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Prey Original Game Soundtrack Now Available

May 2, 2017 – Ahead of Prey’s global release on May 5th, the full Original Game Soundtrack is now available! You can listen to the game’s original tracks on Spotify or Apple Music right now, or pick it up on iTunes, Amazon Music or Google Play. Even better, you can check out Mick Gordon’s music in the free demo, available right now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

No stranger to space, Mick’s work has appeared in a plethora of games in partnership with Bethesda Softworks, including a recent trip to Mars with the award winning soundtrack for DOOM from id Software. However, Mick took Prey in completely different direction, building a diverse soundtrack that combines ambient arpeggiated guitars and heart thumping synth beats. The result lends itself perfectly to the tense, menacing journey to uncovering the mysteries surrounding Talos I and facing off against the alien threat that has taken over the station. Be sure to check out Bethesda.net for more details.

The Prey: Original Game Soundtrack full track list includes:

  • “The Experiment” byMick Gordon
  • “Everything Is Going to Be Okay” byMick Gordon
  • “Typhon Voices” byMick Gordon
  • “The Phantoms” byMick Gordon
  • “Into the Tunnels” byMatt Piersall
  • “Human Elements” byMick Gordon
  • “The Truth Will Set You Free” byMick Gordon
  • “No Gravity” byMick Gordon
  • “Alex Theme” by Mick Gordon
  • “December and January” by Mick Gordon
  • “Neuromods” by Mick Gordon
  • “Stranded” byBen Crossbones
  • “Semi Sacred Geometry” byRaphael Colantonio and Matt Piersall
  • “Mind Game” byRaphael Colantonio, Production and Electronics by Matt Piersall

Prey is the highly anticipated first-person sci-fi action game from Arkane Studios set to launch worldwide on Friday, May 5th on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. In addition, a free Prey demo is now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, allowing fans to board Talos I and play the opening hour before the game launches. Prey has been rated M for mature by the ESRB. For more information about the game please visit: prey.bethesda.net.

Alan Menken Announces One Man Show at D23 Expo

BURBANK, Calif. (April 20, 2017) – Disney aficionados, film buffs, and musical theater fans can expect a show like no other when eight-time Oscar®-winner Alan Menken performs his own music and shares entertaining anecdotes about his unrivaled career at D23 Expo 2017. His songs and music have enchanted audiences around the world, and now they will thrill D23 Expo guests with two performances of his exciting new one-man show, A Whole New World of Alan Menken, on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. in Hall D23 of the Anaheim Convention Center.

Menken has won more Academy Awards® than any other living individual. He has received 11 Grammy® Awards, seven Golden Globes, a Tony Award,® and19 Academy Award® nominations. He has been credited with introducing a whole new generation to musicals through such box office hits as Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted, and Tangled, as well as the Broadway shows Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act, Newsies, A Bronx Tale, and the ABC television series Galavant.

The one-man show is written and performed by Menken and directed by Richard Kraft, the creative director of the highly acclaimed Disney’s The Little Mermaid in Concert at The Hollywood Bowl starring Sara Bareilles and Rebel Wilson, as well as the upcoming La La Land in Concert: A Live-To-Film Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl.

A Whole New World of Alan Menken is produced by Laura Engel and Richard Kraft and Alison Ahart Williams and Tim Fox, whose credits include The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert at the Hollywood BowlDisney’s The Little Mermaid in Concert at The Hollywood BowlLive from Lincoln Center: Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton, which recently won two Emmy® awards for its PBS broadcast, and the upcoming La La Land in Concert: A Live-To-Film Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl.

Alan Menken’s music and lyrics have been an integral part of the fabric of our lives since his first works were produced nearly 40 years ago. Song and score credits for film musicals include The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast (animated and live-action versions), Newsies, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Home on the Range, Enchanted, and Tangled. His stage musicals include Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Carol, The Little Mermaid, Sister Act, Leap of Faith, Newsies, Aladdin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and A Bronx Tale. His television credits include writing songs for the ABC series Galavant, and his chart-topping songs include “Beauty and the Beast,” “A Whole New World,” “Colors of the Wind,” and “Go the Distance.” Menken’s notable achievements include induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Billboard’s No. 1 single (“A Whole New World”) and No. 1 album (Pocahontas). In 2001, he received the distinction of being named a Disney Legend.

Experiences are subject to change. Additional details are available at D23expo.com.

