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Secret Rock Band 2 Feature Announced! (Update 4)

I recently recieved a request from a Rock Band fan that I'm allowed to anwser without checking with LL Cool Drake or the Viacom Lawyer Squad:

"I hope Rock Band 2 comes with a deli fresh ham sandwich, as I could certainly go for a deli fresh ham sandwich. At the rate you guys are going with feature requests I figure it's worth a shot."

Well, while we won't be including a deli fresh ham sandwich in the Rock Band 2 Special Edition box due to the inability to create sandwiches fresh at our retail partners, I can confirm here first that Rock Band 2 will support players eating their own deli fresh ham sandwiches during all songs on the Rock Band 2 disc, as well as all of the songs available on the Rock Band Music Store and songs that have been exported from the original Rock Band disc.

Deli Sandwich Q&A

Q: How will sandwiches work on "missing part" sandwiches such as open-face melts?

A: Extra care will be required in eating to make sure you don't stick your thumb into the sandwich.

Q: So, I can eat a deli sandwich on any song?

A: Technically, yes. Some songs will compliment sandwich eating ("Cherry Bomb," "Margaritaville"), whereas other songs may provide sandwich eating challenges ("March of the Pigs"). It opens up new emergent eating choices, and we're proud to be pioneering this design ground with Rock Band 2!

Q: How can I trust someone that cheats in an arm wrestle?

A: I totally didn't cheat. Check out that video footage on Destructoid, my elbow is on the table the entire time I am using my crushing weight to win. I will admit, however, that I caught out good sported James Mouat with a thumb-wrestle "fast count." Point is, I'm your hookup for sandwich/rhythm gaming crossover.

Q: Will there be anything that caters to the ScoreHero crowd vis-a-vis sandwiches?

A: I can't talk about anything right now, but I can give you a hint with three words: Cheeseburger in Paradise.

Q: This isn't innovation! TF2 did this already!

A: TF2's implementation is dramatically different to ours - for a start, theirs is a virtual sandwich which doesn't sate any hunger of the player, only that of their character. Sandwiches eaten during Rock Band 2 are as authentic as you can possibly get, and can be eaten at any time. Also, it has a W rather than a V.

Post your questions below, and I'll do my best to answer them.

Update: Click here to see the first video footage of the "Cheeseburger in Paradise" challenge.