Green Day: Rock Band tour kicks off June 8

Band-specific rhythm game gets simultaneous worldwide launch; North America-exclusive premium edition gets DLC voucher, free song export.

In 2009, Green Day confirmed (twice) that there would be a stand-alone Rock Band game devoted to their music. After some confusion, it was confirmed in February of this year that the title would be distributed by EA sometime in 2010.

It was, apparently, not all downhill after Dookie.

That release window has now been further narrowed, as EA and MTV Games today confirmed that the title would be launching across the globe on June 8, 2010, on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii. In the United States, the standard editions will retail for $59.99 on the Xbox 360 and PS3 and for $49.00 on the Wii.

A premium edition will also be available exclusively for PS3 and Xbox 360 owners in the US and Canada and will retail for $69.99 in the former territory. The premium edition will feature six bundled Green Day downloadable content tracks, special packaging, and a voucher allowing for free export of all the game's songs to Rock Band 1, 2, or 3. Pricing for other regions was not announced, while EA confirmed that exporting the songs from the standard edition of the game would cost $9.99.

Those DLC tracks--which are already on the Rock Band store--will be jazzed up for use in Green Day: Rock Band to fit in with the game's visual style. The game will feature 47 tracks from across the San Francisco punk-pop outfit's career, as well as the playable likenesses of the band's three current members Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool. The game will also make use of the vocal harmony feature that debuted in The Beatles: Rock Band.

Additionally, Green Day: Rock Band will feature 100 images to unlock throughout the course of the game as it runs through Green Day's history, as well as 40 minutes of "rare and unreleased video." Unlike the recently released Beatles: Rock Band, no instruments are planned for this iteration of the franchise.

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Noahthereviewer
Noahthereviewer

Honestly, making Rock Band: Green Day? Next stop: The Boulevard of Broken Games.

DaRk_NiTeMaRe
DaRk_NiTeMaRe

My apologies for the double post, but I forgot to mention something Green Day's music is a good fit for a band game (unlike Iron Maiden, Pantera, and other metal bands people have mentioned). Green Day has some simple, easy songs (When I Come Around) and some complex, rapid songs (Castaway). It provides a good learning curve for new players, and a challenged for some older players. Those metal bands aren't bad, don't get me wrong, they just have no simple songs that new players can start with.

DaRk_NiTeMaRe
DaRk_NiTeMaRe

@SolanOcard: The majority of Rock Band players are within an age group that likes Green Day. Therefore, it's a smart business move to use a band that appeals to the majority of players. It's not a mistake at all.

CaptainHerlock
CaptainHerlock

I wonder if you get to play through Billy Joe's political tirades?

SolanOcard
SolanOcard

This is a mistake. The beatles have the catalogue and appeal to support a dedicated game. Green Day does not. despite the image caption, it really really was all down hill after dookie. 47 Green Day songs? I like maybe 10. I will not buy this game. If it was Green Day the bands that inspired or were inspired by Green Day, then maybe it would be worth buying.

Ashley_wwe
Ashley_wwe

Awesome! seems so far away though (since I want it bad :P). But it says you can transfer the songs to Rock Band 1, 2 OR 3, which makes it sound like 3 will also indeed work with RB1's dlc :D

GC4ever
GC4ever

awesome, sooner than i expected

wahyudil
wahyudil

I know beatles, but who is green day????

NyGin07
NyGin07

this ranks are you crazy? their concerts are usually 2 hours long OR LONGER and it cost 45 dollars to be in THE PIT!!! thats an amazing price!! a bunch of other concerts would charge 100 or more to be down there!!! dont believe me? ill show you the ticket!! july 3rd 2009

marshin7
marshin7

buy game, upload songs to rock band 2, return game.

D_West
D_West

A full $9.99 off! yeah! We wii owners don't need fancy 99 cent prices!

xL-phrutz
xL-phrutz

@painstation2 Green Day are ALREADY sell outs...so it does not matter.

xL-phrutz
xL-phrutz

Wow...EA is really getting desperate. IMHO, Green Day and all of the other post 90's grunge bands have ruined the music industry. In order to bring in good revenue, they need to go back to the 60s-mid 80s. Examples of bands that fit this description are, The Who, Pink Floyd (kind of a disgrace to put them on Rock Band b/c they are so good), Hendrix (same goes for him, he is a god), Queen (same goes for them, they were great), Maiden (same goes for them, Up the Irons xD) Dream Theater (same goes for them, majesty!) , Rush (same goes for them, YYZ!), and Skid Row (ft. Bach's albums only)...and the list goes on and on... soon they will make a Rock Band for that momma's boy, Justin Bieber. Such a disgrace...

spawnofdarknezz
spawnofdarknezz

WHO WILL MAKE A PANTERA BASED GAME FIRST? ACTIVISION OR EA?

DiabloNeonX
DiabloNeonX

HMXHenry also announced this morning that if you pre-order at GameStop, regardless of standard or premium edition, you will get a free export code. So those of you interested in only the standard version, you might want to consider pre-ordering. I will this weekend after I get paid.

FoppyOmega
FoppyOmega

Finally, some good music. I may have fun with Rock Band again.

pete_merlin
pete_merlin

Eh. This style of gaming has gone flat, but with a band like Greenday, the game wouldn't have been that great anyway

thisranks
thisranks

After seeing that they were doing with the 1 hour long concerts for what they charge as well as using their music as a political vehicle i have lost any liking for the band. Putting their name on the box just cost them one sale.

