Stripped down Rock Band coming to Wii


MTV Games, Harmonix and EA have announced that they will be brining Rock Band (a game which is yet to see a Euro release on any console) to the Wii. We’d love to say we are excited for this, but in the move too Wii the game will apparently be stripped of the option for future downloadable contend, along with online play.

Conversely, unlike other upcoming rhythm games for Wii it has been revealed that the game will still come with Rock Band’s trademark drum, guitar, and microphone peripherals instead of using the Wiimote and Nunchuk as makeshift instruments. The game will however ship with 63 songs on the disc, which is a bit more that other consoles, but does not make up for the lack of DLC.

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.

It has been confirmed that the game will go on sale in the US and Canada on June 22nd for a suggested retail price of $169.99. No Euro release has been confimred at this point, but we’d rather pick up the PS3 or 360 versions to be honest. However, no releasedate has been confimred for them either