Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), along with marketing and distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), announced today that for a limited time Rock Band Special Edition Bundle for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system is available for a MSRP of $99.99 at participating retailers. Rock Band instrument controllers for PlayStation 2 system are compatible with the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system.
"For a limited time this promotion will provide music fans and casual gamers the chance to experience the Harmonix masterpiece Rock Band at an extremely affordable price," said Bob Picunko, Vice President of Electronic Games and Interactive Products for MTV. "This is a great value for a Father's Day gift, a graduation party or summer vacation."
The Rock Band Special Edition Bundle for the PlayStation 2 system features a wireless Fender Stratocaster guitar controller, electronic drum kit, real drum sticks, microphone, USB hub and Rock Band software. In addition, Rock Band Track Pack Volume 1 for the PlayStation 2 system and Wii home video game system from Nintendo will be available on July 15, 2008, for a MSRP of $29.99. The 20-song pack features an electrifying mix of classic hits and current favorites, including songs by Boston, NIN, Stone Temple Pilots, and 30 Seconds to Mars.
Rock Band is the ultimate platform for music fans and gamers challenging players to put together a band and tour for fame and fortune, while mastering lead/bass guitar, drums and vocals. Featuring the most 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.
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 "T" for Teen (lyrics, mild suggestive themes) by the ESRB.
EA is the exclusive distribution and marketing partner for Rock Band.
For more information on Rock Band and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com