From the 19th of May there will be some new downloadable content available in the Rock Band 3 Music Store. Considering there are more than 2,700 tracks featuring over 900 artists you’d be forgiven for wondering who the heck was left to be added to Rock Band’s already bursting at the seams library.
Well, it’s good news for heavy metal fans as Pantera ready their work to become digitized, or at least four of their tracks. The Pantera pack 01 will feature four tracks from the 2010 compilation album: Pantera 1990-2000: A Decade of Dominance. The Tracks included in this pack are “Mouth for war” and “Walk” from the 1992 album Vulgar Display of Power, and “Five minutes alone”and “I’m Broken” from the 1994 album Far Beyond Driven. Knowing Harmonix, I think it’s safe to say that more Pantera will become available if this pack is popular.
Also included in the pack will be the legendary “talking guitar” track from Peter Frampton that confirmed his place in rock history, “Do you feel like we do (Live)” from the 1976 album Frampton comes alive! I’m actually surprised that it’s taken this long to get Frampton’s hit in Rockband, it seems like a perfect fit for the colossal “rhythm ’em up” franchise.
These tracks will be available from the Music store on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii and as usual they will feature five-button Guitar and Bass parts, Drum and Pro Drums, Keys and Pro Keys and harmonies where applicable. Some songs will also have the option to upgrade for Pro Guitar and Bass for an additional fee.
Official pricing etc:
Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation®3 system (May 19):
- Pantera – “5 Minutes Alone” X
- Pantera – “I’m Broken”
- Pantera – “Mouth for War”
- Pantera – “Walk” X
- Peter Frampton – “Do You Feel Like We Do (Live)”
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system May 18)
These tracks will be available for purchase as “Pantera Pack 01” and as individual tracks on Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii. Tracks marked with “X” will include Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.
$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points) per song
$2.00USD (200 Wii Points™) per song
$0.99 USD (100 Wii Points/80 Microsoft Points), £0.59 UK, €0.79 EU per song for eligible Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade
$6.99, £3.49 UK, €5.29 EU (560 Microsoft Points, 700 Wii Points) for Pantera Pack 01
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **
*Available on-disc, via download and disc export. Internet connection and export key purchase required. Wii™ Shop Channel has more than 1,500 song tracks available for purchase on the Rock Band platform on-disc, via song import, and download. Not applicable to Nintendo DS™.
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Rock Band 3 is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system, Wii and Nintendo DS. Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii versions support downloadable content.