For a while now the Wii living room rockers have been left behind the Xbox 360 and PS3 crowd in terms of extra downloadable tracks for Rock Band and Rock Band 2. If you're one of the people who have bemoaned your lack of classic Canadian rock versus the other versions, today heralds the release of yet another chunk of DLC that should elicit a cheer.
This week's Wii Rock Band DLC brings the entire best-selling Rush album, Moving Pictures, to the Wii tomorrow, including fan favorites YYZ, Limelight, and more. As an added bonus, this isn't the cover band that has mangled Rush Rock Band tracks ('in the style of') previously - these tracks are copied directly from the master album recordings. That's right - 100% more Lee, Lifeson and Peart than before!
The other nice bit of news was today's statement from Harmonix & MTV Games about what Wii Rock Band players have to look forward to in terms of downloadable content for the future.
"Wii fans can expect a rollout of the previously released downloadable content until the entire back catalogue of more than 550 songs is available. In addition, the regularly scheduled future DLC releases for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system will also be available for Rock Band 2 Wii owners soon."
In case you've somehow forgotten all the great tracks on Moving Pictures, here's the listing:
Rush - Tom Sawyer
Rush - Red Barchetta
Rush - YYZ
Rush - Limelight
Rush - The Camera Eye
Rush - Witch Hunt
Rush - "Vital Signs
All tracks will be available tomorrow through the in-game Rock Band music store, and will cost 200 Wii points ($2.00) each. Now that's what I'm talking aboot!