Boston – October 18, 2016
– Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. and Performance Designed Products LLC (PDP
) proudly announced today that Rock Band™ Rivals
is now available on both Xbox One and PlayStation®4. In addition, the Rock Band Rivals Companion App
, the first mobile companion app in Rock Band history, is now available on the App Store® and Google Play™.
The launch trailer for Rock Band Rivals is available here: https://youtu.be/s9P4Oshkv6I
Additional assets for Rock Band Rivals are available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kvnv4hsxqyi1npb/AACUr4FwyfrB_iEJ1TlGTilra?dl=0
“I’m incredibly proud of what the team has accomplished with Rock Band Rivals,” said Daniel Sussman, Rock Band Rivals product manager. “Both Rivals mode and Rockudrama introduce completely new and incredibly fun ways to play Rock Band. I can’t wait for Rock Band fans everywhere to experience their band’s comically tragic story and begin their climb up on the leaderboards.”
Rock Band Rivals introduces two all-new game modes as well as multiple new venues and Rock Shop items to Rock Band. Marking the much-anticipated return of online play to Rock Band, Rivals mode also represents the most dramatic shift to the Rock Band meta game since the franchise’s introduction in 2007. In Rivals Mode, players band together to form crews of up to ten people to take on other crews around the world in a structured and ongoing series of uniquely themed gameplay challenges. At the beginning of each challenge, crews will be assigned to one of six tiers. When a challenge ends, the best crews will ascend to a new tier, while underperforming crews will face demotion. As crews get promoted they’ll earn badges and face stiffer competition in their quest to earn their place amongst the elite in the highest tier - Bloodstone.
Rockudrama is an all new campaign mode and the world’s first playable music documentary. Featuring a mix of live-action video, in-engine footage and classic Rock Band gameplay, Rockudrama dynamically tells the story of your band’s epic, and often hilarious, rise to fame. As players progress through their band’s memorable and winding road to glory, they will be introduced to a series of new venues and character assets that will be unlocked for play across all of Rock Band 4’s gameplay modes.
With the free Rock Band Rivals Companion App, players will be able to coordinate with their crews no matter where they are. Within the app players can access details about the weekly challenge, manage their crew roster, message other members of their crew and monitor their crew’s progress during weekly challenges.
Rock Band Rivals is available in two separate bundles featuring the new Rock Band Wireless Fender® Jaguar® Guitar Controller
. For players looking for a full band experience, the Rock Band Rivals Band Kit
, available for both Xbox One and PlayStation®
4, offers an all-in-one Rock Band kit featuring Rock Band Rivals and Rock Band 4 game software, Rock Band Wireless Fender Jaguar Guitar Controller, drum kit, microphone, wooden drum sticks, adjustable guitar strap, and 4xAA alkaline batteries for $199.99. For guitar enthusiasts who want to pick up the new Fender Jaguar Guitar Controller, the Rock Band Rivals Wireless Jaguar Bundle
will be available with included Rock Band Rivals and Rock Band 4 software for $89.99. Rock Band Rivals will also be available to Rock Band 4 owners as a standalone digital download for $29.99.
Following the precedent set by Rock Band 4, Rock Band Rivals will continue to be updated following launch, including the release of synchronous online multiplayer in December.
Fans interested in learning more about Rock Band Rivals, including where they can find bundles at retail, can visit: http://www.rockbandrivals.com/
For information about Rock Band controllers and other Rock Band peripherals: http://pdp.com/en/rockband-rivals/
About Rock Band
The latest entry into one of the best-selling and most beloved game franchises of all time, Rock Band 4 delivers the ecstatic rush of a live band performance like never before. The first Rock Band to be approached as a platform, Rock Band 4 has seen regular updates since its October 2015 launch, including the addition of several free, community-requested features like Practice mode and Setlists. Rock Band Rivals, which adds online multiplayer, a new look and feel and a hilarious new campaign mode to Rock Band 4, was released on October 18, 2016.
Last December, Oculus and Harmonix announced Rock Band VR
, a completely new music simulation experience coming exclusively to the Oculus Rift
For more information on Rock Band and to stay up to date with the latest news and announcements, head over to the Rock Band 4 blog
or follow @RockBand
on Twitter for updates.
About Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.
Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Boston, MA, and established in 1995, is the leading developer of groundbreaking music-oriented video games. Harmonix was founded to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music and has pioneered music and rhythm gaming in the US. For more information, please visit www.harmonixmusic.com
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