Official Discussion Thread: DLC Week of 12/31 - Rush's 2112!

edited May 2012 in Rock Band
hmxhenry;4578729 said:
Hey gang,

Harmonix today announced that Rush’s ambitious seven-part suite “2112” will come to the Rock Band™ Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™.

In 1976, legendary Canadian rock trio Rush released their groundbreaking fourth studio album, 2112. With its opening track – a 20-minute, seven-part suite known as “2112” – Rush painted a picture of a sci-fi world in the midst of a revolution, controlled by technology. An alternate take of this epic suite, largely considered one of the most important pieces in progressive rock, comes to Rock Band just in time for the New Year.

“2112” will be offered as three separate playable packages: one combines “Overture” and “The Temple of Syrinx”; the second features “Discovery” and “Presentation”; and the final track brings “Oracle: The Dream,” “Soliloquy,” and “Grand Finale.”

Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 players have the option to purchase the single Rush “2112” pack, which features all three of the above tracks, as well as one, 20-minute marathon medley of all seven parts of the suite, exclusively available in this special pack. Additionally, as a bonus, players will receive Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades for all three packages, as well as a Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrade for the medley for free!

Available on Xbox 360 (December 31, 2011), and PlayStation and Wii (January 3rd, 2012)

• Rush – “2112: Overture, The Temple of Syrinx” X
• Rush – “2112: Discovery, Presentation” X
• Rush – “2112: Oracle: The Dream, Soliloquy, Grand Finale” X


(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system January 18th)

The tracks will be available as “Rush ‘2112’”with all tracks available for purchase individually on Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii™. Tracks marked with “X” will offer Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.

Price:

$5.49 USD, £2.49 UK, €3.99 EU (440 Microsoft Points, 550 Wii Points™) for the “Rush ‘2112’” pack
$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points, 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


Rock Band provides the deepest and best selection of artists, songs and albums through the Rock Band music platform, which features more than 900 artists and more than 3,000* tracks via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/songs). Rock Band’s gigantic music library dwarfs that of any other rhythm video game on the market. More than 100 million songs have been sold through the Rock Band Music Store since its launch on Nov. 20, 2007.

** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **

To discuss this DLC please visit the official discussion thread in the Rock Band forum.

For all DLC song credits, including album and genre info as well as difficulty ratings, you can check out the Songs page.

And for awesome background information on this content, including recording details, album of origin, and release details you can head on over to the Rock Band 'Zine for brand new articles!
hmxhenry;4578730 said:
As announced last week, Rock Band Network releases are on hiatus for the holidays. However, community authors are still moving content through the pipeline, and we'll release all approved content on Thursday, January 5 of the new year.

Be sure to pay EXTRA close attention to the release info (dates, pricing, bundling options, etc) since the holiday / first party release specifications make this week a bit more varied than usual. Discuss!

Comments

  • SheSaidSheSaidSheSaidSheSaid Washed Up
    edited December 2011
    "Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 players have the option to purchase the single Rush “2112” pack, which features all three of the above tracks, as well as one, 20-minute marathon medley of all seven parts of the suite, exclusively available in this special pack. "

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    And it's ALL PRO?!? With Pro upgrades INCLUDED IN THE PACK?!?!? For FIVE FORTY-NINE?!?!?!?!? Ye gods, this announcement may have exceeded my expectations!

    Seriously, though, how the hell are you people making a dime putting it out there that cheap?




    And how punctual, Henry :p
  • PankrazzoPankrazzo Road Warrior
    edited December 2011
  • SeymourDuncan17SeymourDuncan17 Road Warrior
    edited December 2011
    Not only do I get the option of playing the single version, but the 20 minute version?

    HMX, you're geniuses and masters of your art. Thank you.
  • drhansdrhans Unsigned
    edited December 2011
    Not a huge Rush fan but this is super rad. Nice job, guys.
  • dinomandinoman Rising Star
    edited December 2011
    Thanks Henry, you're the best!

    Now, i have a question though... this means that there will be no dlc on january 3rd.. right?

    EDIT: i meant for the x-box
  • ClaptonsWigClaptonsWig I Can't Dance
    edited December 2011
  • Lowlander2Lowlander2 FaIling Star
    edited December 2011
    >Medley included in pack
    >Free Pro Upgrades


    GODS
  • XtremeNightsXtremeNights Opening Act
    edited December 2011
    440 points for the whole thing?! What a deal! With all PRO upgrades included? HMX, you guys just made my first day of the new year an awesome one, thank you! It's time to jam out to the full 2112 song!
  • dog037dog037 This Many Days Since Last Ban:
    edited December 2011
    Only $5.49 and free pro guitar? I love it.
  • karaokefreakkaraokefreak Road Warrior
    edited December 2011
    Although I think that 2112 is a bit overrated, I think this is awesome news - cool stuff for the new year!
  • kitlerckitlerc Road Warrior
    edited December 2011
    No wonder this took so long. You guys had to Pro chart the whole thing.

