I haven’t had the best track record when it comes to recognizing a lot of the performers Harmonix has picked for Rock Band 4‘s soundtrack. But that changed today as the developer revealed that songs from Cake (“Short Skirt/Long Jacket”), The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (“The Impression That I Get”), Soundgarden (“Superunknown”), and Arctic Monkeys (“Arabella”) will be included in the game when it launches this October. In fact, they’ve announced ten new tracks, which you can find right here:
- .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”
Harmonix also confirmed that players who are uninterested in the $200 “Band In-A-Box Bundle” will have the option to purchase Rock Band 4 as a standalone disc on the PS4 and Xbox One. PS4 players will be able to get the game for just $59.99 because all of their old instruments will work right out of the box. However, Xbox One owners will have to spring for a $79.99 pack that includes the game and a “Legacy Game Controller Adapter” to ensure compatibility with their old instruments. Players can pre-order the standalone version on either platform beginning today.
Rock Band 4 will be released for the PS4 and Xbox One on October 6.