This is one DLC I have been waiting for more than any, as more Queen tracks with lots of keyboard enabled songs are coming next week to Rock Band. Harmonix I bringing us nine tracks, including some of Queen's biggest hits which should make especially vocalists very happy. Out of the nine, six will be keyboard enabled and two will have the Pro Guitar/Bass option. I am excited, as the songs cover a large swath of Queen's career from 1974's Sheer Heart Attack until 1994's Innuendo, their last Studio album right before Freddy passed away.
THE SHOW MUST GO ON WITH A HOT TRACK PACK OF ESSENTIAL HITS FROM ROCK N’ ROLL ROYALTY, QUEEN!
Cambridge, Mass. – December 2nd, 2011 – Harmonix today announced that on December 6th nine tracks from seminal British rockers Queen will hit 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 900 artists and more than 3,000* 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.
Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii™
On December 6th, nine songs from Queen – a legendary band whose career has had a lasting and profound influence on modern music across multiple genres – will hit the Rock Band Music Store.
The “Queen Extravaganza Pack 02” pack will feature a wide range of tracks that spans the remarkable career of the quintessential rockers. From “Stone Cold Crazy” off 1974’s Sheer Heart Attack to the band’s 1991 single, “The Show Must Go On” from their 14th studio album, Innuendo, the pack bolsters an already impressive library of playable Queen tracks on the Rock Band platform.
Two of the songs, “Stone Cold Crazy” and “Bicycle Race,” have Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades available.
One of the biggest rock acts of all time, Queen has released a total of 18 chart-topping albums and 18 #1 singles, while selling more than 300 million albums worldwide. In celebration of the band’s 40th anniversary, Queen’s entire 15-album studio catalog was recently reissued remastering work done by legendary engineer, Bob Ludwig. These must-have pieces of music history are available now on Hollywood Records.
Additionally, finalists for the Queen Extravaganza Tour – a North American talent search to find the best and most gifted musicians for a 2012 Queen tribute tour – have been announced. More information can be found at http://www.queenextravaganza.com.
Available on Xbox 360, Wii™and PlayStation®3 system (December 6th, 2011):
Queen – “Seven Seas of Rhye” O
Queen – “Stone Cold Crazy” X
Queen – “I’m in Love With My Car” O
Queen – “You’re My Best Friend” O
Queen – “Long Away”
Queen – “Bicycle Race” O X
Queen – “Don’t Stop Me Now” O
Queen – “Radio Ga Ga” O
Queen – “The Show Must Go On” O
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system December 7th)
The tracks will be available as “Queen Extravaganza Pack 02,” with songs available for purchase individually on Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii™. 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.
$14.99 USD, £7.49 UK, €10.99 EU (1200 Microsoft Points, 1500 Wii Points™) for the “Queen Extravaganza Pack 02” pack.
$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points) per song
$2.00 USD (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
** 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™.