• Announcing More Launch Day DLC for Dance Central Spotlight!

    We're excited to announce more songs available for Dance Central Spotlight at launch on September 2nd. Read on for the full list!

    Harmonix continues to set the stage for this fall’s hottest dance party, announcing even more content that will be available for Dance CentralSpotlight when the game launches as a digital download for Xbox One™, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft® on September 2.

    Dancers can step onto the dance floor and start their party by downloading Dance Central Spotlight, featuring a core soundtrack of 10 hot tracks, from the Xbox® Store for $9.99. Players can customize and build their soundtrack with more than 50-chart topping hits available at launch1, including the following tracks Harmonix is confirming today:

    - A-Ha – “Take On Me”
    - Bastille – “Pompeii”
    - Calvin Harris – “Summer”
    - Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding – “I Need Your Love”
    - Demi Lovato – “Heart Attack”
    - DJ Snake & Lil’ Jon – “Turn Down For What”
    - Enrique Iglesias ft. Sean Paul, Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona – “Bailando”
    - Erasure – “A Little Respect”
    - Ini Kamoze – “Here Comes The Hotstepper”
    - John Legend – “All Of Me (Tiësto's Birthday Treatment Remix [Radio Edit])”
    - Lady Gaga – “Applause”
    - Maroon 5 – “Maps”
    - Maroon 5 – “One More Night”
    - Ne-Yo – “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)”
    - Nico & Vinz – “Am I Wrong”
    - Of Monsters And Men – “Little Talks”
    - Paramore – “Ain’t It Fun”
    - Selena Gomez – “Come & Get It”
    - TLC – “Creep”
    - will.i.am ft. Britney Spears – “Scream & Shout”

    These songs will be available individually for download for $1.99. For a full list of songs confirmed for Dance Central Spotlight, head over to http://www.harmonixmusic.com/games/dance-central/songs.

    Dance Central Spotlight brings authentic dance routines, accurate body tracking using Kinect® One, and chart-topping music, with even more variety and player choice than ever before. Now with eight different dance routines per song to choose from, Dance Central Spotlight is the most accessible, customizable Dance Central yet. Dance Central Spotlight also features an expanded Fitness Mode, with special dance routines authored to focus on Strength and Cardio.

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  • Re: We're Ready For Our Encore. Rock Band 4, Coming 2015!

    And here's a handy FAQ for you!

    Q: When is RB4 coming out?!
    A: Rock Band will be out this year. Stay tuned for more specifics in the coming months.

    Q: What consoles is RB4 coming out for?
    A: Rock Band 4 will be released for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

    Q: Why not Wii / Wii U / PC?
    A: Due to shifting production priorities and capabilities of the studio, we don’t currently have plans to release RB4 on the Wii / Wii U / PC simultaneously with Xbox One and PS4. While we genuinely appreciate the support of Wii Rock band users over the years, and the increased interest from PC gamers, the truth is that we had to prioritize opportunities on other platforms with historically larger RB audiences.

    Q: Will my old DLC work on the next gen console of the same type, i.e. PS3 -> PS4?
    A: Yes! Content purchased from the store or exported from a disc will transfer over to the new generation of consoles at no addition cost as we make that content available.

    Q: Will my old DLC work if I bought a different next gen console, i.e. Xbox 360 -> PS4?
    A: Cross platform DLC compatibility is not entirely within our control, as DLC ownership is managed by the 1st parties.

    Q: Will my old hardware work?
    A: We’re already working closely with Mad Catz, Sony, and Microsoft on solutions for letting you use legacy hardware on new consoles. This is a challenge on both the software side and hardware side, but something we’d love to happen. We’ll have more information on this in the coming months.

    Q: Will you be making new hardware?
    A: Yes we will! You can preorder a new PAX East exclusive guitar if you come by the Harmonix booth! We’re working with Mad Catz, who has a lot of history with RB gear, and we’re excited to get more instruments back into the world.

    Q: Will there be any new instruments, i.e. a tuba, accordion, mouth harp, etc?
    A: We’re concentrating on the core band that people are most familiar with (guitar, bass, drums, and mic) rather than expanding on the types of playable instruments in RB4.

    Q: What will the new Rock Band cost?
    A: Sorry, but we’re not talking about pricing at this time.

    Q: What instruments will be playable? Wiill RB4 have Pro guitar and keys?
    A: Rock Band 4 will focus on the core experience and the roots of the franchise – guitar, bass, drums, and vocals. There will be no Pro Guitar or key support in Rock Band 4. We will continue to support “Pro” mode for Drums.

    Q: What are the new features?
    A: We’re not quite ready to reveal the evolutionary features of Rock Band 4, but we’re excited to show you in the coming months how we’re expanding the core gameplay you love.

    Q: Will you be bringing back [Random Feature X]?
    A: We’re not quite ready to reveal the feature set of Rock Band 4 yet, but keep posted for more info!

    Q: Will you have songs by [Random Band X]?
    A: We’re not talking about the disc soundtrack just yet, but you can bet it’ll be awesome. Over 2000 songs spanning over 500 artists already exist in Rock Band catalog and we’re committed to expanding that and supporting the game post-launch with DLC, and we’re always looking for new bands and sounds, so keep the suggestions coming! Let us know what you want at RockBand.com/request

    Q: When will you have more news about RB4?
    A: Soon! Keep posted to our social channels and the Harmonix forums for updates.

    Q: When can I preorder RB4?
    A: You can sign up for preorder notifications right now at RockBand.com/preorder!
  • Welcome to the brand new Harmonix Forums!

    Hey gang!

    Welcome to the new forums! If you were a member of the RockBand.com or DanceCentral.com forums, we've moved over all your posts and discussions into the new RB and DC subforums. We're excited about having this new forum software. Please have patience with us as we iron out little site-launch wrinkles. Let us know in this thread if you see any of those wrinkles.

    The forums aren't the only new thing about our site! We've redesigned HarmonixMusic.com. Go check out the very first Harmonix blog post for more info.

    Let us know what you think of the site!