On September 30th it was officially announced on the Rock Band forum that AC/DC is coming to the hugely popular Harmonix title. Though their song “Let There be Rock” is playable for Rock Band 2, currently out on the Xbox 360 and soon for the PS3, the band will also be getting the stand-alone treatment for both the original Rock Band and its sequel. Available only on disc and not a part of the DLC, the installment will be titled AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack and hits store shelves on November 2nd for the 360, PS3 and PS2. The Wii version will follow two weeks later on November 16th. The disc features the 18 songs as performed by AC/DC at the legendary Live At Donington show. Among the list are Back in Black, Thunderstruck, Moneytalks, T.N.T., Helles Bells, and Let There Be Rock.
The track pack will be on sale exclusively to Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores for the retail price of $39.88 for the PS3, 360, and Wii editions while the PS2 version is set at $29.88. The deal follows with other AC/DC releases that in the past have been exclusive to the 2 stores. Although on disc, the game will also feature a one-time use export code in the manual that will allow players to export tracks from the disc into either Rock Band 1 or 2. Aside from a slightly steep price, the only sad news is that none of the band members will be featured as playable characters in the game. I suppose I can always create my own crazy adult schoolboy guitarist.