PRESS RELEASE â€“ Just in time for the holidays, Harmonix, the worldâ€™s leading developer of music-based games, MTV Games, a part of Viacomâ€™s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), and distribution partner Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that the original Rock Band Special Edition Bundle is available for the PLAYSTATION 2 computer entertainment system and Wii starting at $99.99. The Rock Band Special Edition Bundle is also available for the Xbox 360Â video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system and starting at $139.99.
A must have-gift for any music or game fan, Rock Band is an all-new way for people to connect with the music they love in a social, interactive environment. The Rock Band Special Edition Bundle gives families and friends everything they need to start their own band – a microphone, Fender Stratocaster-modeled guitar controller and drum controller. Rock Band features an awe-inspiring line up of the most-loved rock music of all time – from classic rock and alternative to southern rock and metal including artists such as Rolling Stones, Metallica, The Police, The Clash, Foo Fighters, Radiohead and More.
Rock Band is the #1 title of 2008 year to date by revenue according to NPD. Rock Band has garnered over 40 awards including the 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 â€œTâ€ for Teen (lyrics, mild suggestive themes) by the ESRB.