Electronic Arts has finally set a UK release date for the rock band simulator game, Rock Band
. The publisher has also revealed that the game will launch on the Xbox 360 first, with the PlayStation formats to follow after an unspecified interim.
The UK version of Rock Band
will launch on the Xbox 360 on May 23rd. PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2 versions of the game have only been given a tentative "summer" release according to EA - a move which is bound to leave Sony smarting a little bit.
The game is highly anticipated in the UK, especially since it went on sale last November in North America and news on a UK version has been slow to trickle out. The game has proven very popular though, winning excellent reviews and selling over six million song packs according to GI.biz
Electronic Arts has yet to reveal the official RRP for the UK version of the game, but you can expect it to be a hefty price tag - the game comes bundled with all the hardware required to play the game, including a drum kit peripheral.
When the game is released in the UK then you can expect to see some new songs popping up too though - Electronic Arts has confirmed that it will launch nine new songs for the game as part of the UK release, with more tracks coming from May 27th onwards. Individual songs are priced at 160 MS points each.
So, are you ready to rock, or do you think Rock Band
is a one hit wonder? Let us know in the forums