Rock Band 4 reveals 10 new songs as pre-orders open at retail

Rock Band 4 has revealed another handful of songs as pre-orders open at retailers. Xbox One owners, you may need to open your wallets a little more for this one.

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Harmonix has announced that retailer pre-orders for Rock Band 4 are now open. The music series' revival previously opened pre-orders on digital storefronts, but it's now available to those that would rather get it through a more traditional format. To celebrate, another ten tracks have been unveiled.

The latest ten tracks to join Rock Band 4 are:

  • .38 Special – "Caught Up In You"
  • Arctic Monkeys – "Arabella"
  • The Both – "Milwaukee"
  • Cake – "Short Skirt/Long Jacket"
  • Little Big Town – "Little White Church"
  • Lucius – "Turn It Around"
  • The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – "The Impression That I Get"
  • The Protomen – "Light Up The Night"
  • Soundgarden – "Superunknown"
  • Tijuana Sweetheart – "Pistol Whipped"

Here's the part that Rock Band users may want to pay attention to and that involves backwards compatability with last-gen hardware. While it appears that Rock Band 4 will support instruments from previous generations, it looks like the Xbox One version of the game will require an extra piece of hardware called the Legacy Controller Adapter. This will up the total package on Xbox One to $79.99. The PlayStation 4 will not need any such adapter, so players can pick up the base game for $59.99 and use most of their PS3 instruments without any additional adapters.

Our own John Gaudiosi also recently had the opportunity to talk to Rock Band 4 producer Daniel Sussman a few weeks ago at Gamescom 2015. You can check that interview out below.

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    August 24, 2015 9:25 AM

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      August 24, 2015 9:50 AM

      I'm really bummed it appears Microsoft isn't going to allow the legacy adapter to work with any of the previous wired instruments.

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        August 24, 2015 9:57 AM

        That is a big problem for me since my drums and guitars are wired :(
        I knew they would not allow this since it would open the door for other peripherals to work on the Xbox One such as fight sticks.

        You know the irony... if I stream my Xbox One to Windows 10, my 360 fight stick works fine in Killer Instinct.

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          August 24, 2015 11:03 AM

          You want more irony, not irony bullshit, I have a $200 Xbox One Fight Stick that doesn't fully work in Windows. The 360 and Playstation work fine though.

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        August 24, 2015 9:57 AM

        You and me both, buddy.

        RIP Guitar Hero 2 axe. We've rocked out for almost 10 years, but it's finally over.

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        August 24, 2015 10:24 AM

        What's the point of the adapter then?

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          August 24, 2015 10:26 AM

          It's looking like since the Xbone and 360 are on totally different architectures, the old wireless hardware won't run without an adapter.

          PS4 has no such problem, since a workaround has been discovered long ago.

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            August 24, 2015 10:33 AM

            Yeah, so you can get the adapter and then use legacy wired instruments? Is this what the article is saying?

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              August 24, 2015 10:41 AM

              Ah my mistake. The new adapter only allows wireless legacy instruments to work. Guess I can't use my precision bass :(

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            August 24, 2015 10:45 AM

            i think i'd be interested in getting the old drums going but i think the guitars were unreliable POS anyway so i'm hoping they've made better instruments this time around

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        August 24, 2015 10:36 AM

        oh fuck. this would take out the current ION drum kit brain, wouldn't it?

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        August 24, 2015 10:40 AM

        Well FUCK this pretty much confirms that the ION kit will not work. Here's the official page on compatibility:

        http://madcatz.com/rockband4roadie/

        All wireless

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        August 24, 2015 10:45 AM

        Well, fuck my asshole raw.

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          August 24, 2015 11:44 AM

          Please, for your own safety, cook all your assholes to 350 degrees for 10 min before fucking.

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        August 24, 2015 12:55 PM

        Is there any announcement of this? Some sort of context or reasoning would be nice before the torches and pitchforks inevitably come out.

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          August 24, 2015 12:58 PM

          Check my link above. It's official that the adapter only supports wireless

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            August 24, 2015 2:32 PM

            Ahh, I was assuming that they weren't allowing any of the old gear. Still sucks, though I would like to know the reason behind the decision.

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              August 24, 2015 2:39 PM

              I think the answer is simply that the legacy adapter is for wireless signals, so the wired stuff would require an entirely different adapter.

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        August 24, 2015 2:28 PM

        Whaaaaaat the fuck.

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      August 24, 2015 12:46 PM

      Wow, awful setlist so far. Will not buy if they don't reveal some more metal tracks.

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        August 24, 2015 1:04 PM

        Set-list is pretty weak I suppose, but isn't all the DLC supposed to be ported over as well?

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      August 24, 2015 1:09 PM

      Well, that Best Buy gamer's club thing would be well-worth it if I needed a band-in-a-box, but I guess I really do just need the adapter, despite our kick pedals on the GHWT drums having all their plastic crumble off (I really do wonder what kind of plastic they were using).

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