Green Day: Rock Band
plans to launch on June 8th of this year for the 360, PS3, and Wii. Harmonix and MTV Games have announced the 47 tracks that will ship with the game. They’ve also specified which venues each track will be playable in. The venues are meant to outline the path of Green Day’s career, from their early shows to performances of their latest album.
Read on for the full list of featured venues and tracks.
New York – April 12, 2010 – Multi-platinum selling and Grammy® Award-winning group Green Day, along with Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), and Reprise / Warner Bros. Records today announced the entire list of 47 on-disc tracks that will be featured in the standalone music video game Green Day: Rock Band™. As previously announced, the game will launch worldwide on June 8, 2010 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Sony PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Wii™ system from Nintendo.
“Seeing ourselves through the lens of this videogame has been mind blowing,” said Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong. “From the soundtrack setlist and venues to the unlockable video footage and photos, Green Day: Rock Band undeniably manages to capture the best moments and work of our insane careers. We can’t wait for our fans to experience it.”
The Green Day: Rock Band track list includes a collection of greatest hits and fan favorites, including two of the band’s most iconic albums: Dookie and American Idiot. A third album, 21st Century Breakdown, can also be played in its entirety when paired with the six tracks from that album already available as downloadable content in the Rock Band Music Store for Rock Band™and Rock Band 2™.
The 47 on-disc tracks are featured via three separate venues, each representing a different iconic period in the band’s remarkable career including:
The Warehouse: A fictional venue that captures the feel of early Green Day shows and performances.
· Dookie (1994)
“Having a Blast”
“When I Come Around”
“Welcome to Paradise”
“In the End”
Milton Keynes: The UK concert made famous by Green Day’s 2005 movie for “Bullet in a Bible”.
· American Idiot (2004)
“She’s a Rebel”
“Jesus of Suburbia”
“Boulevard of Broken Dreams”
“Wake Me Up When September Ends”
“Are We the Waiting?
“Give Me Novacaine”
o “Hitchin’ a Ride”
o “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)”
o “Nice Guys Finish Last”
o “Brain Stew” / “Jaded”
o “Geek Stink Breath”
The Fox Theater, Oakland:The place where Green Day performed an intimate show for the band’s most recent album.
· 21st Century Breakdown (2009)
“Song of the Century”
“¿Viva La Gloria? (Little Girl)”
“21st Century Breakdown”
“Restless Heart Syndrome”
“Before the Lobotomy”
“Horseshoes and Handgrenades”
“Last Night on Earth”
“The Static Age”
“See the Light”
The following tracks are already available in the Rock Band Music Library of downloadable content giving players the chance to complete the full 21st Century Breakdown album, view unique performances and venue visuals, and unlock exclusive collectible content!
“Last of the American Girls”
“Know Your Enemy”
“¡Viva La Gloria!”
“East Jesus Nowhere”
Featuring the likenesses of Green Day members Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool, Green Day: Rock Band covers everything from the band’s earliest punk hits to the epic scope of their latest albums, giving players the unique chance to experience the music of this pioneering band in a whole new environment featuring select venues and art specific to the band’s history. Green Day: Rock Band lets players perform vocals, guitar, bass and drums, as well as featuring the three-part vocal harmonies Harmonix first introduced with The Beatles: Rock Band, not only with the on-disc setlist but also when importing Green Day DLC tracks from the Rock Band Music Library of downloadable content. As they progress through the game, players gain access into the band’s media vault, where they can unlock collectible images, and rare and unreleased video footage of the band.
Green Day: Rock Band will ship simultaneously worldwide June 8 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other territories. The full track list will be fully exportable, giving players the opportunity to play the songs in Rock Band and Rock Band 2 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system, as well as Rock Band 3™, coming this holiday. In addition, the six Green Day tracks already available in the Rock Band Music Store as downloadable content can be played in Green Day: Rock Band with added vocal harmonies, unique performance visuals, and exclusive archival material. The game is compatible with all Rock Band instrument controllers, as well as most Guitar Hero® and other third-party music video game peripherals and microphones.
Green Day: Rock Band pricing is as follows:
· Green Day: Rock Band standalone game for Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 system
o US MSRP $59.99
· Green Day: Rock Band standalone game for Wii system
o US MSRP $49.99
· Green Day: Rock Band Plus for Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 system (US/Canada only)
o US MSRP $69.99
o Includes special packaging, free export ($10 value) and six Green Day DLC tracks (overall $22 total value)
Green Day: Rock Band is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB.
Green Day: Rock Band is published by MTV Games and developed by Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game company and creators of the best-selling Rock Band. Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) is serving as distribution partner for the game.