Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game development company, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), along with distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq: ERTS), announced that Rock Band Unplugged(TM) for the PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system ships to stores in North America and Europe today! Developed by Harmonix in partnership with Backbone Entertainment, a Foundation 9 Entertainment studio, Rock Band Unplugged creates a full band experience in the palm of players’ hands by combining traditional beatmatch gameplay with key elements from both Rock Band(TM) and Rock Band(TM)2. The hands are the “peripherals” in Rock Band Unplugged allowing players to take direct control of the lead/bass guitars, drums and vocals. In addition, players can capture a deep and interactive Rock Band experience by taking their band on the road in World Tour mode, practicing their chops in the Band Warmup Mode, or by taking on the most extreme musical challenge imaginable in Band Survival mode.
Rock Band Unplugged features 41 master recordings including nine songs new to the Rock Band music catalog that are exclusive to the PSP system for a limited time! Plus, Rock Band Unplugged features the first in-game store for downloadable content on the PSP system leveraging the PSP system’s wireless capabilities and powered by PlayStation(R)Network.
Rock Band Unplugged Pricing Information:
-- Rock Band Unplugged software (North America) MSRP $39.99
-- Rock Band Unplugged software (Continental Europe) MSRP euro 39.99
-- Rock Band Unplugged software (United Kingdom) MSRP pounds Sterling
-- Limited Edition Rock Band PSP Entertainment Pack (North America) MSRP
The limited edition Rock Band PSP Entertainment Pack from Sony Computer Entertainment America includes the game, a “Piano Black” PSP system, a 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo(TM), and, in the United States only, a voucher to download Paramount Pictures’ School of Rock from PlayStation(R)Store. The Rock Band PSP Entertainment Pack will be available in North America only.
Rock Band Unplugged is rated “T” for Teen with descriptors of Lyrics and Suggestive Themes by the ESRB. Rock Band Unplugged is rated PEGI 12+. Please visit www.pegi.info for rating information.
For more information on Rock Band Unplugged and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com/unplugged and www.harmonixmusic.com.