Wii Users: Rock Band Coming Soon

ROCK BAND will be released on Wii this summer in the U.S. and Canada.

The game was developed by Harmonix and MTV Games, along with distribution partner Electronic Arts.

ROCK BAND for Wii will be released June 22 as a Special Edition bundle including the software, drums, microphone and a wireless guitar for the US and Canada for $169.99.

Stand alone instruments will also be available on June 22 for people who want to build their band one instrument at a time or want to play the drum versus drum game mode. The game will feature 63 songs including five bonus songs for Wii gamers to enjoy.

ROCK BAND is an all-new platform for music fans and gamers to interact with music like never before. The game challenges players to put together a band and tour for fame and fortune -- all while learning to master lead/bass guitar, drums and vocals.

Featuring the most master recordings of any music game ever by the world's biggest rock artists, ROCK BAND includes tracks that span every genre of rock ranging from alternative and classic rock to heavy metal and punk.

ROCK BAND has garnered over 40 awards this year including Game Critics Award: Best of Show E3 2007 and three awards at The 11th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards including Outstanding Innovation in Gaming, Family Game of the Year, and Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack.

ROCK BAND is rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, mild suggestive themes) by the ESRB.

ROCK BAND is currently available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2.

EA is the exclusive distribution and marketing partner for ROCK BAND.

For more information on ROCK BAND and Harmonix Music Systems, visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com.

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