Wii Rock Band DLC adds this week’s Jane’s Addiciton songs and another batch from Megadeth, Police and Oasis

Wow. Got $40.00 to drop on DLC this week?

Harmonix and MTV Games announced today a monster lineup of 20 new tracks coming this week to the Rock Band Music Store catalogue of downloadable content for Wii home videogame console from Nintendo, including hit songs from American metal outfit Megadeth, British alternative group Oasis and one of the most popular pop rock bands of all time, The Police.
As previously announced, Wii Rock Band 2 owners will also gain access this week to the Nothing’s Shocking album from Jane’s Addiction.

The content update to the Wii Rock Band Music Store features eight tracks from Megadeth, one of the highest-selling thrash metal bands of all time with over 20 million albums sold worldwide. The lineup includes “Wake Up Dead,” “The Conjuring,” “Devil’s Island,” “Good Mourning/Black Friday,” “Bad Omen,” “I Ain’t Superstitious” and “My Last Words” – all from Megadeth’s classic second album, Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying? (1986). Additionally, Megadeth adds “Sleepwalker” from its latest album, United Abominations (2007) to the Wii Rock Band Music Store.

Rounding out this week’s additions are “Truth Hits Everybody” from The Police’s 1978 debut album, Outlandoes d’Amour and “Don’t Look Back in Anger” from English rock band Oasis’ second album (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (1995).

The tracks from Jane’s Addiction will be released simultaneously with the weekly content update for other consoles. The remainder of the tracks comes from the back catalogue of Rock Band music already released to owners of Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system. Wii fans can expect a rollout of previously released downloadable Rock Band content until the entire back catalogue of more than 650 songs is available.

Release Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2009

** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **

Tracks:
Jane’s Addiction “Up the Beach”
Jane’s Addiction “Ocean Size”
Jane’s Addiction “Had a Dad”
Jane’s Addiction “Ted, Just Admit It…”
Jane’s Addiction “Standing in the Shower…Thinking”
Jane’s Addiction “Summertime Rolls”
Jane’s Addiction “Idiots Rule”
Jane’s Addiction “Jane Says”
Jane’s Addiction “Thank You Boys”
Jane’s Addiction “Pig’s in Zen”
Megadeth “Wake Up Dead”
Megadeth “The Conjuring”
Megadeth “Devil’s Island”
Megadeth “Good Mourning/Black Friday”
Megadeth “Bad Omen”
Megadeth “I Ain’t Superstitious”
Megadeth “My Last Words”
Megadeth “Sleepwalker”
The Police “Truth Hits Everybody”
Oasis “Don’t Look Back in Anger”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Price: $2.00 (200 Wii Points) per track

Location: In-game Rock Band 2 Music Store (Wii Points must be purchased through the WiiTM Shop Channel)

** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **

Rock Band 2 is available now for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation®2 systems and the Wii system. The 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 memory of the Wii or to an SD card for additional storage. The tracks stream directly from the SD card for seamless play.

To view a complete list of the more than 650 tracks available in the Rock Band music back catalog please visit www.rockband.com/music. With the addition of these tracks there are now 120 tracks in the Wii Rock Band Music Store.

Rock Band continues to satisfy music fans’ and gamers’ voracious appetite for rock with more than 40 million paid downloads since its launch on November 20, 2007. 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.

Rock Band and Rock Band 2 are rated “T” for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB.

For more information on Rock Band2 and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com

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