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Rock Band launch date for PS3, PS2 and Wii!

by Nick Haywood on 8 September 2008, 10:56

Tags: Rock Band, Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), Xbox 360, PS2, PS3, Wii, Simulation

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And there’s a price cut in there too!

Finally Rock Band has been given a release date for the PS3, PS2 and Wii in the UK... and it's this Friday, September 12th!

Even better news is that the Instrument Edition of Rock Band will retail for €139.99 in Europe and £109.99... meaning Xbox 360 owners get a price drop as well!

As with the Xbox 360 version, in addition to the 58 tracks from the North American release, Rock Band will feature nine additional tracks including:

  • Blur "Beetlebum" (English) (cover version)
  • Oasis "Rock ‘n' Roll Star" (English)
  • Tokio Hotel "Monsoon" (English)
  • Muse "Hysteria" (English)
  • Les Wampas "Manu Chao" (French)
  • Playmo "New Wave" (French)
  • Die Toten Hosen "Hier Kommt Alex" (German)
  • Juli "Perfekte Welle" (German)
  • H-Block X "Countdown to Insanity" (German)


In addition, Rock Band's unprecedented library of more than 200 songs available for purchase and download to date in North America is now available in Europe for the Xbox 360 and PS3. All new Rock Band downloadable content will be available simultaneously in the US and Europe on a weekly basis.

For a complete list of Rock Band songs available for purchase to date, please go to http://www.rockband.com/dlc.



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waiting for official word on ps3 peripheral compatibility improvements that were reported a few weeks ago
I'm waiting for Rock Band 2, and they're still announcing Rock Band 1 release dates :surprised:
To be honest i've given up with Rock Band. I'm sure its a great game, I just resent being made to wait months and months for it. I've just lost interest.
I'll just get Guitar Hero - World Tour instead.
You'll not be doing yourself any favours if you do… I've played them both, RB and GHWT and GHWT left me feeling thoroughly underwhelmed.

That said, if I didn't have either, I'd look at importing RB2 on the PS3, then buying the UK RB for the songs… and of course the DLC works for both anyways.
Guitar Hero World Tour is out in a few months, plus RB2 is coming out, this is too late.