A bit of a surprise today, well, actually a couple surprises.
Please note: The content releasing this Friday, Feb. 11 will take the place of content that would have released Tuesday, Feb. 15.
Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation®3 system (Feb. 11):
• Animotion – “Obsession”
• B.o.B. (featuring Hayley Williams) – “Airplanes”
• Bonnie Tyler – “Total Eclipse of the Heart
• The Human League – “Don’t You Want Me”
• Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”
• Meat Loaf – “Paradise by the Dashboard Light”
• Stevie Nicks – “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” X
(All tracks are original master recordings)
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system Feb. 11)
These tracks will be available for purchase as individual tracks and as “February Heartache Duets’ Pack” 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
$2.00 USD (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
$10.99, £5.99 UK, €8.99 EU (880 Microsoft Points, 1100 Wii Points) for February Heartache Duets’ Pack
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **
A surprise on multiple accounts because we're getting this DLC on Friday and don't have to wait until Tuesday. In addition, these are AWESOME songs.
The other surprise announcement today was with regards to Guitar Hero. They are done. Activision will no longer be producing anymore Guitar Hero games and via a Twitter "tweet", after the announced February DLC is released they will no longer release anymore DLC. So it looks like in the RB/GH battle, Harmonix and Rock Band have won.
Now a little scary thing is that we can't really tell how this will impact Harmonix and what they will do in the future. Will they continue to produce games and DLC? Will they too pack it in and stop producing games and DLC? (After the recent layoffs, you have to wonder if that is indeed their future) Or will they just cease making disc-based products and just release DLC tracks only? No matter what, it will be interesting to see.