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Wii gets Nine Inch Nails, The Ramones, The Clash, and Jimmy Buffett for Rock Band

Posted by: Randy at 1/20/2009 9:27 PM
Six tracks have been added to the Rock Band Music Store, all downloadable for the Wii.  They run a fair gamut, spending time with the most popular industrial group of all time, Nine Inch Nails, in "March of the Pigs" and "The Collector"; the first punk rock band, The Ramones, tanning on "Rockaway Beach"; the definitive British punk rock band, The Clash, in "I Fought The Law"; and a double-dose of one of Fortune's highest-earning entertainers, Jimmy Buffett, visiting "Margaritaville" and not knowing where to go when the "Volcano" blows.

These six tracks have already been released on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace.


ROCK BAND    
 
      ROCK BAND® GIVES Wii™ OWNERS 6 NEW DOWNLOADABLE TRACKS INCLUDING SONGS FROM NINE INCH NAILS, RAMONES, THE CLASH AND MORE

 

Cambridge, Mass. – January 20, 2009 - Harmonix and MTV Games announced today the addition of six new tracks to the Rock Band® Music Store catalog of downloadable content for Wii™ home videogame console from Nintendo.  The line up includes "March of the Pigs" and "The Collector" from industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails, "I Fought the Law" from English punk rock band the Clash and "Rockaway Beach" from the infamous punk rock band Ramones.  The offering also features two exclusive 2008 Rock Band re-recordings of "Margaritaville" and "Volcano" from singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett. 
 
All six tracks are part of the Rock Band® Music Store catalog of downloadable content already released to owners of Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION® 3 computer entertainment system.  Wii fans can expect a rollout of the previously released downloadable content every week until the entire back catalogue of more than 500 songs is available.  In addition, the regularly scheduled future DLC releases for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system will also be available for Rock Band 2 Wii owners starting in February.
 
 
Release Date:               Tuesday, January 20, 2009  
 
Tracks:                          (Click on track to view music video)
 
Nine Inch Nails            "March of the Pigs"    
Nine Inch Nails            "The Collector"
Ramones                      "Rockaway Beach"
Clash                            "I Fought the Law"
Jimmy Buffett              "Margaritaville"
Jimmy Buffett              "Volcano"
 
                                     (All tracks are original master recordings)
 
Price:                           $2.00 (200 Wii Points) per track 
                                                 
Location:               In-game Rock Band 2 Music Store (Wii Points must be purchased
                               through the Wii™ Shop Channel)
 
             ** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **
 
 
Rock Band 2 is available now for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 systems and the Wii system.  The Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and Wii versions support downloadable content. 
 
Rock Band and Rock Band 2 allow online play and features that expand the boundaries of music gaming. Rock Band downloadable content is playable and integrated into setlists in all game modes.  In order to play downloadable content for head-to-head matches or multiplayer online, all players must own the same downloadable track.  Downloadable content for Wii is purchased via the in-game Rock Band Music Store using Wii Points purchased through the Wii™ Shop Channel and can be downloaded to the hard drive of the Wii or to an SD card for additional storage.  The tracks stream directly from the SD card for seamless play.  Downloadable content for Xbox 360 is available for purchase via Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360 using Microsoft Points and is downloaded directly to the hard drive of Xbox 360. Downloadable content for the PLAYSTATION 3 system's version of Rock Band is available for purchase on the PlayStation®Store through the free PlayStation®Network and is downloaded directly to PLAYSTATION 3 system's built in hard drive. 
 
To view a complete list of the more than 500 tracks available in the Rock Band music catalog please visit www.rockband.com/music). Rock Band continues to satisfy music fans' and gamers' voracious appetite for rock with more than 30 million paid downloads since its launch on November 20, 2007.  The Rock Band Music Store allows players to preview and purchase downloadable individual music tracks and packs from the vast selection of offerings available to date without ever leaving the game as they build their own custom Rock Band library.
 
Rock Band and Rock Band 2 are rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB.
For more information on Rock Band 2 and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com  and www.harmonixmusic.com