Rock Band® Music Store Now Available for Wii (Official press release)
Initial Music Launch Gives Rock Band Wii Players Access to 50 Downloadable Tracks; Additional Tracks to be Released Weekly Until Entire Back Catalog of More Than 500 Songs is Available
Cambridge, Mass. – January 13, 2009 – Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game development company, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today announced the online Rock Band® Music Store is now live for the Wii™ home videogame console from Nintendo.
Starting today there are 50 Rock Band Wii tracks available for download in the Rock Band Music Store, including the 20 free Rock Band 2 DLC tracks and 30 additional songs for purchase already released as downloadable content for other console versions. Each purchasable track will be available for 200 Wii Points.
The 30 downloadable tracks for purchase include:
30 Seconds to Mars The Kill
All-American Rejects Move Along
Avenged Sevenfold Afterlife
Black Tide Shockwave
Blink-182 All the Small Things
Blondie Call Me
Boston More Than a Feeling
Boston Rock & Roll Band
Disturbed Inside the Fire
Fall Out Boy This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race
Jimmy Buffett Cheeseburger in Paradise
Lynyrd Skynyrd Simple Man
Metallica And Justice For All
Motley Crue Saints of Los Angeles
Nine Inch Nails The Perfect Drug
Papa Roach Time is Running Out
Red Hot Chili Peppers Snow (( Hey Oh ))
Rush Working Man (vault edition)
Serj Tankian Beethoven’s C***
Smashing Pumpkins Zero
Stone Temple Pilots Interstate Love Song
Stone Temple Pilots Sex Type Thing
The Offspring Hammerhead
The Police Message in a Bottle
The Who Baba O’Riley
Weezer Buddy Holly
Weezer El Scorcho
The 20 free Rock Band 2 tracks include:
The 88 Sons & Daughters
Authority Zero No Regrets
Between the Buried & Me Prequel to the Sequel
Cab, The Bounce
Chevelles The, Get It On
The Cocktail Slippers Give it to Me
Dealership Database Corrupted
Endeverafter I Wanna Be Your Man
Ghost Hounds Ashes to Fire
Hollywood Undead Young
Kutless The Feeling
The Len Price 3 If I Ain’t Got You
Lesley Roy I’m Gone I’m Going
Opiate for the Masses Burn You Down
Semi-Precious Weapons Magnetic Baby
Shaimus Like a Fool
thenewno2 Crazy Tuesday
Tickle Me Pink The Time is Wrong
Underoath Desperate Times, Desperate Measures
X Japan I.V.
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 other consoles will also be available for Rock Band 2 Wii owners starting in February. Weekly Rock Band downloadable content releases are already available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.
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.
Rock Band downloadable content for Wii is available for purchase through the in-game Rock Band Music Store using Wii Points that must be purchased outside the game through the Wii™ Shop Channel. In addition to the storage space on the Wii hard drive, players can use an SD card to store additional tracks which then will stream directly to the game for seamless play. As previously announced, SanDisk will release an official 2GB Rock Band 2 SD card that will allow players to store more than 75 downloadable tracks. The official 2GB SanDisk Rock Band 2 SD card will be available this Spring. For more information please visit: www.sandisk.com.
There are more than 500 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at 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.
For more information on Rock Band2 and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com.