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AC/DC Signs For Rock Band Track Pack

September 30th, 2008 by Derrick Schommer · 3 Comments

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This November console gamers will be able to purchase a new Track Pack for Rock Band and Rock Band 2. While Activision’s Guitar Hero: Aerosmith sells over 1-million copies, MTV and Harmonix look to prove they too can push big numbers on exclusive artist packs.

Unlike Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, Rock Band and Rock Band 2 are the core game engine and the track packs extend out the game with a bunch of new songs, in this case, AC/DC. Gamers who opt not to purchase the latest Rock Band 2 game still have access to AC/DC’s new tracks if they go to the store and buy them.

The trick? This is a Wal-Mart (and Sams Club) exclusive deal; you won’t find this track pack at another retailer.

“If you want to be a physical band, you better make an alliance with a strong physical retailer,” Columbia Records chairman Steve Barnett told the Times. “It’s a great way to sell the new album, the catalog, the game, merchandise and DVDs.”(gamespot)

This Track Pack contains 99 minutes of songs, the tracks include:

  • “Thunderstruck” “Shoot to Thrill”
  • “Back in Black “Hell Ain’t a Band Place to Be.”
  • “Heatseeker”
  • “Fire Your Guns”
  • “Jailbreak”
  • “The Jack” “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”
  • “Moneytalks”
  • “Hell’s Bells”
  • “Whole Lotta Rosie”
  • “You Shook Me All Night Long”
  • “T.N.T.”
  • “Let There Be Rock”
  • “Highway to Hell”
  • “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)”

Will AC/DC do as well as Aerosmith? I’ve never been a big AC/DC fan, but then again, I didn’t buy into the Aerosmith product either, however, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith doesn’t include drumming…

(Thanks, GameSpot)

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 roverNo Gravatar // Sep 30, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    This is good news. I know people have been asking for AC/DC since Harmonix were in bed with Activision. Many people were suprised not to find the band in Guitar Hero: II or Rocks the ’80s on the PS2.

    Will they do as well as Aerosmith? Perhaps. AC/DC is bigger than Aerosmith in both Australia and Europe. Personally I think Id find myself playing the AC/DC DLCs more often then GH:Aerosmith, which I gave away for free when I finnished it on expert on the first try. Mind you I havent finnished either GH3 or Rock Band on the same difficulty.

  • 2 Derrick SchommerNo Gravatar // Sep 30, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    I would have assumed Aerosmith was hard,based on the Rock Band song they had which could get challenging on Expert. However, I’ve heard it’s been more of breeze. Supposedly on purpose to “dumb it down” for new people… not sure if that’s true or not.

  • 3 jonahfalconNo Gravatar // Sep 30, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    I’m only interested in Highway to Hell, really.

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