FLIGHT 666 touches down on Wii ROCK BAND June 9
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Disturbed and others also come to Wii Rock Band
Harmonix and MTV Games announced 25 tracks from artists coming this week to the Rock BandÂ® Music Store catalog of downloadable content for the Wiiâ„¢ system, including the highly anticipated 12 tracks from Iron Maiden, one of the worldâ€™s most successful rock bands.
As previously announced, the release of this weekâ€™s downloadable Iron Maiden tracks coincides with the U.S. release of Flight 666 on Blu-ray and DVD as well as a double-CD soundtrack album and limited edition double-vinyl picture disc. Flight 666 documents the first leg of Maidenâ€™s legendary SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME WORLD TOUR, which took them 50,000 miles around the planet, playing 23 concerts on five continents in just 45 days. One of the stars of the movie is the bandâ€™s customized Boeing 757, Ed Force One, which carried the band, all their crew and 12 tons of stage equipment and was piloted by Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, a fully qualified and active Airline Captain with Astraeus Airlines.
Live recordings of â€œAces High,â€ â€œHallowed Be Thy Name,â€ â€œFear of the Darkâ€ and â€œIron Maiden,â€ featured on Flight 666, are among those available for download in the Rock Band Music Store for Wii June 9. The other eight songs were among those featured on the bandâ€™s Somewhere Back in Time World Tour, during the first leg of which Flight 666 was filmed. This will mark the first time master recordings from Iron Maiden have been made available on Rock Band games.
â€œFans have been asking us to do something with Rock Band for some time, and this seemed to be a perfect opportunity,â€ said Maiden manager Rod Smallwood. â€œOur recent Somewhere Back in Time tour was perhaps the most enjoyable one we have ever undertaken and certainly the most successful with almost 2 million people catching the shows around the world. So it just seemed a good idea to make some of the songs we played available now so fans can play along with the band on the tour. Then we shall see if they can keep up with the band!!â€
Also coming to Wii DLC this week are tracks from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Disturbed and a special track from Stephen & the Colberts. These tracks come from the back catalog 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 catalog of more than 700 songs is available. With the addition of these tracks, there are now more than 290 tracks in the Wii Rock Band Music Store.
Blur â€œBeetlebumâ€ (cover)
Die Toten Hosen â€œHier Kommt Alexâ€
Disturbed â€œPerfect Insanityâ€
H-BlockX â€œCountdown to Insanityâ€
Iron Maiden â€œAces High (live)â€
Iron Maiden â€œ2 Minutes to Midnightâ€
Iron Maiden â€œThe Trooperâ€
Iron Maiden â€œWasted Yearsâ€
Iron Maiden â€œThe Number of the Beastâ€
Iron Maiden â€œRun to the Hillsâ€
Iron Maiden â€œCan I Play With Madnessâ€
Iron Maiden â€œThe Clairvoyantâ€
Iron Maiden â€œPowerslaveâ€
Iron Maiden â€œHallowed Be Thy Name (live)â€
Iron Maiden â€œFear of the Dark (live)â€
Iron Maiden â€œIron Maiden (live)â€
Juli â€œPerfekte Welleâ€
Les Wampas â€œManu Chaoâ€
The Mother Hips â€œRed Tandyâ€
The Mother Hips â€œTime-Sick Son of a Grizzlyâ€
Pleymo â€œNew Waveâ€
Stephen & the Colberts â€œCharleneâ€ *
Tokio Hotel â€œMonsoonâ€
Yeah Yeah Yeahs â€œDate With the Nightâ€
(All tracks are original master recordings, unless otherwise noted
Price: $2.00 (200 Wii Points) per track
Location: In-game Rock Band 2 Music Store (Wii Points must be purchased through the Wiiâ„¢ Shop Channel)
Rock Band 2 is available for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStationÂ®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 Wiiâ„¢ Shop Channel and can be downloaded to the system memory 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 680 tracks available in the Rock Band music back catalog, please visit www.rockband.com/music. Rock Band continues to satisfy music fansâ€™ and gamers’ voracious appetite for rock with more than 40 million paid downloads since its launch Nov. 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 2are rated “T” for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB. The ESRB does not rate online downloads.