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Harmonix, MTV Games and EA To Ship Rock Band to Seven Additional Countries This Year

Award-Winning Music Game Coming To Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg.

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 14, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ — Rock Band’s global tour will stop in seven additional countries this year! Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, and MTV Games, a division of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), along with marketing and distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq: ERTS), today confirmed plans to release the award-winning music video game Rock Band in seven additional countries later this year.

Rock Band will have an exclusive launch window on the Xbox 360(TM) videogame and entertainment console from Microsoft in Italy, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg and will ship on July 24. Rock Band will be available for additional platforms in these territories later this fall.

Rock Band is an all-new platform for music fans and gamers to interact with music. The game challenges players to put together a band and tour for fame and fortune, mastering lead/bass guitar, drums and vocals. With more master recordings than any other music game, Rock Band features some of the world’s biggest rock artists and spans every genre of rock ranging from alternative and classic rock to heavy metal and punk.

In addition to the 58 tracks from the North American release, Rock Band will feature nine additional tracks for its European release, including:

  • Die Toten Hosen “Hier Kommt Alex”
  • Juli “Perfekte Welle”
  • H-Block X “Countdown to Insanity”
  • Blur “Beetlebum” *
  • Oasis “Rock ‘n’ roll star”
  • Tokio Hotel “Monsoon”
  • Muse “Hysteria”
  • Les Wampas “Manu Chao”
  • Playmo “New Wave”

(*indicates cover song)

Rock Band features more than 200 songs available to date on disc and via purchase and download in North America and Europe, with more available every week. Tracks are available for 160 Microsoft Points each on Xbox 360. For a complete list of Rock Band songs available for purchase to date, please go to www.rockband.com/dlc.

Since its North American release in 2007, Rock Band has garnered over 40 awards including Game Critics Award: Best of Show E3 2007 and three awards at The 11th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards including Outstanding Innovation in Gaming, Family Game of the Year, and Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack.

Rock Band is rated 12+ by PEGI: Sex, Bad Language, PEGI Online.

For more information on Rock Band and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com.

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Date: July 14, 2008

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