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Rock Band 2

Platform(s): PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Harmonix

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'Rock Band 2' (ALL) to Get The Who Super Bowl S-mashup

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2010 @ 1:17 p.m. PST

Rock Band 2 builds upon the original to introduce co-op band gameplay, multiple instruments, online multiplayer, unparalleled downloadable content and raises the bar by delivering an entirely new level of depth, connectivity, authenticity and features.

The Rock Band 2 soundtrack features over 100 songs with over 80 songs on disc plus an additional 20 bonus tracks which will be made available for free download this fall. This builds upon the unparalleled depth and diversity of Rock Band's original set list and its ever-expanding library of downloadable tracks. Comprised entirely of master recordings from some of rock's most prolific and untouchable artists, including AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Bob Dylan, Metallica, Pearl Jam and more, Rock Band 2 will deliver the most impressive and largest music catalogue of any music-based videogame ever.

A special recording of the performance The Who plans to play during the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show will be made available following the game to purchase, download and play in Rock Band.  “The Who Super Bowl S-mashup” will be available in theRock Band Music Store immediately after the game on Xbox 360, Wii and coming soon to PS3.

Scheduled to headline the halftime show during the Indianapolis Colts vs. New Orleans Saints Super Bowl showdown at Sun Life Stadium in South Florida on Sunday, February 7, The Who have commemorated this historic event by recording a special version of the performance they plan to play at the game. Tune in to see the prolific live halftime performance by The Who and then after the game, buy and play the specially recorded version in Rock Band!

“The Who Super Bowl S-mashup”

  • Price:  $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360)

    “The Who Super Bowl S-mashup” joins 15 previously released tracks available in theRock Band music library, from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.  Those songs include “Won’t Get Fooled Again” featured on the originalRock Band disc and “Pinball Wizard” featured on theRock Band 2 disc, as well as “Amazing Journey,” “Baba O’Riley,” “Behind Blue Eyes,” “Eminence Front,” “Going Mobile,” “Leaving Here,” “Magic Bus,” “My Generation,” “Real Good Looking Boy,” “Sea and Sand,” “Summertime Blues,” “Who Are You” and “Young Man Blues,” all released as downloadable content in theRock Band Music Store. 

    Rock Band 2 On-Disc Track List:

    1. AC/DC "Let There Be Rock" 1970s
    2. AFI "Girl's Gone Grey" 2000s
    3. Alanis Morissette "You Oughta Know" 1990s
    4. Alice in Chains "Man in the Box" 1990s
    5. Allman Brothers "Ramblin' Man" 1970s
    6. Avenged Sevenfold "Almost Easy" 2000s
    7. Bad Company "Shooting Star" 1970s
    8. Beastie Boys "So Whatcha Want" 1990s
    9. Beck "E-Pro" 2000s
    10. Bikini Kill "Rebel Girl" 1990s
    11. Billy Idol "White Wedding Pt. I" 1980s
    12. Blondie "One Way or Another" 1970s
    13. Bob Dylan "Tangled Up in Blue" 1970s
    14. Bon Jovi "Livin' on a Prayer" 1980s
    15. Cheap Trick "Hello There" 1970s
    16. Devo "Uncontrollable Urge" 1980s
    17. Dinosaur Jr. "Feel the Pain" 1990s
    18. Disturbed "Down with the Sickness" 2000s
    19. Dream Theater "Panic Attack" 2000s
    20. Duran Duran "Hungry Like the Wolf" 1980s
    21. Elvis Costello "Pump It Up" 1970s
    22. Fleetwood Mac "Go Your Own Way" 1970s
    23. Foo Fighters "Everlong" 1990s
    24. Guns N' Roses "Shackler's Revenge" 2000s
    25. Interpol "PDA" 2000s
    26. Jane's Addiction "Mountain Song" 1980s
    27. Jethro Tull "Aqualung" 1970s
    28. Jimmy Eat World "The Middle" 2000s
    29. Joan Jett "Bad Reputation" 1980s
    30. Journey "Anyway You Want It" 1970s
    31. Judas Priest "Painkiller" 1990s
    32. Kansas "Carry On Wayward Son" 1970s
    33. L7 "Pretend We're Dead" 1990s
    34. Lacuna Coil "Our Truth" 2000s
    35. Linkin Park "One Step Closer" 2000s
    36. Lit "My Own Worst Enemy" 1990s
    37. Lush "De-Luxe" 1990s
    38. Mastodon "Colony of Birchmen" 2000s
    39. Megadeth "Peace Sells" 1980s
    40. Metallica "Battery" 1980s
    41. Mighty Mighty Bosstones "Where'd You Go" 1990s
    42. Modest Mouse "Float On" 2000s
    43. Motorhead "Ace of Spades" 1980s
    44. Nirvana "Drain You" 1990s
    45. Norman Greenbaum "Spirit in the Sky" 1960s
    46. Panic at the Disco "Nine in the Afternoon" 2000s
    47. Paramore "That's What You Get" 2000s
    48. Pearl Jam "Alive" 1990s
    49. Presidents of the USA "Lump" 1990s
    50. Rage Against the Machine "Testify" 1990s
    51. Ratt "Round & Round" 1980s
    52. Red Hot Chili Peppers "Give it Away" 1990s
    53. Rise Against "Give it All" 2000s
    54. Rush "The Trees" 1970s
    55. Silversun Pickups "Lazy Eye" 2000s
    56. Smashing Pumpkins "Today" 1990s
    57. Social Distortion "I Was Wrong" 1990s
    58. Sonic Youth "Teenage Riot" 1980s
    59. Soundgarden "Spoonman" 1990s
    60. Squeeze "Cool for Cats" 1970s
    61. Steely Dan "Bodhitsattva" 1970s
    62. Steve Miller Band "Rock'n Me" 1970s
    63. Survivor "Eye of the Tiger" 1980s
    64. System of a Down "Chop Suey" 2000s
    65. Talking Heads "Psycho Killer" 1970s
    66. Tenacious D "Master Exploder" 2000s
    67. Testament "Souls of Black" 1990s
    68. The Donnas "New Kid in School" 2000s
    69. The Go-Go's "We Got the Beat" 1980s
    70. The Grateful Dead "Alabama Getaway" 1980s
    71. The Guess Who "American Woman" 1970s
    72. The Muffs "Kids in America" 1990s
    73. The Offspring "Come Out & Play (Keep 'em Separated)" 1990s
    74. The Replacements "Alex Chilton" 1980s
    75. The Who "Pinball Wizard" 1960s