Ticketsfor D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for one-day adult admission and $59 for children 3–9. Membersof D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission and $53 for children 3–9. Multi-day tickets are also available. For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2017, visit D23expo.com.

January Rock Band DLC Revealed

Boston – January 3, 2017 – This November marks Rock Band’s tenth anniversary. As part of the year-long celebration, Harmonix announced today that it will be making some of the series’ most popular on-disc tracks available for purchase as DLC throughout the year. The festivities kick off when the following tracks become available on both Xbox One and PlayStation®4 later this month for $1.99 per track:
  • The All-American Rejects – “Swing, Swing” (Appeared on Lego Rock Band)
  • Blue Öyster Cult – “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” (Appeared on Rock Band)
  • Kansas – “Carry On Wayward Son” (Appeared on Rock Band 2)
Starting off the month’s DLC is “More Metal Pack 01”, the first of three packs to be released this month. The following songs will be available Thursday, January 5, as part of the More Metal Pack 01 on both Xbox One and PlayStation®4 for $5.49 or $1.99 per track:
  • Avenged Sevenfold – “The Stage”
  • Megadeth – “Trust”
  • Slipknot – “Dead Memories”
The full list of songs coming to the Rock Band 4 DLC library this month is as follows:
  • The All-American Rejects – “Swing, Swing”
  • Avenged Sevenfold – “The Stage”
  • Blue Öyster Cult – “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”
  • Fun. – “Some Nights”
  • Kansas – “Carry On Wayward Son”
  • Lady Gaga – “Applause”
  • Lady Gaga – “A-YO”
  • Lady Gaga – “The Edge of Glory”
  • Megadeth – “Trust”
  • OMI – “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)
  • Slipknot – “Dead Memories”
  • Toto – “Hold the Line”

Stay tuned to the Harmonix blog, as well as Rock Band’s Twitter and Facebook pages for gameplay reveals throughout the month.

Gameplay Notes
“The Stage” by Avenged Sevenfold starts off our newest DLC pack. A whopping eight and a half minutes long, “The Stage” is a force to be reckoned with. With devil horn difficulty on both drums and guitar, this is a Metal-lover’s dream. There is an extremely challenging intro for drums – we recommend getting into Practice Mode to nail those double kicks down. There’s plenty of tricky guitar parts outside of the song’s three guitar solos that will also need some special attention to perfect.

The next song in the More Metal Pack 01 is “Trust” by Megadeth. Peaking at #5, the Grammy-nominated “Trust” would become the bands highest charting Billboard Mainstream Rock single.  Another track in the pack with three shredding guitar solos, “Trust” will have plenty of movement throughout the tune for guitarists and their bandmates. Be careful in the second guitar solo, as the difficulty spikes for that one.

Rounding out our Metal-focused DLC is Slipknot’s “Dead Memories”. Culled from their platinum-selling album All Hope Is Gone, “Dead Memories” has multiple gameplay highlights. Drummers should take note of that tricky drum pattern during the bridge of this song. And, for you Pro Drummers out there, the chart is notably different for you due to a healthy mixing of toms and cymbals at the same time. Cymbals can really make all the difference!

About Rock Band
The latest entry into one of the best-selling and most beloved game franchises of all time, Rock Band Rivals adds online multiplayer, a new look and feel and a hilarious new campaign mode to Rock Band 4. The first Rock Band to be approached as a platform, Rock Band 4 has seen regular updates since its October 2015 launch, including the addition of several free, community-requested features like Practice mode and Setlists.

Last December, Oculus and Harmonix announced Rock Band VR, a completely new music simulation experience coming exclusively to the Oculus Rift.

For more information on Rock Band and to stay up to date with the latest news and announcements, head over to the Rock Band blog or follow @RockBandon Twitter for updates.

Age of Conan Composer Returns for Conan Exiles

Oslo, Norway – December 22nd, 2016 – Funcom is thrilled to announce that Knut Avenstroup Haugen, the award-winning composer of the beloved and critically acclaimed ‘Age of Conan’ soundtrack, will once again return to produce new music for the world’s most famous barbarian. Haugen is joining Funcom to create an all-new soundtrack for the studio’s upcoming open-world survival game ‘Conan Exiles’ which enters Early Access on PC January 31st, 2017, followed by Xbox One Game Preview in Spring 2017.

