It’s no secret that we here at Buttonbasher love Rock Band. Eventually after the 360/PS3/PS2 releases, EA confirmed the development of the Wii version of Rock Band. Just today, Harmonix issued has issued a press release confirming the release date and features of the game.
The Special Edition Rock Band Bundle for Wii will be landing in retail on June 22, with separate instruments available on the same day.
Having a solid release date is very nice, but what about the core game? That’s a concern for some people.
They add in another post that the Wii version will be almost identical to the PS2 version and will contain 5 extras songs.
If that’s the case, that means the Wii version will have:
– No Custom Characters
– No Band World Tour
– No Online
– No Downloadable Content
Which would be disappointing since I know many Wii owners who would love to purchase it. They love the idea of creating their own characters and progressing cooperatively in Band World Tour.
So what future can we expect with the Wii Version? My money is on expansion discs.
The full press release can be found here