Rock Band 2 Ships Out, Launch Party Begins Sunday

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Harmonix, MTV Games, and EA are pleased to announce that trucks filled with boxes and boxes of Rock Band 2 copies have begun their trek to supply retailers across North America for the game’s Xbox 360 exclusive debut this Sunday, September 14th. Sunday’s Xbox 360 launch will be for the standalone version of Rock Band 2 only, with standalone drum kits and guitars due out later in the week for $90 and $70 respectively and the special edition bundle coming out later in the fall. So basically this early launch window is meant to appease the existing Rock Band community. Full effort to get the game into the hands of new players will kick into gear closer to the holiday season when the bundles and other platform versions are released.

“Rock Band 2 and Harmonix are raising the bar in the music game category again with an incredible music setlist, innovative online features, and new authentic instruments. With over 300 songs available on disc and via weekly downloads, no other music game can compete with the Rock Band 2 music catalog,” stated Bob Picunko, Vice President of Electronic Games and Interactive Products, MTV. “Mark your calendar, call your band mates, and get set for the best Rock Band party ever on Sunday, September 14th.”

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