**ROCK BAND MEDIA ALERT**
Cambridge, Mass. – Dec. 30, 2010 – Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that Johnny Cash will make his Rock Band debut next week with an eight pack of his greatest hits beginning Jan. 4 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™. Nine songs featured previously in Rock Band games will also be available for free for the Xbox and PlayStation 3.
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
Known as The Man in Black, Johnny Cash’s career spanned half a century over an array of musical genres. He holds numerous Country Music Association Awards, Grammy Awards and other awards, is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and next week Johnny Cash will make his long-anticipated debut on the Rock Band platform when eight of his most loved songs will be available for download and play in Rock Band 3.
Johnny Cash Pack 01 will feature classics like “Cry, Cry, Cry” and “Folsom Prison Blues”, as well as “I Walk the Line” and “Tennessee Flat Top Box”, both of which feature Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrades.
Additionally next week, a nine pack of songs from an array of bands representing across punk, rock, metal and indie genres will also be available for free on Xbox and PlayStation 3. Rock Band Free Pack 01 features songs that were on previous Rock Band titles, including Abnormality, Anarchy Club, Bang Camaro and The Main Drag.
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 (Jan. 4):
Johnny Cash Pack 01“Cry, Cry, Cry” “Don’t Take Your Guns to Town” “Five Feet High and Rising” “Folsom Prison Blues” “I Got Stripes” “I Walk the Line” X “Tennessee Flat Top Box” X “The Ballad of Ira Hayes” Available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system (Jan. 4):
Rock Band Free Pack 01Abnormality – “Visions” Anarchy Club – “Get Clean” Bang Camaro – “Night Lies” Breaking Wheel – “Shoulder to the Plow” Libyans – “Welcome to the Neighborhood” The Main Drag – “A Jagged Gorgeous Winter” Speck – “Conventional Lover” The Sterns – “Supreme Girl” That Handsome Devil – “Rob the Prez-O-Dent” (All tracks are original master recordings)
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation 3 system Jan. 5)
These tracks will be available for purchase as individual tracks and as “Johnny Cash Pack 01” on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii, and as “ Rock Band Free Pack 01” on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system. 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
$13.49, £6.69 UK, €9.99 EU (1080 Microsoft Points, 1,350 Wii Points) for Johnny Cash Pack 01
FREE on Xbox and PlayStation 3 for Rock Band Free Pack 01
** 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™.
For more information, please visit:
Rock Band Website
Johnny Cash Website
Rock Band 3 is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, Wii and Nintendo DS. Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii versions support downloadable content.
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 system memory or to an SD card for additional storage. The tracks stream directly from the SD card for seamless play.
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. The complete list of tracks can be found at www.rockband.com/songs.
Rock Band 3 is rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB. Music downloads are not rated by the ESRB.
For more information on Rock Band 3 and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com.
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