Rock Band 2 is Upon Us!

10 07 2008

it is official and just in time for this years E3, 

Rock Band just got a sequel. 

the original guitar hero killer has been upgraded. massively.

the new rock band will feature a, what i assume will be very helpful, all new drum tutorial. the game will also have world tour online, no band leaders, backwards compatibility, and all new characters. this means that you can play with friends online, fire someone and keep going, upload all of your tracks from the original Rock Band, and upgrade your own characters. the setlist features 84 songs all master ecordings. 20 additional tracks will be released as free downloadable content after release. the main setlist is as follows:

1. AC/DC “Let There Be Rock” 1970s
2. AFI “Girl’s Gone Grey” 2000’s
3. Alanis Morissette “You Oughta Know” 1990’s
4. Alice in Chains “Man in the Box” 1990’s
5. Allman Brothers “Ramblin’ Man” 1970’s
6. Avenged Sevenfold “Almost Easy” 2000’s
7. Bad Company “Shooting Star” 1970’s
8. Beastie Boys “So Whatcha Want” 1990’s
9. Beck “E-Pro” 2000’s
10. Bikini Kill “Rebel Girl” 1990’s
11. Billy Idol “White Wedding Pt. I” 1980’s
12. Blondie “One Way or Another” 1970’s
13. Bob Dylan “Tangled Up in Blue” 1970’s
14. Bon Jovi “Livin’ on a Prayer” 1980’s
15. Cheap Trick “Hello There” 1970’s
16. Devo “Uncontrollable Urge” 1980’s
17. Dinosaur Jr. “Feel the Pain” 1990’s
18. Disturbed “Down with the Sickness” 2000’s
19. Dream Theater “Panic Attack” 2000’s
20. Duran Duran “Hungry Like the Wolf” 1980’s
21. Elvis Costello “Pump It Up” 1970’s
22. Fleetwood Mac “Go Your Own Way” 1970’s
23. Foo Fighters “Everlong” 1990’s
24. Guns N’ Roses “Shackler’s Revenge” 2000’s
25. Interpol “PDA” 2000’s
26. Jane’s Addiction “Mountain Song” 1980’s
27. Jethro Tull “Aqualung” 1970’s
28. Jimmy Eat World “The Middle” 2000’s
29. Joan Jett “Bad Reputation” 1980’s
30. Journey “Anyway You Want It” 1970’s
31. Judas Priest “Painkiller” 1990’s
32. Kansas “Carry On Wayward Son” 1970’s
33. L7 “Pretend We’re Dead” 1990’s
34. Lacuna Coil “Our Truth” 2000’s
35. Linkin Park “One Step Closer” 2000’s
36. Lit “My Own Worst Enemy” 1990’s
37. Lush “De-Luxe” 1990’s
38. Mastodon “Colony of Birchmen” 2000’s
39. Megadeth “Peace Sells” 1980’s
40. Metallica “Battery” 1980’s
41. Mighty Mighty Bosstones “Where’d You Go” 1990’s
42. Modest Mouse “Float On” 2000’s
43. Motorhead “Ace of Spades” 1980’s
44. Nirvana “Drain You” 1990’s
45. Norman Greenbaum “Spirit in the Sky” 1960’s
46. Panic at the Disco “Nine in the Afternoon” 2000’s
47. Paramore “That’s What You Get” 2000’s
48. Pearl Jam “Alive” 1990’s
49. Presidents of the USA “Lump” 1990’s
50. Rage Against the Machine “Testify” 1990’s
51. Ratt “Round & Round” 1980’s
52. Red Hot Chili Peppers “Give it Away” 1990’s
53. Rise Against “Give it All” 2000’s
54. Rush “The Trees” 1970’s
55. Silversun Pickups “Lazy Eye” 2000’s
56. Smashing Pumpkins “Today” 1990’s
57. Social Distortion “I Was Wrong” 1990’s
58. Sonic Youth “Teenage Riot” 1980’s
59. Soundgarden “Spoonman” 1990’s
60. Squeeze “Cool for Cats” 1970’s
61. Steely Dan “Bodhitsattva” 1970’s
62. Steve Miller Band “Rock’n Me” 1970’s
63. Survivor “Eye of the Tiger” 1980’s
64. System of a Down “Chop Suey” 2000’s
65. Talking Heads “Psycho Killer” 1970’s
66. Tenacious D “Master Exploder” 2000’s
67. Testament “Souls of Black” 1990’s
68. The Donnas “New Kid in School” 2000’s
69. The Go-Go’s “We Got the Beat” 1980’s
70. The Grateful Dead “Alabama Getaway” 1980’s
71. The Guess Who “American Woman” 1970’s
72. The Muffs “Kids in America” 1990’s
73. The Offspring “Come Out & Play (Keep ‘em Separated)” 1990’s
74. The Replacements “Alex Chilton” 1980’s
75. The Who “Pinball Wizard” 1960’s

Bonus Artist Bonus Song Title Decade

76. Abnormality “Visions” 2000’s
77. Anarchy Club “Get Clean” 2000’s
78. Bang Camaro “Night Lies” 2000’s
79. Breaking Wheel “Shoulder to the Plow” 2000’s
80. The Libyans “Neighborhood” 2000’s
81. The Main Drag “A Jagged Gorgeous Winter” 2000’s
82. Speck “Conventional Lover” 2000’s
83. The Sterns “Supreme Girl” 2000’s
84. That Handsome Devil “Rob the Prez-O-Dent” 2000’s

Also be 20 bonus tracks. Creators say that by the end of the year there should be 500 playable tracks for download.

http://e3.g4tv.com/e32008/blog/post/687045/Rock_Band_2_Official_Track_List_Revealed.html

i, for one, hope that they upgrade the guitar so that the buttons give you more feel-back when you press it. im the sickest bassist here at Ace 4. anyway, Rock Band 2 will be at E3 and aditional news can be found at G4tv.com.

-tokagowa

Shadow’s Section:

Besides the fact that i am the true bassist/guitarist here, the new game is sounding to be awesome. tokagowa hit most of the main points on drum tutorial and what not, but be sure to watch E3 on G4 TV (July 14th-17th) to get the real review and other things that we havent told you. There may be a custom song creation such as the one on Guitar Hero World Tour. Also some songs from AC/DC is rumored to be on the game (finally). The instruments are going throught some major improvements. Creator Harmonix says that they have developed “Quieter, more realistic, and more reliable instruments” for the new game. The guitar will feature a sunburst pattern, features an automatic screen timing calibration, and will be wireless for the Xbox 360. The drum set will still be using the four pads, but is redesigned to be quieter and provide more ‘bounce’, and is also velocity sensative, so, the harder you hit the drums, the louder the notes in the game. The bass petal is to be reinforced with metal to prevent breakage, as it was seen to happen very often on the original game. Original Rock Band instruments will work for Rock Band 2. For the drums, an additional cymbal add-on pack will be available, providing 4 additional cymbal pads to replicate the functions of the original 4 pads, so can hit the same color cymbal pad and it will count. Also, Harmonix and MTV Games are going to be providing limited addition instruments, including a real Fender Stratocaster guitar reoutfitted with the game’s input buttons, so find an image of a Fender Stratocaster and put the 5 fret buttons on it, and a ION Audio electronic drum kit that can work as a standard electric kit, because of it’s “drum brain”, and within Rock Band 2, it features four drum pads, three cymbal pads, and a bass pedal. You’ll be shellin out $299.99 for this drum set, though.

Premium ION drum set

Premium ION drum set

-Shadow

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