“We are incredibly excited to have Knut join us once again,” says Creative Director at Funcom, Joel Bylos. “The music he created for ‘Age of Conan’ stands among the best ever made for gaming, and it helped bring the world of Hyboria to life for millions of players all around the world. We have listened to some of what he is working on for ‘Conan Exiles’ and all we can say is that players have something truly special to look forward to.”

“Returning to the Conan universe is an absolute pleasure, and I am very happy to once again be working with the team at Funcom,” says Knut Avenstroup Haugen. “The world of Conan is incredibly rich in culture and history, and it is a fantastic source of inspiration that allows me as a composer to explore a variety of different musical themes and soundscapes.”

The music for ‘Age of Conan’ as well as its expansions has received nominations for Best Score from several prestigious awards. Knut Avenstroup Haugen won the Best Original Song award at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for ‘Age of Conan: The Savage Coast of Turan’ and also won Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media from the International Film Music Critics Association. The original ‘Age of Conan’ soundtrack is available on Amazon.com for streaming and purchase. The soundtrack to ‘Conan Exiles’ will be made available after the launch of Early Access on PC. In addition to the sample released today, some of the new music will also be made available through various ‘Conan Exiles´ videos to be released in January.

Conan Exiles is an open-world survival game set in the brutal lands of Conan the Barbarian, the world’s greatest fantasy hero. The game can be played on private and public servers, either in multiplayer or local single-player. In the world of Conan Exiles, survival is more than tracking down food and water. Journey through a vast, seamless world filled with the ruins of ancient civilizations, uncovering its dark history and buried secrets as you seek to conquer and dominate the exiled lands. Conan Exiles will be released into Early Access on the PC on 31 January 2017 and will hit the Xbox One Game Preview Program in Spring 2017.

You can learn more about Conan Exiles on www.conanexiles.com.

Ubisoft Announces New Acoustic Update for Rocksmith 2014 Edition

SAN FRANCISCO – December 13, 2016Today, Ubisoft® announced that Rocksmith® 2014 Edition – Remastered will now feature all-new acoustic instrument support, allowing acoustic players to join the four million people who have learned to play guitar and bass through the award-winning Rocksmith® method, the fastest way to learn guitar.*

The free update comes with three new modes including Microphone Mode, Disconnected Mode and Endless Replay Mode in Guitarcade. With Microphone Mode, players can go acoustic. They will be able to plug in a dedicated USB microphone to a console or computer that will detect the notes played on an acoustic instrument. By placing the microphone near their acoustic guitar or bass, players will be able to take full advantage of Rocksmith without plugging in their instrument.

Disconnected Mode enables players to learn songs without plugging in an input device. With this mode, note detection is deactivated and players can read the notes on the screen for more casual practice sessions. Now with Endless Replay Mode, players are able to immediately restart their session in Guitarcade rather than starting back at the game menu after each round.

“We’ve been looking for a way to bring Rocksmith to aspiring acoustic players for a long time, so we’re thrilled to unveil today’s updates,” said Nao Higo, executive producer, Ubisoft San Francisco. “This year our song catalog grew to more than 900 tracks, and we added new features for all players with the free remastered upgrade.  Now, millions of acoustic guitarists can enjoy Rocksmith too. We’re focused on providing our players with the best guitar learning experience possible and will continue looking for ways to grow and support our community.”

Along with these new modes, players can now edit their song lists from the Learn a Song menu, as well as the Nonstop Play menu. There is also the added ability to choose other arrangements in Score Attack and the ability to replay the Welcome to Rocksmith introductory lesson, as well as an updated Calibration sequence for greater accuracy. The new update will be distributed as a free patch for users on all platforms.

For more information about Rocksmith 2014 Edition – Remastered, please visit rocksmith.com.

 

For the latest on all of Ubisoft’s games, please visit ubiblog.com.

*Research Strategy Group Inc. – March 2013 – US nationwide in-home placement study

New Rock Band Rivals DLC Announced

Boston – October 31, 2016 – Huge new releases and iconic hits from the 80s, 90s, 00s and 10s join the Rock Band 4 DLC music library this month. Kicking off the month is a “Hootie & The Blowfish Pack 01”, which will be available tomorrow, November 1, on both Xbox One and PlayStation®4 for $5.49. Each song can also be purchased individually for $1.99 per track:

  • Hootie & The Blowfish – “Hold My Hand”
  • Hootie & The Blowfish – “Only Wanna Be With You”
  • Hootie & The Blowfish – “Let Her Cry”

In celebration of Friday’s release of Bon Jovi’s thirteenth studio album, This House Is Not For Sale, a new single from this album will join their 12 other career-spanning hit tracks in the Rock Band 4 DLC music library on Thursday, November 3 for $1.99:

  • Bon Jovi – “Born Again Tomorrow

Other artists set to contribute new tracks to join Rock Band throughout the month of November include:

  • Avril Lavigne
  • Bruno Mars
  • Coldplay
  • The Cure
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Fine Young Cannibals
  • … and more

Stay tuned to the Harmonix blog, as well as Rock Band’s Twitter and Facebook pages, for exciting DLC announcements and gameplay reveals throughout the month.

