot
Grateful Dead: Truckin’
The Hives: Die, All Right!
KISS: Calling Dr. Love
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Gimme’ Three Steps
Nine Inch Nails: March of the Pigs
Oasis: Live Forever
Paramore: Crushcrushcrush
The Police: Synchronicity II
Queens of the Stone: Age Little Sister
Ramones: Teenage Lobotomy
Smashing Pumpkins: Siva
Stone Temple Pilots: Interstate Love Song
Weezer: Buddy Holly
Wolfmother: Joker & the Thief

**All 20 tracks utilize original master recordings**

** All tracks are available as DLC on competing platforms**

Price: $29.99 MSRP

Rock Band is the ultimate platform for music fans and gamers to interact with music like never before. The game challenges players to put together a band and tour for fame and fortune – all while learning to master lead/bass guitar, drums and vocals. Featuring the most master recordings of any music game ever by the world’s biggest rock artists, Rock Band includes tracks that span every genre of rock ranging from alternative and classic rock, to heavy metal and punk. Rock Band has garnered over 40 awards this year including Game Critics Award: Best of Show E3 2007 and three awards at The 11th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards including Outstanding Innovation in Gaming, Family Game of the Year, and Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack.

Rock Band is rated “T” for Teen (lyrics, mild suggestive themes) by the ESRB.

Rock Band will be available for the Wii starting June 22, 2008. Rock Band is currently available on the PLAYSTATION®2 computer entertainment system, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, and on the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®.

EA is the exclusive distribution and marketing partner for Rock Band.

For more information on Rock Band and Harmonix Music Systems please visit http://www.rockband.com and http://www.harmonixmusic.com.

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2 Responses to Wii/PS2 Rock Band’s Get DLC, But How?

  1. kolslorr says:

    I think its Wii/PS2 are not exactly DLC…. its gonna come in a CD expansion instead…. $30USD for 20 songs…

    http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2008/05/05/value-assessment-rock-band-track-pack-volume-1-downloadable-content-vs-retail/

    but its cheaper than the cost of DLC on 360 and PS3…

  2. Sheila says:

    Good night, Happy Fool’s Day!

    Three old men are sitting on the porch of a retirement home. The first says, “Fellas, I got real problems. I’m seventy years old. Every morning at seven o’clock I get up and I try to urinate. All day long I try to urinate. They give me all kinds of medicine but nothing helps.”
    The second old man says, “You think you have problems. I’m eighty years old. Every morning at 8:00 I get up and try to move my bowels. I try all day long. They give me all kinds of stuff but nothing helps.”
    Finally the third old man speaks up, “Fellas, I’m ninety years old. Every morning at 7:00 sharp I urinate. Every morning at 8:00 I move my bowels. Every morning at 9:00 sharp I wake up.”

    Happy April Fool’s Day!

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