MTV GAMES, HARMONIX AND EA ANNOUNCE SUPERSTAR LINEUP FOR ROCK BAND™ COUNTRY TRACK PACK
Cambridge, MA – June 15, 2009 – Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks, (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), along with distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today revealed the full setlist for Rock Band™ Country Track Pack™, which includes some of country’s biggest artists from Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson and Montgomery Gentry to Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Sara Evans and more! Rock Band Country Track Pack hits store shelves in North America July 21, 2009 for a suggested retail price of $29.99 and will be available for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, and Wii™ system from Nintendo.
Rock Band Country Track Pack, featuring 21 tracks from country music’s superstars of yesterday and today, is a standalone software product that allows owners of Rock Band® and Rock Band®2 to keep the party going with a whole new setlist. Thirteen of the on disc tracks are brand new to the Rock Band platform and will be exclusive to the Rock Band Country Track Pack disc for a limited time before joining the Rock Band® Music Store as downloadable content.
In addition, Rock Band Country Track Pack, like all Rock Band software, is compatible with all Rock Band controllers, as well as most Guitar Hero® and authorized third party controllers and microphones.
Complete Track List:
Mud on the Tires
Brooks & Dunn
Cross Canadian Ragweed
Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)
3 Dimes Down
I Told You So*
She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy*
Can’t Let Go
This One’s For The Girls*
Gunpowder & Lead
Me and My Gang*
Suds In The Bucket*
Any Man of Mine*
On the Road Again*
* Denotes track new to Rock Band platform
Fans who buy the Rock Band Country Track Pack for Xbox 360 or PLAYSTATION 3 system can play directly from the disc or download the songs onto their consoles’ hard drives through a free offer with Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network or the PlayStation®Network. Once downloaded, the songs will automatically appear in the player’s custom Rock Band library and can be integrated into setlists and played in all game modes. With more than 700 tracks available in the Rock Band music catalogue and regular releases of downloadable content every week, Rock Band Country Track Pack is yet another way music-lovers can continue to expand and customize their music libraries.
The Rock Band franchise is the ultimate platform for music fans and gamers to interact with music like never before. The game challenges players to put together a band and tour for fame and fortune – all while learning to master lead/bass guitar, drums and vocals. Featuring the most master recordings of any music game ever by the world’s biggest rock artists, the Rock Band music catalogue includes tracks that span every genre of rock, ranging from alternative and classic rock, to heavy metal and punk.
Rock Band Country Track Pack is rated “E10+” for Everyone 10+ with a descriptor of Lyrics by the ESRB. Rock Band and Rock Band 2 are currently available for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation 2 systems and Wii.