MTV Games, Harmonix and EA Announce âRock BandÂ® Track Pack Volume 2â Shipping For All Consoles November 17, 2008
Cambridge, MA â November 6, 2008 -- Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, and MTV Games, a part of Viacomâs MTV Networks, (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), along with distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced plans to ship Rock BandÂ® Track Pack Volume 2 for the Xbox 360Â® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATIONÂ®3 computer entertainment system, the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system and the Wiiâ¢ home video game console from Nintendo on November 17, 2008.
Rock Band Track Pack Volume 2 is a standalone software product that allows owners of Rock Band Special Edition, Rock Bandor Rock Band 2 peripherals to keep the party going with more hit songs from the pantheon of rock music. The 20-song pack features an electrifying mix of classic hits and current favorites, including songs by Lynyrd Skynyrd, MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Blondie.
Rock Band Track Pack Volume 2 marks the first time that a Rock Band Track Pack has come to Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system. Fans who buy the track pack on these consoles can play the disc as a standalone game, or download the songs to their console through a free offer with Xbox LIVEÂ® online entertainment network or the PlayStation Network. Combined with the ongoing weekly release of downloadable content, the track parts are yet another way rockers can continue to expand their music catalogue.
Artist Song Title Decade
1. Avenged Sevenfold Afterlife 2000's
2. Blondie Call Me 1970's
3. Weezer El Scorcho 1990's
4. Devo Girl U Want 1980's
5. Maximo Park Girls Who Play Guitars 2000's
6. Disturbed Indestructible 2000's
7. Angels & Airwaves It Hurts 2000's
8. Cars, The Just What I Needed 1970's
9. Police, The Message in a Bottle 1980's
10. Pixies Monkey Gone to Heaven 1980's
11. Duran Duran Rio 1980's
12. MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e Saints of Los Angeles 2000's
13. Lynyrd Skynyrd Simple Man 1970's
14. Red Hot Chili Peppers Snow ((Hey Oh)) 2000's
15. Nine Inch Nails The Perfect Drug 1990's
16. Fall Out Boy This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race 2000's
17. Papa Roach Time Is Running Out 2000's
18. Garbage Why Do You Love Me 2000's
19. Judas Priest You've Got Another Thing Comin' 1980's
20. Smashing Pumpkins Zero 1990's
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**All 20 tracks utilize original master recordings**
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 â all while learning to master lead/bass guitar, drums and vocals. Featuring the most master recordings of any music game ever by the worldâs 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 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 BandÂ® Track Pack Volume 2 is rated âTâ for Teen with a descriptor of Lyrics by the ESRB. Rock Band is currently available for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system and PlayStation 2 system and Wii. Rock Band 2 is currently available for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system, and will be available for the PlayStation 2 system and Wii in December 2008.
EA is the exclusive distribution and marketing partner for Rock Band.
For more information on Rock Band and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com.
About MTV Networks
MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 150 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN/THE N, VH1 CLASSIC, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 300 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.
About MTV Games
MTV Games is dedicated to creating, marketing and publishing high-quality, innovative interactive products that are relevant to the MTV audience and complement the core values of the MTV Networks brands.
About Harmonix Music Systems, Inc
Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Cambridge, MA, and established in 1995, is the leading developer of groundbreaking music-oriented videogames. Harmonix was founded by Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy, who formed the company to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music and have pioneered music and rhythm gaming in the US. For more information please visit: www.harmonixmusic.com .
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSâ¢, EAâ¢, EA SPORTS Freestyleâ¢ and POGOâ¢. In fiscal 2008, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.67 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.
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