Harmonix and MTV Games, in conjunction with Electronic Arts have announced that the original Rock Band Special Edition Bundle is available for the PlayStation 2 (PS2) and Wii for only $99.99. Quite a deal when compared to the Rock Band 2 bundle which sells for $189. The Rock Band Special Edition Bundle is also available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (PS3) at an MSRP of $139.99.
Rock Band has been a runaway success in the videogame world, not only allowing people to interact with music in new and exciting ways, but with each other. Rock Band has become the social game of 2008. The Rock Band Special Edition Bundle provides everything needed to start a virtual band. Included in the Rock Band Special Edition Bundle is a microphone, Fender Stratocaster-modeled guitar controller and drum controller, along with the game itself. Rock Band features an incredible lineup of rock music ranging from classic rock and alternative to southern rock and metal including artists such as Rolling Stones, Metallica, The Police, The Clash, Foo Fighters, Radiohead and many more.
According to the publisher, Rock Band is the #1 title of 2008 year to date by revenue according to NPD. Rock Band has garnered over 40 awards including the Game Critics Award: Best of Show E3 2007 and three awards at The 11th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards including Outstanding Innovation in Gaming, Family Game of the Year, and Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack.
There is simply no cheaper way to get into Rock Band than this set. Plus, you will be able to expand into the Rock Band 2 game later. All in all, the Rock Band Special Edition Bundle is a great deal that's sure to push the platform even further.