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Rush sends off Rock Band DLC in 2011 with 2112

Posted by: Dan at 12/28/2011 9:29 AM
Last week I thought we had heard the last of the Rock Band DLC for 2011, but apparently Harmonix had one more ace up their sleeve and Xbox 360 owners get a timed exclusive as well.
 
Back in the 1970’s, rock bands used to take time to carefully craft massive rock operas that became legendary in status.  One of those was Rush’s 1976 album 2112, which featured the 20-minute, seven-part suite for which the album was named.  Harmonix is bring us that momentous song as the very first Rock Band 3 DLC in 2012 in the form a three-part download.  Part one has “Overture” and “The Temple of Syrinx”, Part 2 has “Discovery” and “Presentation” and Part 3 has “Oracle: The Dream,” “Soliloquy” and “Grand Finale.”
 
The price will be $5.49/440 MS Pts/550 Wii Pts for the “Rush ‘2112’” pack, $1.99/150 MS Pts/200 Wii per song and the usual $0.99/80 MS Pts/100 Wii Pts for eligible Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade.

Available on Xbox 360 on December 31, 2011 and PlayStation 3/Wii on January 3rd, 2012
Rush – “2112: Overture, The Temple of Syrinx” X
Rush – “2112: Discovery, Presentation” X
Rush – “2112: Oracle: The Dream, Soliloquy, Grand Finale” X
Tracks marked with “X” will offer Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.


RUSH’S GROUNDBREAKING 20-MINUTE, “2112,”
COMES TO ROCK BAND IN TIME FOR THE NEW YEAR!

Cambridge, Mass. – December 28th, 2011 – Harmonix today announced that Rush’s ambitious seven-part suite “2112” will come 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™.
 
In 1976, legendary Canadian rock trio Rush released their groundbreaking fourth studio album, 2112. With its opening track – a 20-minute, seven-part suite known as “2112” – Rush painted a picture of a sci-fi world in the midst of a revolution, controlled by technology. An alternate take of this epic suite, largely considered one of the most important pieces in progressive rock, comes to Rock Band just in time for the New Year.
 
“2112” will be offered as three separate playable packages: one combines “Overture” and “The Temple of Syrinx”; the second features “Discovery” and “Presentation”; and the final track brings “Oracle: The Dream,” “Soliloquy,” and “Grand Finale.”
Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 system players have the option to purchase the single Rush “2112” pack, which features all three of the above tracks, as well as one, 20-minute marathon medley of all seven parts of the suite, exclusively available in this special pack. Additionally, as a bonus, players who purchase the pack will receive Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades for all three packages, as well as a Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrade for the medley for free!
 
Available on Xbox 360 (December 31, 2011), and PlayStation 3 system and Wii (January 3rd, 2012)
Rush – “2112: Overture, The Temple of Syrinx” X
Rush – “2112: Discovery, Presentation” X
Rush – “2112: Oracle: The Dream, Soliloquy, Grand Finale” X
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system January 18th)
 
The tracks will be available as the “Rush ‘2112’” pack with all tracks available for purchase individually on Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii™. Tracks marked with “X” will offer Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.
Price:

$5.49 USD, £2.49 UK, €3.99 EU (440 Microsoft Points, 550 Wii Points™) for the “Rush ‘2112’” pack
$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points, 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