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Rock Band 2 DLC coming to Wiis in "early 2009"

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Dec 2008 20:36 User comments (7)

Rock Band 2 DLC coming to Wiis in "early 2009" Harmonix has assured gamers that although it was promised in September and delayed, downloadable content (DLC) for the Wii version of Rock Band 2 will be coming soon.
"The downloadable content is in the final testing stages and Harmonix is working as fast as possible to deliver the 20 free bonus songs for Rock Band 2, plus an additional 30 songs from the Rock Band DLC Catalog to fans as early in 2009 as possible," notes the company. "As soon as we can announce a firm date, you can be sure the Rock Band community will be the first to know."

20 free bonus tracks will be identical to those in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game, but the company has not yet leaked what the other 30 tracks will be.


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7 user comments

127.12.2008 20:55

umm dlc for wii? no thanks i got like 3 vc games and im almost out of room already...if there going to keep adding to there catalog of dlc, vc and wiiware games they better figure out a storage solution and not be like last year and tell everyone that wanted a hard drive to get lost.

227.12.2008 23:57

I agree, the 512MB of storage does not good DLC make.

I'm fine with the Track Packs, thank you very much.

328.12.2008 13:12
atomicxl
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Originally posted by nintenut:
I agree, the 512MB of storage does not good DLC make.

I'm fine with the Track Packs, thank you very much.
My sister just got a Wii and I noticed that it had an SD card slot on it. Can't you just download it to that? They make them in gigs and I doubt these Rock Band songs are in a uncompressed file format.

428.12.2008 16:01

Quote:
Originally posted by nintenut:
I agree, the 512MB of storage does not good DLC make.

I'm fine with the Track Packs, thank you very much.
My sister just got a Wii and I noticed that it had an SD card slot on it. Can't you just download it to that? They make them in gigs and I doubt these Rock Band songs are in a uncompressed file format.

Oh, I wish. You can copy files to the SD card, but can't run anything from it. Channels and DLC can only be executed from the Wii's internal memory.

529.12.2008 19:41

If you have only 3 vc games and are almost out of room, something is up with your Wii. I have around 10 and still have space left.

Might want to do a bit of research before complaining. With both Rock Band 2 and GHWT you can save DLC to the SD card. You do however need enough space in the Wii internal memory to hold at least one song as the song is copied from the memory card to the internal memory when it is selected.

So no, you can't run the file directly from the card...but it can be used to store all the DLC and the individual songs will be copied to the internal memory as needed (and deleted automatically).

630.12.2008 1:01

Originally posted by jasonamd:
If you have only 3 vc games and are almost out of room, something is up with your Wii. I have around 10 and still have space left.

Might want to do a bit of research before complaining. With both Rock Band 2 and GHWT you can save DLC to the SD card. You do however need enough space in the Wii internal memory to hold at least one song as the song is copied from the memory card to the internal memory when it is selected.

So no, you can't run the file directly from the card...but it can be used to store all the DLC and the individual songs will be copied to the internal memory as needed (and deleted automatically).

Oh! I'm sorry for the misinformation...

717.5.2009 0:09

Maybe someone in this thread can help me...

i downloaded some RB2 DLC songs, then ran out of room on my wii. i copied the songs to my sd card so that i could delete the data on my wii and clear up more room to download more songs. the thing is, when i try to copy the second set of songs from my wii to my sd card, it says the file already exists (because, of course, the data is called the same thing for both sets of downloaded songs - "Rock Band 2 DLC").

is there a way to download songs straight to my sd card? or, perhaps, a way to combine the data files? or will i have to save the two sets of DLC data on different sd cards, and switch cards when i want to play the other set of DLC songs?

i'm not even sure if any of my questions make sense...but thank you!!

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