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Harmonix steps back to the 80’s for next week’s Rock Band DLC

Posted by: Dan at 10/5/2012 3:24 PM
Those of us hitting our 40’s will be getting a treat next week, as Harmonix is bringing three early 1980’s classics to Rock Band Music Store.  Billy Quire will be contributing two songs (“The Stroke” and “Everybody Wants You”) and A Flock of Seagulls one (“I Ran (So Far Away)”) to the songs available for download.  I spent countless hours listening to all of these songs on my parents record player back in the day.  All three songs will have keyboard support and Squires “The Stroke: will have the option to upgrade to Pro Bass/Guitar.  Pricing will be the usual $1.99/160 MS Pts/200 Wii Pts per track with the $0.99/80 MS Pts/100 ii Pts for eligible Pro Guitar/Bass upgrade.
 
Available on October 9TH, 2012:
A Flock of Seagulls – “I Ran (So Far Away)O
Billy Squier – “The StrokeX O
Billy Squier – “Everybody Wants YouO
Tracks marked with “O” feature support for keyboards; tracks marked with “X” will offer Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.
 
One more little tidbit for Rock Band Blitz players.  Anyone that plays any of these three DLC tracks, or Billy Squire’s “Christmas is the Time to Say I Love You” which was released to the RB Music store previously will earn double coins for each play.


A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS’ CLASSIC SINGLE “I RAN” AND SINGLES FROM BILLY SQUIER COMING TO THE ROCK BAND MUSIC STORE!

Cambridge, Mass. – October 5th, 2012 – Harmonix today announced that tracks from A Flock of Seagulls and Billy Squier are headed to the Rock Band™ 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 1,400 artists and more than 3,500* 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 100 million songs have been sold through the Rock Band Music Store since its launch on Nov. 20, 2007.

Tracks downloaded from the Rock Band Music Store are compatible with the award-winning full-band Rock Band 3 experience, as well as the controller-based rhythm-action title, Rock Band Blitz, available now on PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE® Arcade!

Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii™

In 1982, English New Wave band A Flock of Seagulls found worldwide success with their self-titled debut record. “I Ran,” a single from that album, became one of the band’s biggest hits, making its way to the Billboard Hot 100 and charts around the globe!

Rocker Billy Squier had a string of hits during the 80s, as well, two of which will make their way to the Rock Band Music Store next week: “The Stroke,” the debut single from 1981’s Don’t Say No and the opening track from 1982’s Emotions in Motion, “Everybody Wants You,” which held on to the top spot of Billboard’s Hot Mainstream Rock tracks for six weeks straight!

All three tracks will be available as singles on the Rock Band Music Store; a Pro Guitar and Pro Bass Upgrade will be available for “The Stroke.”

Additionally, Rock Band Blitz players who play any of these tracks will earn double coins for each play, as well as double coins for each time they play Billy Squier’s “Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You,” which was previously released on the Rock Band Music Store!

Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation®3 system (October 9th, 2012):
• A Flock of Seagulls – “I Ran (So Far Away)” O
• Billy Squier – “The Stroke” X O
• Billy Squier – “Everybody Wants You” O
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system October 10th)

Tracks marked with “O” feature support for keyboards; tracks marked with “X” will offer Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.

Price:
$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points ™, 200 Wii Points™) per song
$0.99 USD (80 Microsoft Points™, 100 Wii Points™), £0.59 UK, €0.79 EU per song for eligible Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade

** 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™ Shop Channel 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™.