Gameplay Notes
“Hold My Hand” opens the new DLC pack. This tune is great for the full band, as there is a little something for everyone. Bassists have a constantly active bassline that will be a blast to hold down. Darius Rucker, vocalist of Hootie & The Blowfish, accomplishes a fantastic vocal performance in this track with plenty of variety and vocal runs. Singers will have plenty to practice with this one!

An iconic hit from Hootie & The Blowfish, “Only Wanna Be With You”, joins the Music Library this week. Featuring an energetic beat on drums to a fun guitar solo, this track is sure to be a staple in your ‘90s setlist. The track also includes an interesting and varied bassline and catchy vocal harmony charts.

Another bass-centric tune, “Let Her Cry”, finishes up this week’s pack. Bassists will have the spotlight in this one as well, with an interesting countermelody sprinkled throughout the tune. “Let Her Cry” is an excellent tune for beginner rockers.

Bon Jovi is back with memorable guitar riffs and driving drums in “Born Again Tomorrow”. An awesome addition to any music library as Bon Jovi returns to their unique brand of Jersey-born rock ‘n’ roll. This song will be fun for players of all skill levels with challenging vocals and fret-work.

Just Dance 2017 Full Track List Released

SAN FRANCISCO – October 14, 2016 Today, Ubisoft revealed the full tracklist for Just Dance®2017, the latest installment in the best-selling* dance game franchise of all time. With more than 60 million games sold in the franchise since its debut in 2009 and 80 million players, Just Dance is back with its most diverse tracklist to date. Just Dance® 2017 is coming to all motion-control gaming platforms, including Wii U™, Wii™, NX system,** Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on October 25 and for the first time in the history of the franchise, the game will also be launched digitally on Windows PC onOctober 27.

This year, the game includes more than 40 hit tracks, such as “Cheap Thrills” by Sia ft. Sean Paul and “Sorry” by Justin Bieber, and classic favorites like “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen and quirky tunes such as “Oishii Oishii” by Wanko Ni Mero Mero. Additionally, the brand new Maroon 5 track that debuted this week, “Don’t Wanna Know” will also be included in the game.

The complete Just Dance 2017 tracklist includes:

  • “All About Us” – Jordan Fisher
  • “Bailar” – Deorro Ft. Elvis Crespo
  • “Bang” – Anitta
  • “Bonbon” – Era Istrefi
  • “Cake By The Ocean” – DNCE
  • “Can’t Feel My Face”- The Weeknd
  • “Carnaval Boom”- Latino Sunset
  • “Cheap Thrills”- Sia Ft. Sean Paul
  • “Cola Song”- INNA Ft. J Balvin
  • “DADDY” – PSY Ft. CL of 2NE1
  • “Don’t Stop Me Now” – Queen
  • “Don’t Wanna Know” – Maroon 5
  • “Dragostea Din Tei” – O-Zone
  • “El Tiki”- Maluma
  • “Ghost In The Keys” – Halloween Thrills
  • “Groove” – Jack & Jack
  • “Hips Don’t Lie” – Shakira Ft. Wyclef Jean
  • “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll”- Fast Forward Highway
  • “Into You” – Ariana Grande
  • “La Bicicleta” – Carlos Vives & Shakira
  • “Last Christmas” – Santa Clones
  • “Lean On” – Major Lazer Ft. MØ & DJ Snake
  • “Leila” – Cheb Salama
  • “Let Me Love You” – DJ Snake Ft. Justin Bieber (Ubi Club Reward)
  • “Like I Would” –  Zayn
  • “Little Swing” –  AronChupa Ft. Little Sis Nora
  • “Oishii Oishii” – Wanko Ni Mero Mero
  • “PoPiPo”  – Hatsune Miku
  • “RADICAL” – Dyro & Dannic
  • “Run The Night” – Gigi Rowe
  • “Scream & Shout” – Will.i.am Ft. Britney Spears
  • “September” – Equinox Stars
  • “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” – Beyonce
  • “Sorry” – Justin Bieber
  • “Te Dominar” – Daya Luz
  • “Tico-Tico no Fubá” – The Frankie Bostello Orchestra
  • “Watch Me (Whip/ Nae Nae)” – Silentó
  • “What Is Love” – Ultraclub 90
  • “Wherever I Go” – OneRepublic
  • “Worth It” – Fifth Harmoney Ft. Kid Ink

