The online capabilities of the Nintendo Wii have taken a step forward today with the announcement that a fully functioning music store for Rock Band is available on the system.
Starting today there are 50 Rock Band tracks available for download in the Rock Band Music Store. There are 20 free Rock Band 2 DLC tracks and 30 additional songs for purchase already released as downloadable content for other console versions. Each purchasable track will be available for 200 Wii Points ($2).
Harmonix also plans to release all 500 currently available Rock Band tracks for the Wii, and will release new tracks on Nintendo's system, as well as on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
But where are you going to put all these songs? According to Harmonix, "In addition to the storage space on the Wii hard drive, players can use an SD card to store additional tracks which then will stream directly to the game for seamless play. As previously announced, SanDisk will release an official 2GB Rock Band 2 SD card that will allow players to store more than 75 downloadable tracks."
The complete list of currently available tracks is below, under the cut.
The 30 downloadable tracks for purchase include:
30 Seconds to Mars The Kill
All-American Rejects Move Along
Avenged Sevenfold Afterlife
Black Tide Shockwave
Blink-182 All the Small Things
Blondie Call Me
Boston More Than a Feeling
Boston Rock & Roll Band
Disturbed Inside the Fire
Fall Out Boy This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race
Jimmy Buffett Cheeseburger in Paradise
Lynyrd Skynyrd Simple Man
Metallica And Justice For All
Motley Crue Saints of Los Angeles
Nine Inch Nails The Perfect Drug
Papa Roach Time is Running Out
Red Hot Chili Peppers Snow (( Hey Oh ))
Rush Working Man (vault edition)
Serj Tankian Beethoven's C***
Smashing Pumpkins Zero
Stone Temple Pilots Interstate Love Song
Stone Temple Pilots Sex Type Thing
The Offspring Hammerhead
The Police Message in a Bottle
The Who Baba O'Riley
Weezer Buddy Holly
Weezer El Scorcho
The 20 free Rock Band 2 tracks include:
The 88 Sons & Daughters
Authority Zero No Regrets
Between the Buried & Me Prequel to the Sequel
Cab, The Bounce
Chevelles The, Get It On
The Cocktail Slippers Give it to Me
Dealership Database Corrupted
Endeverafter I Wanna Be Your Man
Ghost Hounds Ashes to Fire
Hollywood Undead Young
Kutless The Feeling
The Len Price 3 If I Ain't Got You
Lesley Roy I'm Gone I'm Going
Opiate for the Masses Burn You Down
Semi-Precious Weapons Magnetic Baby
Shaimus Like a Fool
thenewno2 Crazy Tuesday
Tickle Me Pink The Time is Wrong
Underoath Desperate Times, Desperate Measures
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Does this announcement do anything to make the Wii seem more like a viable next-gen system, as opposed to a toy for your aunt?