Harmonix and MTV Games today began shipping the Rock Band Special Edition Bundle to retail stores across America for the for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The Rock Band Special Edition Bundle includes a copy of the game, a Fender Stratocaster guitar controller, an electronic drum kit, real drum sticks and a microphone.
The Xbox 360 bundle also comes with a USB hub for easy plug-in access for all instruments. Standalone Rock Band software is also available, which supports a variety of third-party instrument peripherals and enables owners to share peripherals with those who own the Special Edition bundle.
Rock Band is an all-new platform for music fans and gamers to interact with music like never before. The game challenges players to put together a band and tour for fame and fortune — all while learning to master lead/bass guitar, drums and vocals. Featuring the most master recordings of any music game, Rock Band includes 58 tracks and spans every genre of rock, from alternative and classic rock to heavy metal and punk.
With multiple instruments and a selection of online and offline game modes, plus the ability to play as a band or individually, Rock Band offers an infinite number of ways to play each song and live out your ultimate rock and roll fantasies.
In addition to the 58 songs available on the game disc, Harmonix and MTV Games are offering a variety of new downloadable content starting today to satiate the desire for constantly refreshed Rock Band content. The download calendar includes multi-song packs, full albums and individual tracks from some of rock and roll’s biggest artists.