Posted on July 10, 2008,

Rock Band 2 to Get All of Rock Band 1's Disc Tracks

Harmonix has been making a lot of good moves with Rock Band lately, particularly when they announced that all of the DLC you’ve purchased for the original Rock Band will carry over to Rock Band 2. Even more good news has come to our attention this week, when an interview revealed that all of the tracks on the original Rock Band disc will be released as free downloadable content for Rock Band 2.

We don’t have any further details, like if you’ll somehow need to own the original RB to get all of its music for free. This will definitely make it easier to justify buying Rock Band 2, but where the hell am I supposed to put all of these instruments? Honestly, I know that my old instruments will still work, but I don’t think I’d be alone in feeling like I’m missing out by playing on old instruments.

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5 Comments on Rock Band 2 to Get All of Rock Band 1's Disc Tracks


On July 10, 2008 at 9:23 pm

I cant remember where i saw it now, but it was an official statement from harmonix .. you WILL be able to use old instruments in RB 2. YAY!

Which is good for poor people with small apartments, like myself :razz: I’m not buying the full package, i’ll just be getting the disc and that’s it.

They said that the new instruments are going to be improved versions of the current ones, that’s all i heard, they havent given any details on the new instruments, to my knowledge.


On July 10, 2008 at 9:31 pm

of course i find it after i post .. one of the RB2 devs from harmonix .. his blog .. all sorts of info in there


On July 10, 2008 at 9:41 pm

I think you misread — I wrote that I know you can use the old instruments, but I’m going to feel like I’m missing out if I don’t get the new instruments.


On July 11, 2008 at 3:32 am

Seen the new drums? Look horrid IMO
Still this will make it sell even more than GH4 … But how the hell its still guitar hero I don’t know …


On July 11, 2008 at 12:17 pm

Lamesauce drums? Latest Game Informer tells me otherwise:

The new Harmonix drum kit is basically the same look. The upgrades are pretty much what the community has already been doing anyway (sound dampening, metal reinforced pedal, etc). One would assume at this point the new controller will perform far better and more durable, despite the traditional look.

Now, the ION kit just looks wicked awesome. I’m just afraid they’ll charge an arm and a leg for it. I’m sure as hell am not paying $300 for what is essentially still a drum controller for a game. Thus my comment of “awesome” does not extend beyond that of a game controller. Still far from the real deal.

It also looks like DT’s Panic Attack is a confirmed RB2 rack. Get ready for the blisters…