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.
$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
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 3,000* 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. More than 100 million songs have been sold through the Rock Band Music Store since its launch on Nov. 20, 2007.
** 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?.
For more information, please visit:
Rock Band 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 Storeusing 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
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