Wii Rock Band 2: Response

edited December 2008 in Announcements
Hi Everyone:



We just announced on Friday that we'll officially be shipping out the

Wii™ version of Rock Band 2 on December 18th. This is just 2 months after

our September 14th launch on Xbox 360, and we're really pleased with the

game we were able to put together.



As most of you know, we're avid readers of our forums, and we place a

lot of stock into what our fans think. We've seen that many users in the

Wii community have been unhappy with the period of time between Rock

Band's release on other platforms and on Wii. We want to apologize

for the delay in getting RB2 onto the Wii and to reaffirm that we

believe that Wii is an amazing and unique fit for Rock Band 2, and one

that we care deeply about getting right.



The extra time we've spent on RB2 Wii has resulted in the definitive

full band experience on that platform. In addition to a fully functional

online world tour, updatable battle of the bands, robust character

creation, and a DLC catalog that will be growing exponentially after

launch, we've maintained the highest standard in 4-player collaborative

game play, allowing you to rock to over 100 amazing songs just by

purchasing Rock Band 2. Also, we can confirm that this game is

compatible with other existing instrument controllers available for

Wii for both guitar and drums. Even if you've picked up another full

band game, you can grab Rock Band 2 in its standalone software format,

buying individual instruments and the disc itself to customize your

band. We believe we’ve created an extraordinary game with the help

of Nintendo, and we think that you'll all be very pleased when you get

your hands on it.



This game could not have been completed without the tireless efforts of

our partners at Pi Studios in Houston, who literally worked through a

hurricane to bring this game in before the holidays. It was a sight to

behold, and anyone waiting for Rock Band 2 for Wii (or PS2 for that

matter) owes them a big thanks. Their efforts, combined with our

internal Rock Band team and Nintendo, are what made the game the best

Wii game available in full band gameplay this holiday. Going forward, it

is our ambition to release future games on Wii simultaneously with

releases on the other platforms.



We're going to continue to watch these forums to see how you're enjoying

the game and how we can best support you moving forward. With the launch

of our DLC catalog (which will work seamlessly with an SD card) and

ongoing online support (with new battles posted consistently), Rock Band

2 brings the living breathing world of rock to Wii in full effect.

We know you will enjoy it.



Yours,

Harmonix

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