Rock Band DLC going the international singles route next week

by: Dan -
I guess it was bound to happen at some point after all the mega-star DLC we have seen for the last several weeks. For next week, Rock Band DLC will consist of seven international songs and one Plastic Ono Band X-mas song. Color me not too impressed, but I am sure there are people that would love to download these bands and songs.

Pricing is the standard $0.99/80 MS Pts/100 Wii Pts for Pro Bass/Pro Guitar upgrade in addition to the $1.99/160 MS Pts/200 Wii Pts per song. Here is the list of songs, but don’t forget your English to foreign language translator:
  • Anaïs – “Peut-Être une Angine”
  • BB Brunes – “Dis-Moi” X
  • BAP – “Verdamp Lang Her”
  • Wir sind Helden – “Nur ein Wort”
  • Linea 77 – “Fantasma”
  • Litfiba – “Proibito”
  • Caesars – “Jerk It Out” X
  • John & Yoko, The Plastic Ono Band – Happy Xmas (War is Over)
Tracks marked with “X” will include Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.
VARIETY OF SONGS FROM ACROSS EUROPE, AS WELL AS “HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER)” COME TO ROCK BAND!

Cambridge, Mass. – Dec. 17, 2010 – Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that seven singles from top international acts, as well as the single, “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” will be available beginning Dec. 21 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 2,000* 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. To date, 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
Next week, Rock Band is presenting a smattering of international hits from a variety of bands from across Europe. From France, Anaïs is bringing “Peut-Être une Angine;” from Germany, BAP is bringing “Verdamp Lang Her;” from Italy, Linea 77 is bringing “Fantasma,” along with others.

Additionally, just in time for Christmas, “Happy Xmas (War is Over),” from John Lennon, Yoko Ono and The Plastic Ono Band, will be available for Rock Band 3. The song, written by John and Yoko, was recorded with the help of Phil Spector and the Harlem Community Choir in 1971 in New York City.
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 (Dec. 21):

Anaïs – “Peut-Être une Angine”
BB Brunes – “Dis-Moi” X
BAP – “Verdamp Lang Her”
Wir sind Helden – “Nur ein Wort”
Linea 77 – “Fantasma”
Litfiba – “Proibito”
Caesars – “Jerk It Out” X
John & Yoko, The Plastic Ono Band – Happy Xmas (War is Over)

(All tracks are original master recordings)
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation 3 system Dec. 22)

These tracks will be available for purchase as individual tracks 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
$2.00 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 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™.
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