Friday, April 18, 2008

Rock Band Finally Gets Albums

The amazing award winning game Rock Band from Harmonix, MTV Games, and EA has had several amazing announcements as well as amazing downloadable content including the Boston Pack, Still Alive from Portal which was free, and this weeks classic pack as well as a new song from Montley Crue debuting exclusively on Rock Band.  Rock Band received a patch earlier this month which included the in game music store.  Rock Band was also announced for Europe.  The game will come out on Xbox 360 on May 23 and to all other platforms (Playstation 3, Playstation 2, and Wii) on August 29.  Even though they will be paying double what America paid for the game and will have to buy two separate packages (one comes with the instruments while the other comes with the game) I still say it is worth every penny and that Eruope should not wait for a price drop to buy this amazing game.  The Wii version of Rock Band which will include the core gameplay experience as well as five exclusive songs including Dirty Little Secret and Rockaway Beach which can already be found as downloadable content will come out to North America on June 22.  Today, Harmonix announced that full albums will finally be coming to Rock Band's collection of downloadable songs.  The first album to come to Rock Band will be Judas Priest's Screaming For Vengeance.  There are ten really great songs in this album including You Got Another Thing Coming, Electric Eye and Devil Child.  The album will cost $14.99 or 1200 Microsoft Points (you can also buy the songs seperately for the usual $1.99 or 160 points) and will come out April 22 to Xbox Live Marketplace and to the Playstation Network Store on April 24.  Two more albums were also announced including The Cars self-titled debut in May and The Pixies' Doolittle in June.  $14.99 will not be the standard album price and Harmonix says that they have many albums for Rock Band in the works.  They also announced that 8 million songs have been downloaded on XBLM and PSN.  If you have not bought this game yet, unless you are waiting for the Wii version go and buy this amazing game now.  It is an experience every gamer and music lover should try out.  For more information on Rock Band, go to www.rockband.com or check out my review on the podcast feed.


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