E3 News: Rocking The World Again With Rock Band 2
-- Fender Telecaster Controller features soft buttons with lower action to help you shred faster than ever.
-- Fender Bass Controller, the first bass guitar controller ever, takes the shape of the Fender P-Bass with extended length, tuning pegs and a split strum bar to replicate finger-bass style picking.
-- Full-sized Squire Stratocaster Guitar Controller multiplies the authentic guitar experience by featuring a controller built into an actual Squire Stratocaster body.
-- Cymbal Expansion Pack is a straightforward but amazing upgrade to the ROCK BAND 2 drum set featuring add-on cymbals.
Take ROCK BAND 2 instrument authenticity to a whole new level with a high-end peripheral from ION:
-- ION Drum Rocker, a real electronic drum kit that functions as a game controller, brings the ROCK BAND fantasy to life featuring a simple substitution that takes the drum kit from a controller to a real instrument.
ROCK BAND 2 will make its debut on Xbox 360 this September and have an exclusive launch window in North America. ROCK BAND 2 will be available for additional platforms later this year. ROCK BAND 2 will be available for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and Wii later this year.
ROCK BAND will ship with an exclusive launch window on the Xbox 360 in Italy, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland and Benelux July 24, and on other platforms this fall.
The ROCK BAND online music store recently surpassed 16 million paid downloads since the game's launch in late November 2007. With more than 200 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at http://www.rockband.com/dlc), the massive ROCK BAND Music Store allows players to preview and purchase downloadable individual music tracks, packs and albums from the vast selection of offerings available as they build their own custom ROCK BAND library.
ROCK BAND 2 is rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB.
For more information on ROCK BAND and Harmonix Music Systems visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com.