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 News MP3 and More 21/05/2008

MTV Games, Harmonix & EA Ship Rock Band In The United Kingdom, France And Germany



GENEVA, Switzerland (Top40 Charts/ MTV Networks) - Rock Band begins its European invasion this week as Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, and MTV Games, a division of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE:VIA)(NYSE:VIA.B), along with marketing and distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced that Rock Band has shipped to retail and will be available in the United Kingdom, France and Germany by the end of the week.

Rock Band will have an exclusive launch window on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft beginning on May 23. Rock Band will be available for additional platforms later this summer.

Rock Band is an all-new platform for music fans and gamers to interact with music. The game challenges players to put together a band and tour for fame and fortune, mastering lead/bass guitar, drums and vocals. With more master recordings than any other music game, Rock Band features some of the world's biggest rock artists and spans every genre of rock ranging from alternative and classic rock to heavy metal and punk.

In addition to the 58 tracks from the North American release, Rock Band will feature nine new tracks spanning German, French and UK hits including:

* Blur 'Beetlebum' (English)1
* 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)
1 indicates cover song

In addition, Rock Band's unprecedented library of more than 110 songs available for purchase and download to date in North America is now available in Europe. Each track will be available for 160 Microsoft Points on Xbox 360. 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.

Since its North American release in 2007, Rock Band has garnered more than 40 awards 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 12+ by PEGI.
For more information on Rock Band and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com.
Developed by Harmonix, MTV Games is the publisher of Rock Band. EA is the exclusive distribution and marketing partner for Rock Band.






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