Harmonix reveals plans for Green Day: Rock Band

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Cambridge-based Harmonix Music Systems, creators of the original Guitar Hero series and current makers of the Rock Band series, are working with MTV Games to create the new video game based on the music of Green Day.

Set to hit stores in the Fall of 2010, Green Day: Rock Band will be available for Xbox360, Playstation 3, and Wii video game consoles. In addition, the track list will be fully exportable, giving players the giving players the opportunity to play the songs in Rock Band™ and Rock Band 2™ on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Much like the wildly popular sister product, Rock Band: The Beatles, the Green Day edition will “present Green Day’s music in a historical context to their careers and lives.”

As for the band, they couldn’t be more excited about the project. “We’ve worked with the Rock Band team in the past year to enable our fans to play tracks from 21st Century Breakdown, and we’re excited to now be working on a game spanning our entire career,” Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong said in a statement announcing the deal. “We want people to fire this up, choose their favorite Green Day tracks and play along with us as ‘Rock Band’ avatars so they can feel what it’s like to perform on stage as Green Day.”

If you can’t wait until next fall for your Green Day Rock Band fix,the band also announced that three tracks from 21st Century Breakdown (”Christian’s Inferno,” “Last of the American Girls”, and “¿Viva La Gloria? (Little Girl)”) will be available to buy at the Rock Band store today.

Check out a trailer for Green Day: Rock Band here.

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