'Green Day: Rock Band' On The Way
December 14, 2009 at 4:58 AM (PT)
HARMONIX, MTV GAMES, and WARNER/REPRISE are teaming to release a standalone edition of ROCK BAND devoted to GREEN DAY. "GREEN DAY: ROCK BAND," announced at SUNDAY's 2009 SPIKE Video Game Awards, will be released worldwide in 2010 for XBOX 360, PLAYSATION 3, and WII consoles; an additional three-pack of GREEN DAY songs from the album "21st Century Breakdown" will be added to the downloadable content in the ROCK BAND Music Store on TUESDAY (12/15), and the track list from the special edition game willbe exportable for play in ROCK BAND and ROCK BAND 2 on XBOX 360 and PS3.
"We've worked with the ROCK BANC team in the past year to enable our fans to play tracks from '21st Century Breakdown,' and we're excited to now be working on a game, spanning our entire career," said GREEN DAY lead singer BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG. "We want people to fire this up, choose their favorite GREEN DAY tracks, and play along with us as ROCK BAND avatars so they can feel what it's like to perform on stage as GREEN DAY."
"GREEN DAY's music and explosive live performances transcend age barriers," said WARNER BROS. RECORDS Chairman/CEO TOM WHALLEY. "By partnering with the band and HARMONIX, WARNER BROS./REPRISE is thrilled to help create a ROCK BAND experience devoted exclusively to their impressive catalog. This game will appeal to fans of all ages, including those who love their recent best-selling albums and those who've loved GREEN DAY throughout their long, incredible career."
"It's very exciting to work closely with GREEN DAY to create an experience that captures the incomparable sound, look and feel of the band," said MTV NETWORKS MUSIC GROUP SVP of Electronic Games and Music PAUL DEGOOYER. "'GREEN DAY: ROCK BAND' is yet another example of how music fans can connect with some of the greatest music ever recorded via the ROCK BAND platform."
"This game will feel like a natural extension of GREEN DAY and their music that will deepen the fans' connection to the band and their history," said HARMONIX CEO/co-founder ALEX RIGOPULOS. "Fans will be able to enjoy some of the greatest songs from the GREEN DAY catalogue in this standalone game or via ROCK BAND due to full export capability. We are thrilled to work with GREEN DAY to revisit key moments from their career, including their likenesses, content and imagery, through our innovative form of musical interaction."