Bring AC/DC Home With 'AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack'
Beginning in November, video gamers around the world will get to experience what it's like to rock like AC/DC, the world's most electrifying rock & roll band, with the Rock Band exclusive release of AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack. Created by Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, and MTV Games, AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack marks the first time ever the band has offered an entire album for video game play.
AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will feature the master recordings from the best of the band's live performances specially remixed for Rock Band by Mike Fraser, who mixed the bandâ€™s forthcoming album, Black Ice, at the Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, BC. Players will be able rock-out to 18 of AC/DCâ€™s biggest hits, allowing for more than 99 minutes of game play for each instrument. Included are:
"Shoot to Thrill"
"Back in Black"
"Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be"
"Fire Your Guns"
"Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
"Whole Lotta Rosie"
"You Shook Me All Night Long"
"Let There Be Rock"
"Highway To Hell"
"For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)"
Full of the band's classic songs, the game will be available exclusively in the U.S. at Walmart and Sam's Club this November, and in retailers throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand beginning in early December. All tracks from the AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will also be available for play in Rock Band, Rock Band 2 and other compatible music game peripherals.
"When MTV first launched in 1981, we promised that people would 'never look at music the same way again' and, with Rock Band, we continue to fulfill this commitment," stated Paul DeGooyer, MTV's Senior Vice President of Electronic Games & Music. "We're excited to be part of AC/DC's and Columbia's global plan for the release of their new album, DVD and now, videogame. Being the first to present these revered songs in interactive form, exclusively on the Rock Band platform is a true honor. For those about to rock with the AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack, we salute you!"
"AC/DC fans can now experience performing live, on stage with the band," said Columbia Records co-Chairman Steve Barnett. "An unforgettable concert is now an ultimate at-home entertainment experience with the AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack."
The AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will be available exclusively at Walmart Stores and Sam's Club in the U.S. on November 2nd on XBox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2 and on November 16th for Wii. Pricing for AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii is $39.88 and $29.88 for the PlayStation 2. The AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will also be available in Europe, Australia and New Zealand in early December on XBox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and Wii. In the UK, AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will be Â£29.99 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii and Â£19.99 for the PlayStation 2. In the rest of EU, the AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will be â‚¬39.99 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii and â‚¬29.99 for the PlayStation 2. In Australia, AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will be $49.99 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation, Wii and PlayStation 2.