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Celebrate The Career of Chart-Topping Platinum Artists, Nickelback, With a Pack of Their Biggest Hits!

Cambridge, Mass. – November 16th, 2011 – Harmonix today announced that on November 22nd a five pack of hits from the platinum selling Canadian rock group Nickelback and Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades for Red Hot Chili Peppers tracks will hit the Rock Band 3 Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™.

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 Nov. 20, 2007.

Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii

Nickelback, one the biggest rock bands in the world with sales of over 45 million worldwide, has sent 18 singles rocketing onto various Billboard charts, have won three American Music Awards, a World Music Award, a People's Choice Award, 12 JUNO Awards, and earned five Grammy Award nominations! The “Nickelback Then and Now” pack features some of the band’s biggest hits, spanning their successful multiplatinum career! The pack hits just in time for the band’s newest album, Here and Now, due out November 21st on Roadrunner Records.

“How You Remind Me,” the smash single from 2001’s Silver Side Up, leads the pack. It’s followed by “Someday,” the lead single off the band’s 2003 record, The Long Road, and “Animals” from 2005’s All the Right Reasons. “If Today Was Your Last Day” from 2008’s Dark Horse, fleshes out the catalog of classics with “This Means War” off of Nickelback’s latest record, closing out this set of rocking hits.

Also available will be Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades to previously-available downloadable content from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, including upgrades for “Under the Bridge,” “By the Way,” and “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie.”

Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation®3 system (November 22st, 2011):

  • Nickelback – “How You Remind Me” X
  • Nickelback – “Someday”
  • Nickelback – “Animals”
  • Nickelback – “If Today Was Your Last Day”
  • Nickelback – “This Means War”

Pro Guitar/Bass Upgrades for Legacy Songs

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Under the Bridge”
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – “By the Way”
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie”

(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system November 23nd)

The Nickelback tracks will be available as “Nickelback Then and Now Pack,” with songs available for purchase individually 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.

Price:

$8.49 USD, £4.39 UK, €6.59 EU (680 Microsoft Points, 850 Wii Points™) for the “Nickelback Then and Now” pack.

$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

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

*Available on-disc, via download and disc export. Internet connection and export key purchase required. Wii™ Shop Channel has more than 1,500 song tracks available for purchase on the Rock Band platform on-disc, via song import, and download. Not applicable to Nintendo DS™.

Rock Band 3 is available for Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 system, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™. Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 system and Wii™ versions support downloadable content.

Downloadable content for Wii™ is purchased via the in-game Rock Band Music Store using Wii Points™ purchased through the Wii™ Shop Channel and can be downloaded to the system memory or to an SD card for additional storage. The tracks stream directly from the SD card for seamless play.

The Rock Band Music Store allows players to preview and purchase downloadable individual music tracks and packs from the vast selection of offerings available to date without ever leaving the game as they build their own custom Rock Band library. The complete list of tracks can be found at www.rockband.com/songs.

Rock Band 3 is rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB. Music downloads are not rated by the ESRB.

For more information on Rock Band 3 and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com.

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