Rock Band 2 hits UK PS3s in March; Wii in April

EA announces that Rock Band 2 will finally reach UK PS3s and PS2s on March 27, Wii on April 24, with instrument pack costing £89.99.

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The crazy, confusing world of UK Rock Band 2 release dates just got a little less crazy and confusing. EA, the game's distributor, has confirmed that the game will finally reach UK PlayStation and Wii consoles, long after the Xbox 360 version launched in November last year. The software will retail for around £49.99 on the PS3, £39.99 on the Wii, and £29.99 on the PS2. There will also be an instrument bundle available, which includes a copy of the game for £119 on PS3 and £109 for the PS2 and Wii version.

The franchise has been a big commercial and critical success for EA, with sales of 10 million units in 2008, 2 million of which were for Rock Band 2. This still lags behind rock rivals RedOctane, whose Guitar Hero World Tour sold 3.4 million copies in 2008.

For more info on Rock Band 2, be sure to check out our review.

Discussion

32 comments
lancea34
lancea34

It's already passed April. When is RB2 going to be released in the EU?:?

xblane
xblane

So for us Australian's, does the UK/PAL build mean we will be seeing it any time soon?

iliastse
iliastse

@ roflmuffins8 : Agree with what you said, may be it has to do with EA's policy, might be there are some agreements between the 2 companies that we are not aware of...

MrT__
MrT__

How about the instruments for 360? Been waiting for the RB2 drums for ages :(

roflmuffins8
roflmuffins8

This makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever...people speak English in the UK and it got released in the US around Christmas, and Harmonix delayed it in the UK even though they didn't make any changes to the game at all. What's the point of doing that if you can release it in both countries at the same time and make more profit off it?

iliastse
iliastse

Thanks guys for the info provided, really appreciate it :) Awaiting for March 27 :) I've heard so many times (mainly from US users) that RB series is better than the GH ones, and I really wanna have a very close look at it. Has anyone noticed that GH:Metallica is on sale on U.S. around that date (29th March) but gets a significant delay (May 5th) for Europe ?

master_of_nfs
master_of_nfs

@kyuss015 Well, you are right about the first three songs on the Rock Band Exportation there except Monsoon, It counts itself as a download over here so that basicly means it will transfer to RB2 It's not bad for Export either, £2.50 for the key, a reasonable offer

AdamW79
AdamW79

You can always buy of eBay, got my copy for $100 AUD including shipping..... Although as yet can't export Rock Band 1 songs or bonus 20 songs! If anyone knows how please share

chickenfeed9
chickenfeed9

They waited too long. I bought Guitar hero instead.

jackanderson
jackanderson

Finally! EA, you better make sure our wait was worth it!

witide
witide

I'd care, if it was an announcement for Australia. We still don't have any version of the game.

kyuss015
kyuss015

@ illiaste You can use the GH world tour controller. You can transfer rock band 1 songs into rock band 2 at a cost of 5 US Dollars. I don't what that would cost for you guys. Keep in mind that a few songs do not transfer: Paranoid, Run to the Hills, Enter Sandman and for you British players, Monsoon.

Pheo
Pheo

I don;t have the GH guitar myself, but I had a friend who I could have sworn said that's what he using. For the transfer you pay 5 dollars (In MS points) and it effectively "downloads" the RB1 tracks into your RB2. and yes all DLC works in RB2

iliastse
iliastse

At last :) :) :) I've really waiting for this game. A couple of quick questions, if any fellow gamer knows the answer : a) Does the guitar for GH World Tour works for RB2 ? b) I heard that if you get Rock Band 1, you can "transfer" the songs to Rock Band 2. How is that possible and does this goes for the DLC too ? Thanks in advance :)

XXL2
XXL2

lol surely we could have just bought it from amazon.com and had it shipped over to uk with free super saver shipping...?

13ALUCARD13
13ALUCARD13

this is one of my favorite music game even play this over GH4 wich suckjed by the way.........activision is super lame when they just pretty much copied rock band's gameplay with drums and mic and though it would be a hit.......nice try.....but they failed

xangelisx
xangelisx

£109 for the full instrument package AND the game? For crying out loud.. I paid that just for the instruments for RB1. -.-

thetravman
thetravman

I find it stupid that harmonix releases different versions on different dates. Activision doesn't do that with GH, and they're pretty much the same game.

gnrlstuart
gnrlstuart

at least they didnt charge £180 like last time...

lancea34
lancea34

YES!!! Finally!! Rock Band 2!!!:D What took you so long?:evil:

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Europe still doesn't have this game? Jeez, they really do get hosed over there.

kizaman
kizaman

FFFffffffFINALY!!!! damn you EA for taking so damn long!!!!

Pete5506
Pete5506

Good to see that the UK can enjoy rock band

illusivemcsorly
illusivemcsorly

I will always boycott Rock Band for their delays to the UK market place. Plus their Xbox360 favouritism/pay off by delaying the UK PS3 version of RB1 for a further 3 months. Guitar Hero all the way for me!

ShadowScampi
ShadowScampi

rock band was a total letdown...i always played guitar hero than bought rock band 2 and this game is so baaaaaad

JoshiiWah
JoshiiWah

Wow, it sure took some time.