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Rumortoid: Wii version of Rock Band 2 bundle won't see release until early 2009


7:13 PM on 10.22.2008
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Hey Wii owners, if you had any Christmas parties planned around Rock Band 2, here's some harrowing news: the game/instrument bundle may not see release in 2008.

Our GameStop moles just shot us an image of a disturbing email, one that says the Wii version of the Rock Band 2 bundle has been delayed until January 2009. More specifically, the email details that the game will ship on January 6, and that reservation customers will be contacted by an automated, dream-crushing call.

Note that this email only mentions the "bundle" (which ships with one guitar, a microphone, and drums); there's no indication that the standalone game, which MTV Games and Harmonix say is slated for a vague "December 2008" release, will be delayed.

We'll be bothering the folks at MTV Games and Harmonix to see what's up. In the meantime, Wii owners keep your pants on ... there's always Wii Music, and that game doesn't use any peripherals, man. (And it also features "Yankee Doodle," whereas Rock Band 2 certainly does not.)

[Update: Harmonix PR master and all-around nice guy John Drake told Destructoid's Samit Sarkar, "We're working on it," when asked about this delay. The standalone game will for sure be available by Christmas.]

[Update 2, 10/24/08: MTV Games tells us that the Wii Rock Band 2 bundles should ship in late December. Crisis averted. Someone should tell GameStop.]

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