Rock Band Rivals Announced by Harmonix and PDP

 Rock Band Rivals Announced by Harmonix and PDP

New hardware, new game modes and new price coming to Rock Band this year

Los Angeles – June 14, 2016 – Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. and Performance Designed Products LLC (PDP) today announced Rock Band Rivals, a new expansion pack for Rock Band 4 that will be available this fall on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 platforms. Harmonix and PDP also announced new Rock Band hardware bundles featuring Rock Band Rivals and the new and improved Rock Band Wireless Fender Jaguar Guitar Controller that will be available at retail this fall. Additional details regarding Rock Band Rivals features, release date and pre order information will be revealed in the coming weeks.

The Rock Band Wireless Fender Jaguar Guitar Controller will be available later this year on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 platforms. Featuring an iconic Fender Jaguar guitar design, improved auto calibration for enhanced gameplay performance and a new foldable guitar neck for easy storage and transportation, the new Rock Band Wireless Fender Jaguar Guitar Controller will bring a fresh look to Rock Band Rivals and Rock Band 4 and will be available at retail this fall for $69.99.

Two Rock Band Rivals bundles featuring the new Rock Band Wireless Fender Jaguar Guitar Controller will be available at select retailers this fall. 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 as a standalone digital download on both the Xbox One and PlayStation®4 for $29.99.

“With more than $100 million in sales of Rock Band 4 to date, it’s clear that there are as many aspiring rock stars out there as ever,” said Steve Janiak, CEO of Harmonix Music Systems. “We’re incredibly excited to announce Rock Band Rivals and to formally kick off our co-publishing relationship with PDP. With new and improved hardware, a great price and some fun original features, Rock Band Rivals promises a fresh take on Rock Band 4 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.”

Harmonix and PDP also detailed a suite of Rock Band accessories at E3 2016 including:

  • Rock Band Fender Jaguar Guitar Controller Charger ($29.99) with included Rechargeable Battery Pack, and LED lights to indicate charge status, you’ll always be ready to perform.
  • Rock Band 4 Wired Legacy Adapter for Xbox One ($29.99) for those who want to use legacy instruments, such as the Xbox 360 Rock Band 3 Midi PRO-Adapter by Mad Catz, and the ION Drum Rocker for Xbox 360.

Fans interested in being notified when new Rock Band products are available for pre-order can sign up at www.rockband4.com/first-to-know. For information about Rock Band controllers go here http://pdp.com/en/rock-band/.

For a hands on experience, PDP is showing off their line of upcoming Rock Band products during E3, which takes place on June 14th-16th, at booth #4512 in the West Hall.

About Rock Band
Called “the new benchmark for rhythm gaming” by GamesRadar+, Rock Band 4 delivers the ecstatic rush of a live full-band game experience like never before. Rock Band 4 builds on the core gameplay people love with brand new features. Rock Band has seen regular updates following its launch last year, including the introduction of Brutal Mode and Practice mode. An expansion for Rock Band 4, Rock Band Rivals, will be released in fall 2016.

Last December, Oculus and Harmonix announced Rock Band VR, a completely new music simulation experience coming exclusively to the Oculus Rift later this year.

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