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Rock Band hitting the Singles scene this week with R.E.M and more

Posted by: Dan at 7/1/2011 2:33 PM
I am glad I stocked up on Microsoft Points after last week’s announcement from Harmonix of Poison hitting Rock Band DLC. Next week, we get a bunch of singles, but they are all highly recognizable and should be a blast to play. Two of them come from System of a Down, who provide us with a little “Aerials” and “Hypnotize” to go along with many of their tracks already available. We also get the classic “For What It’s Worth” from Buffalo Springfield and “Turning Japanese” from The Vapors. However, the biggest catch is probably R.E.M.s “Man on the Moon”. Pricing is the standard $1.99 USD/160 MS Pts/200 Wii Pts per song with $0.99/80 MS Pts/100 Wii Pts for Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade. As previously mentioned, your July 5th Rock Band DLC:

Buffalo Springfield – “For What It’s Worth”X
R.E.M. – “Man On the Moon
System of a Down – “Aerials”X
System of a Down – “Hypnotize
The Vapors – “Turning Japanese”X

Tracks marked with “X” will include Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.



SINGLES FROM SYSTEM OF A DOWN, R.E.M., BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD AND THE VAPORS MAKE THEIR WAY TO ROCK BAND NEXT WEEK


Cambridge, Mass. – July 1, 2011– Harmonix today announced that singles from Buffalo Springfield, R.E.M., System of a Down and The Vapors will be available beginning July 5th in theRock Band 3Music 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 2,900* 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 Nov. 20, 2007.

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

Rock Band continues to offer amazing variety in our weekly DLC offerings, and this week is no exception! Two stand out singles from fan favorites System of a Down– “Aerials” and “Hypnotize” - make their way to the store. SOAD’s modern rock riffs are offset by the pop hooks of R.E.M.’s “Man on the Moon” and The Vapors “Turning Japanese”. A classic cut, “For What It’s Worth”, from Buffalo Springfield, rounds out the offerings for July 5th!

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 (July 5):

Buffalo Springfield – “For What It’s Worth”X
R.E.M. – “Man On the Moon”
System of a Down – “Aerials”X
System of a Down – “Hypnotize”
The Vapors – “Turning Japanese”X
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
$2.00USD (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

** 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™.