Players can start warming up for Just Dance 2017 now with the free demo of “Sorry” from Justin Bieber, downloadable on Xbox Live, PlayStation®Network and the Nintendo eShop. Additionally, the Just Dance Controller App also makes the game more accessible for players on new-gen consoles by allowing players to dance without additional accessories such as cameras.

For players who just can’t get enough dancing, Just Dance® Unlimited, the dance-on-demand subscription streaming service, available for current-gen consoles owners and PC players, will offer a catalog of more than 200 songs at launch and access to exclusive tracks and new content that will be added through the year. The Standard version of Just Dance 2017 will include three months access to Just Dance Unlimited on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U and Digital PC.

For the latest information on Just Dance 2017, the Just Dance® Controller App, or Just Dance®Unlimited, please visit: www.justdancegame.com.

Follow Just Dance on Twitter @JustDanceGame and use hashtag #JustDance2017.

Harmonix reveals 18 Rock Band DLC tracks for October

Boston – October 3, 2016 – In celebration of the October 18 release of Rock Band™ Rivals, Harmonix revealed 18 new tracks that will be joining the Rock Band 4 DLC music library this month. The first two will be available for purchase tomorrow, October 4, on both Xbox One and PlayStation®4 for $1.99 per track:

  • Harvey Danger – “Flagpole Sitta”
  • Jane’s Addiction – “Stop”

Other new tracks set to join Rock Band throughout the month of October include:

  • Andy Grammer – “Honey, I’m Good.”
  • The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer”
  • Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better”
  • Sia ft. Sean Paul – “Cheap Thrills”

The following songs will be available on October 18th for free to players who pre-order the Rock Band Rivals Wireless Jaguar™ Bundle ($89.99), Rock Band Rivals Band Kit ($199.99) or the Rock Band Rivals Digital Download($29.99). They will also be joining the Rock Band 4 DLC music library later this month for $1.99 per track or as part of the “Rock Band Rivals Launch Pack” bundle for $15.99:

  • Bring Me The Horizon –“Happy Song”
  • Capital Cities –“Safe and Sound”
  • Eagle-Eye Cherry –“Save Tonight
  • The Neighbourhood –“Sweater Weather”
  • Of Monsters And Men –“Little Talks”
  • Pharrell Williams –“Happy“
  • Semisonic –“Closing Time”
  • Sia –“Chandelier”
  • Skillet –“Feel Invincible”
  • Weezer –“King of the World”

The following Amazon-exclusive pre-order bonus tracks will also be available later this month:

  • Maroon 5 – “One More Night”
  • Matchbox Twenty – “3am

Pre-orders for Rock Band Rivals, which adds online multiplayer and a hilarious new campaign mode to Rock Band, are currently available digitally and in a new suite of retail bundles. Pre-order bonuses, including additional bonus songs and custom guitar controllers, are available at select retailers and will be awarded until the pre-order period ends on October 17. For more details visit http://www.rockband4.com/.

2K Reveals Mafia III Licensed Soundtrack

New York, NY – August 22, 2016 2K and Hangar 13 today revealed the complete soundtrack of more than 100 quintessential 1960s tracks for Mafia III, the next installment in the popular organized crime game series launching on October 7, 2016 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC.

Mafia III will treat players to an incredible soundtrack of more than 100 licensed songs from an iconic era in music,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K.  “I’m confident that the rich canvas of nostalgic artists and songs that defined the 1960s will further connect players to the immersive open world of 1968 New Bordeaux.”

