ROCK BAND TO GET THREE-PACK OF SONGS FROM LEGENDARY SINGER-SONGWRITER ELTON JOHN! - Pure Nintendo
Cambridge, Mass. – December 14th, 2012 – Harmonix today announced that a three-pack of songs from Elton John is headed 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™.
Rock Band provides the deepest and best selection of artists, songs and albums through the Rock Band music platform, which features more than 1,400 artists and more than 4,000* 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.
Tracks downloaded from the Rock Band Music Store are compatible with the award-winning full-band Rock Band 3 experience, as well as the controller-based rhythm-action title, Rock Band Blitz, available now on PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE® Arcade!
Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii™
Winner of six Grammy Awards and countless other accolades, singer-songwriter Elton John is the definition of a living music legend. On December 18th, three of the entertainer’s songs will be available on the Rock Band Music Store as singles or as part of the “Elton John Pack 01”!
One of John’s most rocking tracks, “The Bitch is Back,” from 1974’s Caribou, kicks off the pack. The sweeping ballad “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” the first single from Caribou, will also be available. Finally, the uptempo “I’m Still Standing” – which originally appeared as part of the soundtrack for Rock Band Blitz, available now on Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation®Network – will be available as a single for the first time.
These hits and more are also available as part of Elton John’s greatest hits compilation, Rocket Man – Number Ones!
Additionally, during the week of the release of “Elton John Pack 01,” Rock Band Blitz players will earn double Coins any time they play any of the three tracks from the pack!
Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation®3 system (December 18th, 2012):
“The Bitch is Back” – Elton John O
“Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” – Elton John O
“I’m Still Standing” – Elton John O
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system December 19th)
$5.49, £2.49 UK, €3.99 EU (440 Microsoft Points, 550 Wii Points™) for the “Elton John Pack 01”
$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points ™, 200 Wii Points™) per song
Tracks marked with “O” feature support for keyboards.
** 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™.