With Valentine’s Day approaching quickly, Harmonix has decided to turn next week’s Rock Band DLC into something of a Love fest. They are releasing five love themed singles, all of which will be priced individually, with four of the five having either keyboard support or the Pro upgrade option. One bonus is that every download of Extreme’s “More Than Words” will include the Pro Guitar upgrade in the base price. The price will be the standard $1.99 USD/160 MS Pts/200 Wii Pts per track with the Pro Upgrades costing an additional $0.99/80 MS Pts/100 Wii Pts per track.
ROCK OUT WITH YOUR HEART ON YOUR SLEEVE WITH BALLADS FROM EXTREME, NAZARETH, PETER CETERA, REO SPEEDWAGON, AND SOFT CELL!
Cambridge, Mass. – February 8th, 2013
– Harmonix today announced that singles from Extreme, Nazareth, Peter Cetera, REO Speedwagon, and Soft Cell 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™
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 4,000* 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.
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®
Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii™
For all of the lovers out there this Valentine’s Day, Harmonix presents a collection of music’s greatest rock and pop ballads, coming to the Rock Band
Music Store on February 12th
Extreme’s acoustic classic, “More Than Words” – off 1990’s Extreme II: Pornograffiti
– was a departure from the band’s funky rock sound, but managed to reach number one on the U.S. Billboard
Hot 100! As a bonus, every “More Than Words” download will include a Pro Guitar upgrade!
Originally recorded by The Everly Brothers in the 1960s, Nazareth made “Love Hurts” a huge hit in the late ‘70s, making it an international hit for the Scottish rockers. This 2009 re-recording of the track by the band brings all the feeling and energy of the original to Rock Band
Peter Cetera’s Billboard
Hot 100 number one hit “Glory of Love,” from 1986’s Solitude/Solitaire
, also earned the singer/songwriter a nomination for an Academy Award for “Best Original Song” as it appeared in the film The Karate Kid, Part II
Among REO Speedwagon’s thirteen Top 40 hits, the classic rock power ballad “Keep On Loving You” may be their most memorable, peaking at number one on the US Billboard
Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love,” from the English pop duo’s 1981 debut, Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
, will also be available on the Rock Band
Music Store on February 12th
Available on Xbox 360, Wii, and PlayStation®3 system (February 12th, 2013):
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system February 13th)
- Extreme – “More Than Words” X
- Nazareth – “Love Hurts”
- Peter Cetera – “Glory of Love” O
- REO Speedwagon – “Keep On Loving You” O
- Soft Cell – “Tainted Love” O
$1.99 USD, £1.19 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
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.
** Dates and pricing 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™.