Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that 12 of Bon Joviâ€™s greatest hits, including four tracks with Pro Guitar and Pro Bass, as well as tracks from New Order, Deftones and Talking Heads, which also feature Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades, will be available Nov. 9 in 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 800 artists and more than 2,000* tracks via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/songs). Rock Bandâ€™s gigantic music library dwarfs that of any other rhythm video game on the market. To date, more than 75 million songs have been sold through the Rock Band Music Store since its launch Nov. 20, 2007.
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Bon Jovi, named for frontman Jon Bon Jovi, formed in New Jersey in 1983 and has since released 11 studio albums, three compilation albums and one live album, selling more than 120 million records worldwide. The band is a member of the UK Music Hall of Fame, a 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee, and Jon Bon Jovi and Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora are also members of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Next week, 12 of Bon Joviâ€™s most-loved songs will be added to the Rock Band Music Store.
Bon Jovi Greatest Hits: Rock Band Edition will feature the first back-catalog songs updated for Rock Band 3 gameplay to include Pro Keys, Keys, Pro Drums and harmonies, as well as traditional drum and five-button guitar and bass gameplay. The updated songs are â€œLivinâ€™ on a Prayer,â€ â€œWanted Dead or Aliveâ€ and â€œYou Give Love a Bad Name.â€ Additionally, these three songs, as well as â€œRunawayâ€ will also feature Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades available for an additional $0.99 per song. The pack also features favorites like â€œBlaze of Glory,â€ â€œItâ€™s My Lifeâ€ and â€œBad Medicine,â€ among others.
The same day and date that this ultimate Bon Jovi pack is available, Bon Joviâ€™s Greatest Hits – The Ultimate Collection will also be available â€“ an exclusive double-disc version with a total of 28 tracks, including four brand new songs. The album is now available for pre-order on Amazon! If you place your order today, you can save $5.99 off the retail price ($19.98) and pay only $13.99!
Also available for download next week are three additional songs that feature the Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansion downloads â€“ â€œMy Own Summer (Shove It)â€ from American rockers Deftones, â€œBlue Mondayâ€ from British New Wave favorites New Order and â€œBurning Down the Houseâ€ from American art rockers Talking Heads.
Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3 system (Nov. 9):
Bon Jovi â€“ â€œBad Medicineâ€
Bon Jovi â€“ â€œBlaze of Gloryâ€
Bon Jovi â€“ â€œHave a Nice Dayâ€
Bon Jovi â€“ â€œIâ€™ll Be There For Youâ€
Bon Jovi â€“ â€œItâ€™s My Lifeâ€
Bon Jovi â€“ â€œLay Your Hands On Meâ€
Bon Jovi â€“ â€œLivinâ€™ on a Prayer (RB3 version)â€ X
Bon Jovi â€“ â€œRunawayâ€ X
Bon Jovi â€“ â€œWanted Dead or Alive (RB3 version)â€ X
Bon Jovi â€“ â€œWe Werenâ€™t Born to Followâ€
Bon Jovi â€“ â€œWho Says You Canâ€™t Go Homeâ€
Bon Jovi â€“ â€œYou Give Love a Bad Name (RB3 version)â€ X
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Deftones â€“ â€œMy Own Summer (Shove It)â€ X
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â New Order â€“ â€œBlue Mondayâ€ X
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Talking Heads â€“ â€œBurning Down the Houseâ€ X
(All tracks are original master recordings)
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation 3 system Nov. 10)
These tracks will be available for purchase as individual tracks, as well as â€œBon Jovi Greatest Hits: Rock Band Editionâ€ on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii. Tracks marked with â€œXâ€ will include Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.
Price: $1.99 USD, Â£.99 UK, â‚¬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), Â£0.59 UK, â‚¬0.75 EU per song for eligible Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade
$19.99, Â£9.99 UK, â‚¬14.99 EU (1,600 Microsoft Points, 2,000 Wii Points) for Bon Jovi Greatest Hits: Rock Band Edition