    Bonus Material

    1. Abnormality "Visions" 2000s
    2. Anarchy Club "Get Clean" 2000s
    3. Bang Camaro "Night Lies" 2000s
    4. Breaking Wheel "Shoulder to the Plow" 2000s
    5. The Libyans "Neighborhood" 2000s
    6. The Main Drag "A Jagged Gorgeous Winter" 2000s
    7. Speck "Conventional Lover" 2000s
    8. The Sterns "Supreme Girl" 2000s
    9. That Handsome Devil "Rob the Prez-O-Dent" 2000s

    ** The Rock Band 2 on-disc track list is comprised entirely of master recordings.

    Rock Band 2 raises the bar in music gaming innovation with new features to rock the world:

    • Local and global online modes to connect the entire Rock Band community
    • World Tour mode, now online, simplifies the best of gameplay from the original Rock Band by fusing Solo Tour and Band World Tour modes and cranks it up a notch with an all new collection of opportunity gigs, challenges, cities, venues and hirable staff
    • Tour Challenges that offer rockers a chance to play through mini-campaigns focused on the best songs by instrument, decade, genre, artist, album and more
    • Battle of the Bands mode challenges players to go head to head against other bands in constantly refreshed contests* created by Harmonix (*internet connection required)
    • Quickplay makes it easier than ever to get in and jam without hassle while allowing for new prefab characters or customized characters that can play on any instrument plus lets you make your own set lists and organize your song lists in a variety of categories (genre, era, etc.)
    • Customizable Set Lists keep the music rolling and your band rocking in Quickplay mode
    • Drum Trainer mode gives players the fundamentals of different beats and fills, translating gameplay into real drumming skills
    • Character Creator completes your look with all new choices in clothing, accessories, tattoos, hairstyles, instruments and more to keep your unique rock avatar playing the full rock part
    • Backwards compatibility with all Rock Band downloadable music content released to date
    • Disc Export Feature gives owners of the original Rock Band the ability to export most of the Rock Band disc tracks and upgrade them into Rock Band 2 gameplay-the first time ever in videogame history!

    From the solid officially licensed Rock Band 2 instruments to the expanded third party options, Rock Band 2 introduces new and improved choices that promise to deliver unsurpassed realism. In addition, Harmonix and MTV Games have become the first companies to officially support third party instruments and accessories in a music videogame.

    Achieve ultimate stardom with the upgraded functionality and smooth new look of the official Rock Band 2 instruments.

    • Fender Stratocaster Controller takes on a new authentic look plus adds a reinforced strum bar, quieter buttons, wireless functionality and a built in calibration tool that automatically sets your AV setup to an ideal setting for maximum rock.
    • Drum set goes wireless while also featuring quieter, velocity sensitive drum pads and a metal reinforced pedal.
    • Microphone showcases authentic styling and weight.

    Kick up the intensity with officially licensed third-party instruments from Mad Catz:

    • Fender Telecaster Controller features soft buttons with lower action to help you shred faster than ever.
    • Fender Bass Controller, the first bass guitar controller ever, takes the shape of the Fender P-Bass with extended length, tuning pegs and a split strum bar to replicate finger-bass style picking.
    • Full-sized Squire Stratocaster Guitar Controller multiplies the authentic guitar experience by featuring a controller built into an actual Squire Stratocaster body.
    • Cymbal Expansion Pack is a straightforward but amazing upgrade to the Rock Band 2 drum set featuring add-on cymbals.

    Take Rock Band 2 instrument authenticity to a whole new level with a high-end peripheral from ION:

    • ION Drum Rocker, a real electronic drum kit that functions as a game controller, brings the Rock Band fantasy to life featuring a simple substitution that takes the drum kit from a controller to a real instrument.

    Rock Band 2 is currently available on Xbox 360, PS3, PS2 and Wii.

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