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.


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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.
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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