    Still not sure if I'm gonna get it. I might just so I can troll people with a 20 minute song.
  • SeymourDuncan17SeymourDuncan17 Road Warrior
    edited December 2011
    Take THAT WoR.
  • jibjqrkljibjqrkl Eventually Perceptive
    edited December 2011
    It's so beautiful, im about to cry :o

    and finally something for the pro-players to pick online without having to worry if the other players have the pro :D
  • TheStuddzTheStuddz Lil Rascal
    edited December 2011
  • agentnncagentnnc Road Warrior
    edited December 2011
    I'm a little bummed out that there's no full option for buying the pack. I'll be buying temples and consider the rest.
  • EpidehlEpidehl Opening Act
    edited December 2011
    Man, this is one of those times I hate being on PS3. Oh well, this is an amazing release for so many reasons I can't complain!
  • Lowlander2Lowlander2 FaIling Star
    edited December 2011
    Question: Master versions of Overture/Syrinx or whichever versions WOR had?
  • Tykki-TemeTykki-Teme Road Warrior
    edited December 2011
    Thank goodness, we get the full song! With a free pro upgrade!

    Was hoping we'd get just the full medley, but I can just hide the short combos and pretend I only have the full song :) Awesome!
  • edited December 2011
    dinoman;4579736 said:
    Thanks Henry, you're the best!

    Now, i have a question though... this means that there will be no dlc on january 3rd.. right?

    EDIT: i meant for the x-box

    As far as I know that's correct. This is an early release of the HMX DLC for the 3rd, as it were.
  • edited December 2011
    dinoman;4579736 said:
    Thanks Henry, you're the best!

    Now, i have a question though... this means that there will be no dlc on january 3rd.. right?

    EDIT: i meant for the x-box
    Correct, this will replace the regularly scheduled 1/3 DLC release and the next core update will be on 1/10 (though RBN content may begin releasing sooner).
  • agentnncagentnnc Road Warrior
    edited December 2011
    kitlerc;4579743 said:
    No wonder this took so long. You guys had to Pro chart the whole thing.

    Still not sure if I'm gonna get it. I might just so I can troll people with a 20 minute song.
    Up can't pick it in full
  • kitlerckitlerc Road Warrior
    edited December 2011
    agentnnc;4579748 said:
    I'm a little bummed out that there's no full option for buying the pack. I'll be buying temples and consider the rest.
    There is a pack option, it comes with the whole thing in one big medley.
  • dinomandinoman Rising Star
    edited December 2011
    Thanks for a quick answer Lex :)

    EDIT: And Henry :)
  • dog037dog037 This Many Days Since Last Ban:
    edited December 2011
    Lowlander2;4579750 said:
    Question: Master versions of Overture/Syrinx or whichever versions WOR had?

    It says, "An alternate take of this epic suite, largely considered one of the most important pieces in progressive rock, comes to Rock Band just in time for the New Year." So I think it's the same as WOR.
  • jay22030jay22030 Opening Act
    edited December 2011
    Nice! I guess it pays to be an XBOX 360 owner!
  • SplyncSplync Opening Act
    edited December 2011
    agentnnc;4579748 said:
    I'm a little bummed out that there's no full option for buying the pack. I'll be buying temples and consider the rest.

    There is a full pack option and it includes the full 20 minute song...
  • Lowlander2Lowlander2 FaIling Star
    edited December 2011
    dog037;4579759 said:
    It says, "An alternate take of this epic suite, largely considered one of the most important pieces in progressive rock, comes to Rock Band just in time for the New Year." So I think it's the same as WOR.

    AHHH Oh well
  • jibjqrkljibjqrkl Eventually Perceptive
    edited December 2011
    is anyone (besides wii-owners, you poor guys) actually not going to buy the whole pack???
    that would be the dumbest thing ever
  • ZigZag2005ZigZag2005 Road Warrior
    edited December 2011
    Simply put?

    BEST DLC EVER!
    An alternate take of this epic suite
    Would this be similar to the 'Vault' editions we received previously?
  • ZigZag2005ZigZag2005 Road Warrior
    edited December 2011
    I've never heard the WoR version.

    Details anyone?
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