After the original Guitar Hero came out, diehard fans had to settle for playing the same setlist over and over again for an entire year before new songs arrived in Guitar Hero II. Things have changed significantly for rhythm-game fans since then, given that Guitar Hero III and Rock Band have both supplemented their libraries with downloadable songs since their releases last October and November, respectively.
Next week sees both games receive a trio of new songs. On Thursday, Guitar Hero III players on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will be able to download three more songs from Muse, whose "Knights of Cydonia" was included in the original game. The new songs--all of them master tracks--include "Exo-Politics," "Supermassive Black Hole," and "Stockholm Syndrome." No price was announced, but previous three-song packs have sold for $6.25 (500 Microsoft points).
Xbox 360 and PS3 Rock Band players will also be getting a more in-depth peek at some of the artists featured in the game's initial setlist. Fall Out Boy and Yeah Yeah Yeahs each have a new track arriving in the game's store next week. "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" is the new Fall Out Boy track, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs are contributing "Date With the Night." Another group is making its Rock Band debut: Angels & Airwaves' "It Hurts" will round out the week's offerings.
All of the songs are master tracks and will be available individually for $1.99 (160 Microsoft points), or together as the Scene Pack for $5.49 (440 Microsoft points). The songs should go up on the Xbox Live Marketplace on Tuesday, with the PS3 versions becoming available as part of Thursday's weekly PlayStation Store update.