Rock Band and Guitar Hero players have clamored for AC/DC to hit either platform. ‘Let There Be Rock’ in Rock Band 2 is a good start, but where are the downloadable albums? We could really use the full Bon Scott catalogue in playable form.
Reports of a live AC/DC track pack for both Rock Band games have been circulating for a while. Now a New York Times article and press release from Harmonix have confirmed not only the release, but the means by which you’ll get it.
The AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack, a standalone disc, releases on November 2 for Xbox360, PS3 and PS2, and November 16 for Wii. The price is outrageous: $39.88 on all platforms but the PS2, where you’ll pay $29.88. And while the press release neglects to mention the fact, the band’s deal with Wal Mart means that the pack will be sold on disc in the US only through Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart online.
The press release is calling this a set of tracks culled ‘from the best of the band’s live performances’ which contradicts previous assumptions (and the NYT) that the pack would dupe the Live at Donington DVD, which features a Monsters of Rock performance from 1991, when the band toured to support The Razor’s Edge. Questions have been fired to Harmonix to clarify, but I suspect the press release was simply worded poorly, or in an intentionally vague manner.
Needless to say, these are all master tracks, adding up to 99 minutes of gameplay, and they’ve been “specially remixed for Rock Band by Mike Fraser.” Though this is a standalone disc, tracks can be exported on the Xbox360 and PS3 for play in Rock Band and Rock Band 2.
“Shoot to Thrill”
“Back in Black”
“Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be”
“Fire Your Guns”
“Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”
“Whole Lotta Rosie”
“You Shook Me All Night Long”
“Let There Be Rock”
“Highway To Hell”
“For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)”