Rock Band Wii Store goes Live!

And holy freaking crap that’s a big-ass list of songs available on the service, too! Beyond just being able to drop your tracks on the Wii’s internal storage (the press release says ‘hard drive’, but come on, all us Nerds know it’s FLASH memory, not a hard drive!) you can also save them out to SD cards and access them straight from the game with no need to manually exit and copy files. Why in this day and age that sounds like an impressive feat, I have no freaking clue.

The full press release is available below, enjoy checking out that succulent list of songs that 360 and PS3 owners have been enjoying for months!
Rock Band® Music Store Now Available for  Wii™

Initial Music Launch Gives Rock Band Wii Players Accessto 50 Downloadable
Tracks; Additional Tracks to be Released Weekly Until EntireBack Catalog of
More Than 500 Songs is Available

Cambridge, Mass. – January 13, 2009 – Harmonix, the world’s
premiermusic video game development company, and MTV Games, a part
ofViacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today announced the online
RockBand® Music Store is now live for the Wii™home videogame console
from Nintendo.

Starting today there are 50 Rock Band Wii tracks available for download in
the Rock Band Music Store, including the 20 free Rock Band 2 DLC tracks and
30 additional songs for purchase already released asdownloadable content
for other console versions.  Each purchasable track will be available for
200 Wii Points.

The 30 downloadable tracks for purchaseinclude:

ARTIST

TITLE

30 Seconds to Mars

The Kill

All-American Rejects

Move Along

Avenged Sevenfold

Afterlife

Black Tide

Shockwave

Blink-182

All the Small Things

Blondie

Call Me

Boston

More Than a Feeling

Boston

Rock & Roll Band

Disturbed

Inside the Fire

Fall Out Boy

This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race

Jimmy Buffett

Cheeseburger in Paradise

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Simple Man

Metallica

And Justice For All

Motley Crue

Saints of Los Angeles

Muse

Hysteria

Nine Inch Nails

The Perfect Drug

Oasis

Wonderwall

Papa Roach

Time is Running Out

Paramore

Crushcrushcrush

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Snow (( Hey Oh ))

Rush

Working Man (vault edition)

Serj Tankian

Beethoven’s C***

Smashing Pumpkins

Zero

Stone Temple Pilots

Interstate Love Song

Stone Temple Pilots

Sex Type Thing

The Offspring

Hammerhead

The Police

Message in a Bottle

The Who

Baba O’Riley

Weezer

Buddy Holly

Weezer

El Scorcho

The 20 free Rock Band 2 tracksinclude:

ARTIST

TITLE

The 88

Sons & Daughters

Authority Zero

No Regrets

Between the Buried & Me

Prequel to the Sequel

Cab, The

Bounce

Chevelles The,

Get It On

The Cocktail Slippers

Give it to Me

Dealership

Database Corrupted

Endeverafter

I Wanna Be Your Man

Ghost Hounds

Ashes to Fire

Hollywood Undead

Young

Kutless

The Feeling

The Len Price 3

If I Ain’t Got You

Lesley Roy

I’m Gone I’m Going

Opiate for the Masses

Burn You Down

Semi-Precious Weapons

Magnetic Baby

Shaimus

Like a Fool

thenewno2

Crazy Tuesday

Tickle Me Pink

The Time is Wrong

Underoath

Desperate Times, Desperate Measures

X Japan

I.V.

Wii fanscan expect a rollout of the previously released downloadable
content every weekuntil the entire back catalogue of more than 500 songs is
available.  In addition, the regularly scheduled futureDLC releases for
other consoles will also be available for Rock Band 2 Wiiowners starting in
February. Weekly RockBand downloadable content releases are already
available for the Xbox360® video game and entertainment system from
Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3computer entertainment system.

Rock Band downloadable content is playable and integrated intosetlists in
all game modes.  In order toplay downloadable content for head-to-head
matches or multiplayer online, allplayers must own the same downloadable
track.

Rock Band downloadable content for Wii isavailable for purchase through
the in-game Rock Band MusicStore using Wii Points that must be purchased
outside the game through theWii™ Shop Channel.  In addition to thestorage
space on the Wii hard drive, players can use an SD card to storeadditional
tracks which then will stream directly to the game for seamlessplay.  As
previously announced, SanDiskwill release an official 2GB Rock Band 2 SD
card that will allowplayers to store more than 75 downloadable tracks. The
official 2GB SanDisk RockBand 2 SD card will be available this Spring. For
more informationplease visit: [http://www.sandisk.com/] www.sandisk.com.

There are more than 500 tracks available to date via disc and download
purchase (complete list of tracks at [http://www.rockband.com/music]
www.rockband.com/music). Rock Band continues to satisfy music fans’ and
gamers’ voracious appetite for rock with more than 30 million paid
downloads since its launch on November 20, 2007.  The Rock Band Music Store
allows players to preview and purchase downloadable individual music tracks
and packs from the vast selection of offerings available to date without
ever leaving the game as they build their own custom Rock Band library.

For more information on Rock Band2 and Harmonix Music Systems please visit
[http://www.rockband.com/] www.rockband.com.

About MTV Games

MTV Games is dedicated to creating, marketing and publishinghigh-quality,
innovative interactive products that are relevant to the MTVaudience and
complement the core values of the MTV Networks brands.

About MTV Networks

MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one ofthe
world’s leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that
engageand connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile,
games, virtualworlds and consumer products.  The company’s portfolio
spans more than 150television channels and 350 digital media properties
worldwide, and includesMTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at
Nite, Noggin, The N,AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, TV
Land, Atom, Gametrailersand Xfire.

About Harmonix Music Systems, Inc

Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based inCambridge, MA, and established in
1995, is the leading developer ofgroundbreaking music-oriented videogames.
Harmonix was founded by AlexRigopulos and Eran Egozy, who formed the
company to invent new ways fornon-musicians to experience the unique joy
that comes from making music andhave pioneered music and rhythm gaming in
the US. For more information pleasevisit:
[file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/agathokm/Local%20Settings/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/OLK129/www.harmon
] www.harmonixmusic.com.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in RedwoodCity, California, is
the world’s leading interactive entertainment softwarecompany. Founded in
1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributesinteractive software
worldwide for video game systems, personal computers,cellular handsets and
the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products underfour brand names:
EA SPORTS^TM, EA^TM, EA SPORTS Freestyle^TMand POGO^TM. In fiscal 2008, EA
posted GAAP net revenue of $3.67billion and had 27 titles that sold more
than one million copies. EA’s homepage and online game site is
[
www.ea.com. More information about EA’s products and full text of press
releases can befound on the Internet at [
http://info.ea.com/]
http://info.ea.com.

© 2008 Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. AllRights Reserved. Harmonix, Rock
Band, Rock Band 2 and all related titles andlogos are trademarks of
Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., an MTV Networks company.Rock Band and Rock
Band 2 developed by Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. MTV: MusicTelevision, MTV
Games and all related titles and logos are trademarks of MTVNetworks, a
division of Viacom International Inc All other marks are theproperty of
their respective owners.  EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS Freestyleand POGO are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in theU.S.
and/or other countries. Microsoft, Xbox and Xbox 360 aretrademarks of the
Microsoft group of companies. “PlayStation” and “PLAYSTATION”are
registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Wii is atrademark
of Nintendo. All other trademarks are the property of theirrespective
owners.

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