**ROCK BAND MEDIA ALERT**
TWELVE OF THE DOORS’ MOST-LOVED SONGS KICK OFF ROCK BAND 3 DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT NEXT WEEK!
Rock Band 3 Owners Can Download “Light My Fire,” “Riders on the Storm” and “Touch Me” for Free Through the In-Game Music Store During Launch Week!
Cambridge, Mass. – Oct. 22, 2010 – Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that 12 of The Doors’ greatest hits, including three tracks with Pro Guitar and Pro Bass, will be added Oct. 26 to the Rock Band 3 Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™.
To celebrate the release of Rock Band 3 on Oct. 26 in North America and Oct. 29 in the rest of the world, MTV Games and Harmonix are giving away three of The Doors songs for one week to any fan that purchases Rock Band 3 and plays online. From Oct. 26 to Nov. 1, players will be able to download “Light My Fire,” “Riders on the Storm” and “Touch Me,” along with the Pro Guitar and Pro Bass add-ons for each song, for free though the Rock Band 3 in-game music store.
Rock Band provides the deepest and best selection of artists, songs and albums through the Rock Band music platform, which features more than 800 artists and more than 2,000* tracks via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/music). To date, more than 75 million songs have been sold through the Rock Band Music Store since its launch Nov. 20, 2007. Rock Band 3 will be available Oct. 26 in North America and Oct. 29 in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other territories for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, Wii and Nintendo DS™ followed by more weekly content additions to the Rock Band Music Store. Rock Band’s gigantic music library dwarfs that of any other rhythm video game on the market. Find more information on how to pre-order Rock Band 3 today here.
Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii
The Doors formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, composed of enigmatic front man Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger. Although the band was only active for six years, they have sold almost 100 million albums worldwide. The band is hailed as one of the most popular and influential rock bands of all time.
On Oct. 26, 12 of The Doors’ most-loved songs, including three tracks with the Pro Guitar and Pro Bass feature, will be added to the Rock Band 3 Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii. It was previously announced that The Doors’ quintessential song, “Break On Through (To the Other Side)” is featured in the on-disc soundtrack of Rock Band 3 and is also the soundtrack for the game’s opening cinematic clip.
A three-pack of songs that feature Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrade downloads will be available for free to fans that purchase Rock Band 3 and play online during the first week the game is available (Oct. 26 – Nov. 1). The free pack, which is available only through the Rock Band 3 in-game Music Store, includes “Light My Fire,” “Riders on the Storm” and “Touch Me,” which incorporate five-button guitar and bass, Drums, Pro Drums and Keys, Pro Keys and harmonies, where applicable, as well as a free expansion that will add Pro Guitar and Pro Bass parts.
Additionally, a nine-pack of songs from The Doors will also be available for download next week. This includes some of the classic rockers’ most-loved songs, like “Hello, I Love You,” “L.A. Woman,” “Love Her Madly” and “Roadhouse Blues,” all featuring Drums, Pro Drums, five-button guitar and bass parts and, where applicable, harmonies and Keys/Pro Keys parts.
Beginning Nov. 2, The Doors’ Rock Band downloads will be available for purchase only as individual songs or in a bundle of all 12 songs.
On Nov. 22, The Doors – Live In Vancouver, a two-disc set of previously unreleased live recordings from June 6, 1970, at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia, will be released by Rhino and Bright Midnight Archives. The set features a guest performance by Albert King on four songs and includes “When The Music’s Over,” “Five To One,” an extended version of “Light My Fire” and much more from this historic performance. Suggested pricing is $19.98 (CD) and $13.99 (digital). More details are available at http://thedoors.shop.musictoday.com/Dept.aspx?cp=1127_40995.
Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3 system (Oct. 26):
- “Light My Fire” X (Free from Oct. 26 – Nov. 1 in game, features Pro Guitar and Pro Bass)
- “Riders on the Storm” X (Free from Oct. 26 – Nov. 1 in game, features Pro Guitar and Pro Bass)
- “Touch Me” X (Free from Oct. 26 – Nov. 1 in game, features Pro Guitar and Pro Bass)
- “Hello, I Love You”
- “L.A. Woman”
- “Love Her Madly”
- “Love Me Two Times”
- “Peace Frog”
- “People Are Strange”
- “Roadhouse Blues”
- “Soul Kitchen”
- “The Crystal Ship”
(All tracks are original master recordings)
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation 3 system Oct. 27)
These tracks will be available as “The Doors RB3 FREE Launch Pack” and “The Doors Greatest Hits: Special Edition” on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system and as “The Doors Greatest Hits: Special Edition,” which will include the three free tracks, or as individual, free singles (“Light My Fire,” “Riders on the Storm” and “Touch Me” only) on Wii. Tracks marked with “X” will include Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions. Beginning Nov. 2, these tracks will be available as “The Doors Greatest Hits: Special Edition” on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii, or as individual downloads.
Price: FREE! – The Doors RB3 FREE Launch Pack – PS3/Xbox
$14.99 USD, £7.49 UK, €10.99 EU for The Doors Greatest Hits: Special Edition – PS3/XBox
FREE! – The Doors 3 separate singles – Wii
FREE! – The Doors 3 Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades – Wii
1,500 Wii Points™ for 12-song pack, which includes the free Doors tracks
** 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 has over 1,500 song tracks available for purchase on the Rock Band platform on-disc, via song import, and download. Not applicable to Nintendo DS.
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Rock Band 3 is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, Wii and Nintendo DS. Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii versions support downloadable content.
Downloadable content for Wii is purchased via the in-game Rock Band Music Store using Wii Points™ purchased through the Wii™ Shop Channel and can be downloaded to the system memory or to an SD card for additional storage. The tracks stream directly from the SD card for seamless play.
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. The complete list of tracks can be found at www.rockband.com/music.
Rock Band 3 is rated “T” for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB. Music downloads are not rated by the ESRB.
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