Rock Band 2 Ships

That’s right, you heard it. Rock Band 2 has now been shipped. So you should all expect it on September 14th, so grab your friends, grab some cookies or something like that like, and bang on the old drums. From the press release:

The award-winning Rock Band 2 standalone software will
make its debut on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from
Microsoft on Sunday, September 14, 2008 with an exclusive launch window in
North America.  Rock Band 2 standalone
wireless drums and guitars will also arrive at retail later in the week. In
addition, look for the epic Rock Band 2 TV commercial featuring AC/DC’s
rock anthem “Let There Be Rock” that premiered during the 2008 MTV Video Music
Awards at

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.”
Rock Band 2 is set to revolutionize music gaming with the
ability to export most of the songs from the original Rock Band disc,
Online World Tour, daily Battle-Of-The Band Tournaments, Auto-Calibration to
eliminate TV lag, wireless drums, quieter, velocity sensitive drum heads, support
for up to three cymbals (sold separately), advanced voice detection technology,
No Fail Mode, and a real Drum Trainer.  Rock
Band 2
’s massive list of innovations also includes the ability to
export your in-game band avatar to the internet and order custom Rock
merchandise including apparel and figures.
Shipping and pricing information:
Week of September 14, 2008
  • Rock Band 2 Standalone Software (Xbox 360) $59.99 MSRP
  • Rock Band 2 Standalone Wireless
    (Xbox 360) $89.99 MSRP
  • Rock Band 2 Standalone Wireless
    (Xbox 360) $69.99 MSRP


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