Fri, March 28, 2008  

Harmonix, MTV Games and Electronic Arts, Inc. this week announced plans to release the award-winning music video game Rock Band on the Wii home video game system. Rock Band is currently only available on Xbox 360, PS2 and PS3.

Rock Band for Wii will be released as a Special Edition bundle including the software, drums, microphone and a wireless guitar. Stand alone instruments will also be available for people who want to build their band one instrument at a time or want to play the drum versus drum game mode. The game will feature 63 songs including five bonus songs for Wii gamers to enjoy.

“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.

Rockband for the Nintendo Wii will be released in the U.S. and Canada on June 22, 2008.