Update (8.21.08) Oops... we got our wires crossed a bit with Harmonix. Turns out that Rush's Moving Pictures is one of seven full Rock Band albums that will be announced by the end of the month, not six as we had originally reported. That's one extra album for you to enjoy.
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We talked to John Drake, the P.R. Coordinator for Harmonix, and he dropped the word on new Rock Band 2 info that will shake your foundations. Here's the news:
- There will be
sixseven new, full albums announced for the music game by the end of the August. One is a metal record, one is alternative, one is a pop album. We don't know which albums they'll be, though, but Harmonix is genuinely excited by the new content.
- A new, full album will be out by the end of August. We don't know what yet, but we asked if it was Rush's Moving Pictures, and Drake would neither confirm nor deny it.
- Steely Dan's "Bodhisattva," included with Rock Band 2, is destined to be the most difficult guitar song ever in the series. Drake said the guitar part is "mathematically possible" to play, but, as yet, no one has been able to score 100% on the song. We're sure the legion of Rock Band 2 players out there will take this as a challenge come the release of the game in September!
- Harmonix plans to hit the 500 song mark for DLC by the end of the year.
- You will be able to transfer songs from Rock Band's DLC to Rock Band 2, but it will cost you. According to Harmonix:– "Consumers who already own Rock Band 1 and have an online connection will receive a software key for a nominal expanded licensing fee (less than $5) and be able to import most songs from the Rock Band game disc into their Rock Band 2 song library!"