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Depeche Mode and Death Cab for Cutie coming to Rock Band

Posted by: Dan at 3/4/2011 2:42 PM
Harmonix is bringing a couple of cool bands to Rock Band DLC this week with three tracks from Depeche Mode and one Grammy nominated track from Death Cab for Cutie. Both bands have dedicated followers and their fans should be pleased with the selection of songs. Pricing will be $0.99 for Pro Guitar and Pro Bass mode on “Personal Jesus”, $1.99/160 MS Pts/200 Wii Pts for each individual track and $5.49/440 MS Pts/550 Wii Pts for the Depeche Mode Pack 01.  Looks like a good week to stock up on some points.
  • Depeche Mode – “Never Let Me Down Again”
  • Depeche Mode – “Personal Jesus” X
  • Depeche Mode – “Policy of Truth”
  • Death Cab For Cutie – “I Will Possess Your Heart”
Tracks marked with “X” will include Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.


DEPECHE MODE AND DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE COME TO
ROCK BAND NEXT WEEK!

Cambridge, Mass. – March 4, 2011 – Harmonix today announced that a three-pack of songs from Depeche Mode, as well as a single from Death Cab For Cutie, will be available beginning March 8 in the Rock Band 3 Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™.

Rock Band provides the deepest and best selection of artists, songs and albums through the Rock Band music platform, which features more than 800 artists and more than 2,500* tracks via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/songs). Rock Band’s gigantic music library dwarfs that of any other rhythm video game on the market. More than 75 million songs have been sold through the Rock Band Music Store since its launch Nov. 20, 2007.

Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii
After selling more than 100 million albums and singles worldwide, Depeche Mode is the most successful electronic band in music history, and next week, they’ll be bringing three of their fan-favorites to Rock Band 3. Depeche Mode Pack 01 will include “Never Let Me Down Again” from their 1987 album Music For the Masses, “Policy of Truth” from the 1990 album Violator and, from the same album, “Personal Jesus,” which is ranked on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and has been covered by Johnny Cash, Marilyn Manson and others.

“I Will Possess Your Heart” from American rockers Death Cab For Cutie will also be available for Rock Band 3 next week. The song, which was nominated for a 2009 GRAMMY® Award, is from the band’s sixth album, Narrow Stairs, which was released in 2008. Death Cab For Cutie is releasing a new album, Codes and Keys, in May.

As always, songs available as downloadable content for Rock Band 3 feature five-button guitar and bass parts, drums, Pro Drums, and keys, Pro Keys and harmonies, where applicable. Some songs also feature Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades available for an additional $0.99 upgrade download.

Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation®3 system (March 8):

Depeche Mode – “Never Let Me Down Again”
Depeche Mode – “Personal Jesus” X
Depeche Mode – “Policy of Truth”
Death Cab For Cutie – “I Will Possess Your Heart”
(All tracks are original master recordings)
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system March 9)

These tracks will be available for purchase as individual tracks and as “Depeche Mode Pack 01” on Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii. Tracks marked with “X” will include Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.

Price:
$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points) per song
$2.00USD (200 Wii Points™) per song
$0.99 USD (100 Wii Points/80 Microsoft Points), £0.59 UK, €0.79 EU per song for eligible Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade
$5.49, £2.49 UK, €3.99 EU (440 Microsoft Points, 550 Wii Points) for Depeche Mode Pack 01

** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **

*Available on-disc, via download and disc export. Internet connection and export key purchase required. Wii has more than 1,500 song tracks available for purchase on the Rock Band platform on-disc, via song import, and download. Not applicable to Nintendo DS™.