Published on July 9th, 2008 | by Daniel David
Rock Band 2 Features List
Rock Band 2 is set to blow your socks off when it releases first for the Xbox 360 this September. Harmonix has released a fact sheet revealing everything about Rock Band 2.
This is a long list but it is all good news. New quieter drums, wireless instruments, backwards compatible songs its all in there.
Start A Band, Rock The World!
Developed by Harmonix, the worldâ€™s premier music videogame company, and published by MTV Games, Rock Bandâ„¢ 2 is the next evolution of the groundbreaking music platform that forever changed the face of music videogames. Rock Band 2 builds upon the original, challenging players to put together a band and tour for fame and fortune while learning to master lead/bass guitar, drums and vocals, and raises the bar to include an entirely new level of depth, connectivity, authenticity and exhilarating features.
Rock Band 2 will feature more than 80 tracks on disc â€“ but it doesnâ€™t stop there. Players will have access to all DLC tracks, packs and albums released to date as well as future DLC releases; thatâ€™s more than 200 song choices and counting. The music inRock Band 2 features all master recordings and spans all genres of rock from punk, metal and alternative to classic and southern rock.
Rock Band 2 will be released on Xbox 360â„¢ videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft this September and will have an exclusive launch window in North America. Rock Band 2 will be available for the PLAYSTATIONÂ® 3 and PlayStationÂ® 2 computer entertainment systems and Nintendo Wiiâ„¢ system later this year.
Rock the World!
Rock Band 2 offers new and dynamic online modes that will connect the entire Rock Band community in more ways than ever before, both locally and globally.
Rock in Style!
Rock Band 2 introduces a new variety of instrument choices all with new and improved drum and guitar peripherals, enhanced functionality and innovative new designs. All Rock Band 2 instruments are fully compatible with the original Rock Band. Conversely, all Rock Band peripherals will be fully compatible with Rock Band 2.
Unrivaled Song Library!
Rock Band 2 features the biggest and most diverse soundtrack ever featuring some of rockâ€™s most prolific acts, comprised entirely of master recordings.
Complete the Look!
Rock Band 2 delivers new clothing, accessories, tattoos, hairstyles, instruments and more to keep your unique rock avatar playing the full rock part.
Battle it Out!
Go head to head competing against other bands with Battle of the Bands contests that will be generated by Harmonix on a regular basis.
Stay on Top!
Stay the undisputed leader board champion with real time alerts updating you when another rocker or band has surpassed your score!
Take on Tour Challenges!
Play through mini-campaigns focused on a specific instrument, your favorite artist, your preferred genre, or a particular album.
Customizable Set Lists!
Create your own set lists in Quickplay mode to keep the music rolling and your band rocking!
Rock â€˜nâ€™ Roll Never Dies!
Rock Band 2 offers backwards compatibility with Rock Band downloadable content- all previously purchased tracks will immediately load into your Rock Band 2 play list!
Now easier than ever to get in and jam without hassle.
– New prefab characters
– Your customized characters can now play on any instrument
– Make your own set lists
– Organize song lists by a variety of categories (alphabetical, genre, era, etc.)
Solo Tour and Band World Tour join forces to create the ultimate band touring experience!
– World Tour is now online
– No more band leaders! If you need to fire your guitarist but keep the band going, fire away!
– Switch up instruments throughout world tour
– All new collection of opportunity gigs, challenges, cities, venues, and hirable staff
Take your band on tour in a whole new way with specific music challenges.
– Focused mini-campaigns featuring the best songs by instrument, decade, genre or artist
– Automatically generated DLC challenges
– Album specific challenges
Battle of the Bands
Put your band to the ultimate test by competing against other bands, both on your friends list and around the world!
– Dynamic content with regular new contests designed by Harmonix
– Matches up your score against overall competition and friendsâ€™ bands – with REAL TIME feedback
– Get updates on new battles from your Band Profile, as well as notifications when your score has been topped!
A true teaching tool that gives players a step-by-step lesson through the basic beat and fill vocabulary any real world drummer would know.
Major record labels and leading music publishers have signed on to provide unrivaled access to master recordings and legendary rock artists with hits from the 60â€™s, 70â€™s, 80â€™s, 90â€™s and 2000â€™s. The Rock Band 2 disc will feature more than 80 rock hitsâ€”all master recordings! Plus, Rock Band 2 owners will have access to the growing Rock Band DLC catalog of more than 200 tracks. Below are just some of the amazing tracks and artists you will get on disc with Rock Band 2.
Dream Theater â€œPanic Attack â€œ
System of a Down â€œChop Sueyâ€
Foo Fighters â€œEverlongâ€
The Muffs â€œKids in Americaâ€
Red Hot Chili Peppers â€œGive it Awayâ€
MotÃ¶rhead â€œAce of Spadesâ€
Cheap Trick â€œHello Thereâ€
Elvis Costello â€œPump it Upâ€
Journey â€œAnyway You Want Itâ€
The Who â€œPinball Wizardâ€
â€¢ Developed by Harmonix â€“ the worldâ€™s premier music videogame companyâ€“ and published by MTV Games.
â€¢ Distributed and Co-Marketed by Electronic Arts, the worldâ€™s leading interactive entertainment software company.
â€¢ Master Recordings provided by EMI Music, Hollywood Records, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal Music Groupâ€™s Universal Music Enterprises and Warner Music Groupâ€™s Rhino Entertainment.
â€¢ Rocked out even harder by YOU and millions of drummers, guitarists and vocalists around the world. Groupies not included!
Publisher: MTV Games Developer: Harmonix Distributor: Electronic Arts
Category: Music/Rhythm Game
Ship Date: September 2008 (Xbox 360) 2008 (PS3, PS2 and Wii)