NyGin07
NyGin07

LOL i find it hilarious that people get thumbed down because they like different music. why is it so wrong to have to like what we like? you people are ****** miserable.

cutebrute
cutebrute

free export of all the game's songs to Rock Band 1, 2, or 3. ^Sold. The images, videos, tracks, and vocal harmonies make this a day one buy for me.

DuaneDog
DuaneDog

I want Pink Floyd - Full Wall soundtrack with movie cuts included!

SLjimbolian
SLjimbolian

I'm just curious, will this be fully dedicated to Green Day or included "special guests" like they did with Guitar Hero: Metallica?

KDogKool
KDogKool

for all those that say green day isnt influential enough, they shaped the way punk rock was brought to the early 90's. this game will be legit, even though their new stuff isnt nearly as good as dookie era

RADIOCHRIS
RADIOCHRIS

We want more Beatles RB DLC and Harmonix better not throw Beatles fans to the trash because of the release of Green Day RB and end DLC for Beatles or there would be such an uproar with fans and people that love good quality music.

EvilestToNkA
EvilestToNkA

Should worth a try, I'm not that fan of Green Day, i like better blink-182, but should worth a try

okassar
okassar

I mean, I like Green Day, but I wouldn't buy a whole game made after them. But I'm fine with it, they're a legit band and I hope the game fares well. Personally I'm waiting for Rock Band 3 and the (hopefully) new and improved equipment that'll come with it. I haven't bought RB instruments since Rock Band 1.

captainwonton
captainwonton

We go from The Beatles to green day? I mean, nothing against Green day, but, they probably could've found something just a bit better

glimpus
glimpus

What about 1039 and Kerplunk? will those albums be on it? They were terrible recording quality.. but had some great songs.

glimpus
glimpus

The drumming will be fun in this game. Not so sure about the guitar..

comb5
comb5

@Deepfreeze32 There aren't many things I wouldn't do to get a Coheed and Cambria Rockband. And I mean things that would make most people nauseous. I love C&C.

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

Green Day isn't my cup of tea but I'm glad to see Rock Band getting "back into the game".

MERGATROYDER
MERGATROYDER

Cool idea, not sure if it will do that great with Rock Band 3 being released in the Fall. I see people holding out till the third title in the series is released.

hman1111
hman1111

@WTFitsPauL Find something better to do than troll. If you don't like them then that's fine, but maybe some people like them (although I will admit that they've become a little scene, and their new music sucks).

Deepfreeze32
Deepfreeze32

@ tremor33 Yeah, Claudio's voice is an acquired taste, which is why they aren't terribly big. I can perfectly understand why most people hate his voice, I myself was kinda annoyed with it until I listened to them a lot. Also, they need to make Rock Band: Avenged Sevenfold. Now.

codybiroth
codybiroth

This is almost as cool as Jonas Brothers Rock Band! GO PONK RAWK ANARKY!

Freakshow2112
Freakshow2112

I agree with glennvolio. Rock Band should be for the bands that impacted the music in such a way that it will never happen again. They should of just made Green Day Guitar Hero.

NyGin07
NyGin07

ill admit i hated that game though...

NyGin07
NyGin07

angelgp, guitar hero aerosmith sold 2 million.

glennvolio
glennvolio

The Beatles Rock Band made sense; this does not. I feel this release cheapens the Beatles version, as it first looked that band-specific Rock Bands would be reserved for bands the likes of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, the Doors, the Who, etc. - bands that heavily impacted the music scene. Say what you want, but I know fewer people who will dispute the Beatles' impact than Green Day's. This one feels more like a "well-known band + Beatles Rock Band-type treatment = profit!" decision.

olfenite
olfenite

I think it is a little expensive, but as a fan of both Green Day and Rock Band, I'll probably nab it day one. The question is do I get the premium or the regular version, considering I already have all the Green Day DLC and am planning to export... eh I got a few months to decide.

angelGP32
angelGP32

one good thing from this should be that it should kill this genre finally. I predict this one is going to bomb worse than Aerosmith GH.

NyGin07
NyGin07

wow only 47 songs???? wtf? if jesus of suburbia and why do you want him arent in here im going to flip out!

NyGin07
NyGin07

im very excited. hope we get some songs from kerplunk and 39/smooth slappy. all of dookie and american idiot would be nice. insomniac has alot of songs that would be awesome. people underrate that album like crazy. 86? panic song? stuart at the ave? some of their best songs are on that album. nimrod had some good songs on it also. warning was pretty weak but still has minority. 21st century breakdown is a disspointment. it sounds like american idiot, only not as fired up and the story kind of falls apart. american eulogy and static age rock though. i hope this game has some of green days humor while performing the songs though. the videos for basketcase, holiday, etc, were hilarious.

FaintRain
FaintRain

i hope they add tracks from 21st century breakdown originally on the disc

lloydy-46
lloydy-46

Aww, no instruments? I wanted a mini Blue! 47 tracks sounds good though, and I'll probably get the special addition as I don't own any other Rockbands and therefore don't have the DLC. But it's gonna be great!

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

uggg... At least RB3 finally got confirmed.