Rock Band and Rock Band 2 owners, get ready to rock and/or roll: The entirety of Jane’s Addiction’s seminal alternative/metal album Nothing’s Shocking is headed to Rock Band.
Wii owners can expect a little Rock Band 2 love this week too. A batch of 20 new songs is on the way, including Nothing’s Shocking, as well as eight tracks from Megadeath’s Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying? and one track from their 2007 album United Abominations. Other tracks include Oasis’s "Don’t Look Back in Anger," and The Police’s "Truth Hits Everybody." Finally, Wii owners are getting some “first-run” tunes. Whether this is the beginning of a trend remains to be seen, but I hope so -- why should Nintendo gamers always get stuff last?
The rest of the songs have been available on other consoles, but this is the first time they been made available for the Wii.
Here’s the full track list:
Tracks: Jane’s Addiction “Up the Beach”
Jane’s Addiction “Ocean Size”
Jane’s Addiction “Had a Dad”
Jane’s Addiction “Ted, Just Admit It…”
Jane’s Addiction “Standing in the Shower…Thinking”
Jane’s Addiction “Summertime Rolls”
Jane’s Addiction “Idiots Rule”
Jane’s Addiction “Jane Says”
Jane’s Addiction “Thank You Boys”
Jane’s Addiction “Pig’s in Zen”
Megadeth “Wake Up Dead”
Megadeth “The Conjuring”
Megadeth “Devil’s Island”
Megadeth “Good Mourning/Black Friday”
Megadeth “Bad Omen”
Megadeth “I Ain’t Superstitious”
Megadeth “My Last Words”
The Police “Truth Hits Everybody”
Oasis “Don’t Look Back in Anger”
They'll cost the usual: Two bucks, and will be available on Tuesday for the 360 and Wii and Thursday for the PS3. The entire Jane's album will cost $15.99.
For those of you keeping score at home, this newest batch of tracks brings the total number of songs available on the Wii’s Rock Band music store to around 140. Of course, Nintendo has a ways to go before it makes good on its promise of bringing the entire back catalog of Rock Band DLC (around 650 tracks) to the Wii. Back in January, the music store launched with 50 songs (30 of which were previously downloadable tracks). So if they keep up their current pace, and assuming all future DLC will be made available for all three consoles at the same time, the Wii should be caught up sometime around the fall of 2010. Will we even be playing video games that far in the future?