Harmonix, MTV Games, and Electronic Arts announced their plans to release Rock Band on the Wii in the U.S. and Canada on June 22, 2008. The giant box of peripherals will sell for $169.99 and include the usual software, drums, microphone, and one wireless guitar. According to the partners, there will also be stand alone instruments available for purchase on June 22nd as well. The game will feature 63 songs including five bonus songs for Wii gamers to enjoy. Check out what the corporate big wigs had to say:
“The Wii’s success among casual and core gamers of all ages makes it an ideal match for the cross-generational appeal of the music featured in Rock Band,” says Bob Picunko, Vice President of Electronic Games and Interactive Products, MTV.
“The social interaction and addictive nature of the Rock Band experience is a perfect fit for the Wii and will undoubtedly be fun for the entire family,” says Steve Singer, licensing VP from Nintendo.