X360, PS3, WII Tuesday, April 8, 2008 | 1:48 PM

Rock Band announced in Europe

Rock Band announced in Europe

Electronic Arts finally announced that Rock Band would be released in Europe on May 22/23 (depending on the country), but only on Xbox 360. I guess the PS2/PS3 and Wii versions will wait for Q3/Q4. No pricing announced yet, but if the guys over at IGN UK are right we are in for a world of pain. Screens inside.


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Commented on 2008-04-08 14:10:31
Want on PS3, but ONLY! if GH3 guitar works

If it does, i will just buy the drum kit or something then.
Commented on 2008-04-08 14:16:44
Does anybody have seen the pricing for europe? The complete instrument pack is only available without the game and cost EUR 170! The game self costs additional EUR 70 and so you have to spend around EUR 240!!! to enjoy the complete package of Rock Band! Thats around 380 USD!!! Sorry EA, but this pricing model for europe is just a joke!
Commented on 2008-04-08 14:17:26
"but only on Xbox 360."

WTF?!?!?!?
What a jip! >:(
Commented on 2008-04-08 14:21:20
Most likley on 360 first to see how the prices are recieved in Europe.
As, the GH3 controllers do NOT work with this game.
Commented on 2008-04-08 14:26:53 In reply to n385055
Posted by n385055
Does anybody have seen the pricing for europe? The complete instrument pack is only available without the game and cost EUR 170! The game self costs additional EUR 70 and so you have to spend around EUR 240!!! to enjoy the complete package of Rock Band! Thats around 380 USD!!! Sorry EA, but this pricing model for europe is just a joke!
NOT official pricing, but still funny, especially if true
Commented on 2008-04-08 14:34:58 In reply to blinx01
Posted by blinx01
Most likley on 360 first to see how the prices are recieved in Europe.
As, the GH3 controllers do NOT work with this game.
As far as I know they DO work with RB.
Commented on 2008-04-08 14:50:08
My friend bought a Rockband Package for his PS3 in Vegas two weeks ago and took it home to switzerland.

It cost about 200 Dollars, including game, mic, 1 guitar and the drumkit. As the PS3 version is codefree, there is no problem using the US version.


Everyone could buy the exactly same version of Rockband here in Switzerland since it was out in US as an import. But this imported version costs 400 US dollars due to the high importing and custom (tax) prices!

So yeah, the "official" pricing from above with 380 USD is near the 400 USD you could pay for the imported PS3 version.
That's why i think the pricing model from above is not too far off from what it will be in May.


And the Rockband guitar has additional "solo"-buttons and will work for GH3. But the GH3 guitar will not work on Rockband.


best regards,
ScarJack
Commented on 2008-04-08 14:53:23
Guitars from Guitar Hero 3 DO WORK with Rock band. The only differences are those "solo" buttons... which means that you wont be able to play them. Apart from that I know loads of american friends that are using the GH3 controller with Rockband with no problems at all.

You can check the pic:

http://i24.tinypic.com/nevuyd.jpg
Commented on 2008-04-08 15:10:49
FINALLY!!!
Commented on 2008-04-08 15:19:55
biggest steal ever!

half a year later and almost twice the USA price. Fuck them!
Commented on 2008-04-08 15:36:21 In reply to Suil
Posted by Suil
Guitars from Guitar Hero 3 DO WORK with Rock band. The only differences are those "solo" buttons...
Ok thx, than it's the other way round.

Anyway, my friend couldn't test his GH3 guitar on RB, 'cause it's a Xbox360 version, whereas he imported RB for the PS3.
Commented on 2008-04-08 15:55:02 In reply to masteratt
Posted by masteratt
"but only on Xbox 360."

WTF?!?!?!?
What a jip! >:(
lol
Commented on 2008-04-08 16:07:34
Yeah no, Im not paying for the PS3 version when its 5 months later, Guitar Hero 4 it is!

Good work EA, i was looking forward to it but now you can go piss of.
Commented on 2008-04-08 16:25:17
Way too over-priced. I think I'll just get the game & drums seperately. I already have a GH guitar, and the XBL head set can be used as a mic too.
Commented on 2008-04-08 16:33:38
Just for the record, EA have confirmed that the prices on IGN are accurate: http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=13...

GBP 180/ EUR 240 for the set. Yes, that's more than twice the US price. They're paying GBP 85 or EUR 107.
Commented on 2008-04-08 17:11:03
EA did't want to release the game because of the high price (euro strength) and all fans were disapointed about that, now that EA is trying to release the game in europe everone is getting angry.
Commented on 2008-04-08 18:59:34
Rockband can suck my fucking cock!! (devs, censor that if you feel the need).
Being released more than what, 6 months later? Fuck them. If they dont want my money, they wont get it either..
There is NO reason what so ever they didnt do a worldwide release like Guitar Hero 3 did, except for the strong Euro. Well fuck those greedy fucks at EA then.

As i said, if they didnt want my money, fine, they aint getting it. I was really looking forward to Rockband, until i saw that it had absolutely no release date what so ever here in Europe, so i just went with GH3 and im glad i did. Nothing wrong with that game what so ever.

This just makes me so angry. They think they can treat customers however they want. Well forget it, at least 1 customer lost mr. EA.
Commented on 2008-04-08 19:06:53 In reply to Johnny_Holiday
this is an outrage! I guess I have to import the US Version - does it run on a PAL 360?
Posted by Johnny_Holiday
EA did't want to release the game because of the high price (euro strength) and all fans were disapointed about that, now that EA is trying to release the game in europe everone is getting angry.
paying double the price sure makes people angry - what's not 2 understand? (if you're not working for EA that is ...)
Commented on 2008-04-08 19:14:23
Wow at the price. You could get really nice CPU or GPU at that price or Nintendo Wii / 360. I don't even want to think what DLC is going to cost :/ Hmm and only for 360... I can't really believe this. At least with PS3 you can import it. I have heard that 360 version is region locked...
Commented on 2008-04-08 19:29:45 In reply to docLEXfisti
Posted by docLEXfisti
this is an outrage! I guess I have to import the US Version - does it run on a PAL 360?



paying double the price sure makes people angry - what's not 2 understand? (if you're not working for EA that is ...)
have you seen that the 1 euro is 1.55 dollars? It's impossible for EA to sell the game at the same price in europe as in US...
Commented on 2008-04-08 19:34:16
Usually game prices are made with 1$=1€. That's not the thing I am angry but it seems this same thing can be get 170$ compared to 240€ here... Thats quite big jump. In fact it's ~1.4X more than games usually are with 1$=1€. I might have calculated something wrongly but still...
Commented on 2008-04-08 20:21:33
they atleast could have done 1$=1€.
Commented on 2008-04-08 21:26:52
Where can I import the US PS3 version from?
Commented on 2008-04-09 01:35:31
From Amazon.com probably.

But the thing with importing is, if a peripheral breaks (which happens often I hear), they can't replace it hence why not many people are importing.

But I might just do that, it'll be cheaper and looks like the wait for PS3 fans are loooooooooong.

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