Queen Rocks Onto Rock Band 3
Keyboards! Harmonies! Pro Guitar! Two epic Queen packs make their way to Rock Band 3 next week
Harmonix and MTV GamesÂ announced that two packs of songs from legendary rock band Queen, featuring both songs new to the Rock Band platform as well as harmonies, keys and Pro Guitar/Bass upgrades to previously released songs, will be available Dec. 7 in the Rock Band 3 Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3Â and Wii.
Rock Band provides the deepest and best selection of artists, songs and albums through the Rock Band music platform, which features more than 800 artists and more than 2,000* tracks via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/songs). Rock Bandâ€™s gigantic music library dwarfs that of any other rhythm video game on the market. To date, more than 75 million songs have been sold through the Rock Band Music Store since its launch Nov. 20, 2007.
Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii
Queen, composed of Brian May, John Deacon, Roger Taylor and quintessential frontman Freddie Mercury, formed in England in 1970. The group has released 15 studio albums and was known for their epic live concerts. Queen was featured in LEGO Rock Band and as DLC for Rock Band 2. Their quintessential rock anthem, â€œBohemian Rhapsodyâ€ was featured on the on-disc soundtrack for Rock Band 3, and beginning next week, fans can download even more Queen for Rock Band gameplay. Queen released The Singles Collection: Volume 4 on Oct. 19, featuring a box set of remastered originals spanning 1989 to 1999.
Beginning next week, fans will be able to play their Queen songs in a variety of ways on Rock Band. Fans who purchased Queen DLC previously will have the option to purchase Pro Guitar/Pro Bass additions for those tracks, as well as the option to purchase Rock Band 3 versions that include harmonies and keys where applicable. Additionally, five songs new to Rock Band will also be available as Rock Band 3 downloadable content, featuring Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrades as well.
These two packs are broken into â€œQueen RB3 Enhanced Pack,â€ which features updated Rock Band 3 versions of â€œI Want It All,â€ â€œI Want to Break Free,â€ â€œKiller Queen,â€ â€œOne Vision,â€ â€œSomebody to Loveâ€ and â€œUnder Pressure;â€ and â€œQueen Extravaganza Pack 01,â€ which features Rock Band 3 versions of â€œWe Are the Championsâ€ and â€œWe Will Rock You,â€ which originally appeared in LEGO Rock Band, as well as â€œHammer to Fall,â€ â€œKeep Yourself Alive,â€ â€œNow Iâ€™m Here,â€ â€œTenement Funsterâ€ and â€œPlay the Game,â€ which are new to Rock Band.
As always, songs available as downloadable content for Rock Band 3 feature five-button guitar and bass parts, drums, Pro Drums, and keys, Pro Keys and harmonies, where applicable. Some songs also feature Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades available for an additional $0.99 upgrade download.
Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3 system (Dec. 7):
Queen Extravaganza Pack 01
- â€œHammer to Fallâ€ X
- â€œKeep Yourself Aliveâ€ X
- â€œNow Iâ€™m Hereâ€ X
- â€œPlay the Gameâ€ X
- â€œTenement Funsterâ€ X
- â€œWe Are the Championsâ€ (RB3 version)
- â€œWe Will Rock Youâ€ (RB3 version)
Queen RB3 Enhanced Pack
- â€œI Want It Allâ€ (RB3 version) X
- â€œI Want To Break Freeâ€ (RB3 version) X
- â€œKiller Queenâ€ (RB3 version) X
- â€œOne Visionâ€ (RB3 version) X
- â€œSomebody To Loveâ€ (RB3 version) X
- â€œUnder Pressureâ€ (RB3 version) X
(All tracks are original master recordings)
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation 3 system Dec. 8)
These tracks will be available for purchase as individual tracks, as well as â€œQueen RB3 Enhanced Packâ€ and â€œQueen Extravaganza Pack 01â€ on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii. Tracks marked with â€œXâ€ will include Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.
Price: $1.99 USD, Â£.99 UK, â‚¬1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points) per song
$2.00 USD (200 Wii PointsTM) per song
$0.99 USD (100 Wii Points/80 Microsoft Points), Â£0.59 UK, â‚¬0.79 EU per song for eligible Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade
$9.99, Â£4.99 UK, â‚¬7.99 EU (800 Microsoft Points, 1,000 Wii Points) for Queen RB3 Enhanced Pack
$10.99, Â£5.99 UK, â‚¬8.99 EU (800 Microsoft Points, 1,100 Wii Points) for Queen Extravaganza Pack 01
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **
*Available on-disc, via download and disc export. Internet connection and export key purchase required. Wii has more than 1,500 song tracks available for purchase on the Rock Band platform on-disc, via song import, and download. Not applicable to Nintendo DS