Mafia III is set in the open world of 1968 New Bordeaux, a reimagined version of New Orleans bustling with activity and complete with era-inspired cars, fashion and an eclectic mix of music from the period.  Players will enjoy over 100 tracks from some of the most memorable years in music, including:

  • The Rolling Stones: “Paint it, Black,” “Sympathy for the Devil” and more;
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival: “Bad Moon Rising,” “Fortunate Son” and more;
  • Sam and Dave: “Soul Man” and “Hold on, I’m Comin’”;
  • Steppenwolf: “Born To Be Wild” and ”Desperation”;
  • Aretha Franklin: “Respect” and ”Chain of Fools”;
  • Jefferson Airplane: “Somebody To Love” and “White Rabbit”;
  • Sam Cooke: “Wonderful World,” “Bring it on Home to Me” and more;
  • The Temptations: “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” and ”I Wish It Would Rain”;
  • Cream: “White Room”;
  • Johnny Cash: “Ring Of Fire” and “Folsom Prison Blues (Live)”;
  • The Beach Boys: “Help Me, Rhonda” and “Wouldn’t it be Nice”.

For a complete track listing of the licensed soundtrack for Mafia III, visit https://mafiagame.com/en/news/view/en-more-than-100-songs-in-mafia-iii-licensed-soundtrack-details.

“The 1960s marked some of the best years for artistic expression.  From rhythm and blues to the transformative progression of rock and roll, it is critical for us to represent this era accurately and authentically in Mafia III,” said Haden Blackman, studio head and creative director at Hangar 13.  “This soundtrack immerses players into a golden age of music that includes some of the greatest and most beloved artists and music of all time.”

Consumers can listen to a sampling of the soundtrack on Pandora to begin immersing themselves in the world of 1968 New Bordeaux before Mafia III’s release on October 7, 2016.  To listen to a selection of theMafia III soundtrack on Pandora, visit: http://www.Pandora.com/Mafia3Hitlist.

In addition to this highly compelling curated soundtrack, Mafia III also tapped two of the gaming industry’s greatest composers, Jesse Harlin and Jim Bonney, who composed an original score that will be featured during gunfights, cut scenes and other in-game moments.  The Mafia III Original Game Score features 26 songs from the game, and will be available for digital purchase from participating online retailers soon. For more details, visit: https://mafiagame.com/en/news/view/en-more-than-100-songs-in-mafia-iii-licensed-soundtrack-details.

The limited Mafia III Collector’s Edition ($149.99 MSRP) is available for pre-order now and is packed with physical and digital items, providing a window into the sights and sounds of 1968 New Bordeaux, including the official soundtrack and original game score on 180 gram vinyl, a collectable art book, art prints, and more.  For complete details on the limited Mafia III Collector’s Edition, visit: https://mafiagame.com/en/news/view/en-whats-inside-mafia-iii-collectors-edition/.

The standard and limited deluxe editions of Mafia III are also available for pre-order.  Those who pre-order any edition of Mafia III from participating retailers will receive the Family Kick-Back, which includes three exclusive lieutenant-themed vehicle and weapon gifts available to players at launch.

Mafia III will be available October 7, 2016 for PS4™ system, Xbox One and Windows PC.  Mafia III is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.  For more information on Mafia III, subscribe on YouTube, follow us on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook and visit http://MafiaGame.com.

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Rock Band 4 August DLC Announced

BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 1, 2016 – Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. announced today that ten new songs will be added to the Rock Band™ DLC music library this month. The first two songs will be available on both Xbox One and PlayStation®4 Tuesday, August 2 for $1.99 per track:

  • Counting Crows – “Mr. Jones”
  • Robin Thicke ft. Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”

The remaining artists set to join Rock Band in August are listed below, with specific tracks to be announced and made available throughout the month:

  • The Barbazons
  • Belinda Carlisle
  • Heart
  • Jason Mraz
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Tonic
  • Vertical Horizon
  • Winger

Last month, Harmonix opened pre-orders for Rock Band Rivals, a new expansion pack available in a new suite of retail bundles for Rock Band 4 at http://www.rockband4.com/. Players who pre-order will receive a ten-song bonus DLC pack for free at launch. Pre-order bonus songs* include:

  • Bring Me The Horizon – “Happy Song”
  • Capital Cities – “Safe and Sound”
  • Eagle-Eye Cherry – “Save Tonight
  • The Neighbourhood – “Sweater Weather”
  • Of Monsters And Men – “Little Talks”
  • Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
  • Semisonic – “Closing Time”
  • Sia – “Chandelier”
  • Skillet – “Feel Invincible”
  • Weezer – “King of the World”

Additional pre-order bonuses, including additional bonus songs and custom guitar controllers, are available at select retailers. Visit http://www.rockband4.com/ for details.

*All pre-order bonus songs will eventually be available for purchase as DLC