Rock Band Goes Gold
EA, Harmonix and MTV Games have announced that Rock Band has gone gold, is in final production and manufacturing, and set for launch. The Rock Band Special Edition Bundle will be available in North America for the Ps3 and Xbox 360 on November 20th for the suggested retail price of $169.99. In addition Rock Band for PS2 will be in stores on December 18th for the suggested retail price of $159.99.
“Rock Band is a true symbol of Harmonix’s vision, dedication and passion for music and after two years of development, we are thrilled that Rock Band is finally ready to get in the hands of rock fans everywhere,” said Alex Rigopolous, CEO of Harmonix. “We have a small army filling our warehouses with final product, ready for our November 20th ship date so players can fulfill their rock and roll aspirations. Now, our focus is putting together an amazing selection of downloadable music content for players so players can continue to further customize their Rock Band experience post launch.”
Details on the Rock Band Special Edition Bundle:
- The Xbox 360 version of the Rock Band Special Edition Bundle will feature a wired drum kit, microphone and Fender Stratocaster guitar controller as well as a USB hub for easy plug-in access for all instruments.
- The PS3 version of the Rock Band Special Edition Bundle will feature a wired drum kit and microphone, as well as a wireless Fender Stratocaster guitar controller, which will be interoperable between the PS2 and PS3..
- The Rock Band Special Edition Bundle for the PS2 will feature a wired drum kit, wired microphone, wireless Fender Stratocaster guitar controller and a USB hub.
Suggested retail pricing for standalone Rock Band software for PS3 and Xbox 360 versions will be $59.99. Standalone instrument peripherals for Rock Band, including a wireless guitar option for the Xbox 360, will be available at a later date to be announced. The standalone Rock Band software will support a variety of 3rd-party instrument peripherals as well as enable owners to share peripherals with those who own the Special Edition bundle.
Rock Band will ship in Europe in the first quarter of 2008 for the PS2, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Via: Press Release