Start a Band, Rock the World.
Tap into your Rock & Roll fantasy as you pick your axe, form a band and tour for fame and fortune, all while sticking the rock credo of learning your instrument as you go in Rock Band. Developed by Harmonix, creators of the blockbuster Guitar Hero franchise, Rock Band is an all-new platform for gamers ready to take on the challenges of the Rock & Roll lifestyle.
Instruments available to players are guitar, bass, drums or vocals as they hit the road as either an aspiring superstar solo act, or for the first time in game genre history take on the true collaborative and challenging nature of music as they form a band and jam together in multiplayer action from home or around the world.
Either way players will need to master their stage presence through the various game modes and polish their rock chops via the unrivaled Rock Band song list if they hope to make it out of the garage, into the clubs and finally on to the main stage.
- Revolution, Not Evolution – For the first time, live the full band experience: lead and bass guitars, drums and vocals combine to allow your inner rock star to take the stage solo or with up to three friends.
- Band on the Run– Experience the life of a up-and-coming music sensation as you create a band name and logo, then customize your each bandmate's look and send them on a world-wide rise to stardom in World Tour Mode.
- The Music Never Stops – With dozens of songs to choose from across a wide spectrum of styles spanning classic rock, blues, punk, metal, and more, plus additional songs available for purchase, getting the band back together has never been easier.
Become the next SPRINT CUP champion.
NASCAR 09 takes you inside the sport like never before. Put yourself in the driver's seat with two new and distinct handling models: Normal model lets you get your bearings and provides a much more forgiving experience for the less experienced driver, while Pro model thrusts you right into the real NASCAR driving experience, giving you a taste of what the professionals face.
Explore the life of a NASCAR driver off the track in Career mode, where you'll have the chance to sign lucrative contracts, earn a reputation and accumulate valuable performance points in three authentic racing series. Blaze your way to the finish line in one-on-one competitions against some of the biggest stars of racing, including Jeff Gordon himself. With NASCAR 09, you're in for the ride of your life.
- Go in-depth and learn the sport with none other than the legendary Jeff Gordon
- Complete exciting challenges to earn contracts in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
- Choose from two distinct handling models to suit your style, whether you're a rookie or a veteran
- Post your best stats at every sanctioned NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racetrack to prove that you "Own the Track" — or discover which tracks you need to take back from your friends
- Sign contracts, earn a reputation and dominate in authentic racing series as you live the life of a NASCAR superstar both on and off the track
- Design the look of your car with the all-new Paint Booth online tool
The First Sports Game That Adapts To You!
Madden NFL 09 marks the 20th anniversary of one of the best-selling and most critically-acclaimed videogame franchises of all time, and the game will feature adaptable gameplay tailored to every type of gamer, online enhancements and a broadcast style presentation delivering an authentic NFL experience.
For passionate Madden NFL fans, this year’s iteration will take authenticity and depth of gameplay to an entirely new level with more than 85 new features and enhancements, including the all-new Virtual Trainer tutorial mode. Utilizing a holographic environment, this mode teaches gamers simple concepts about playing football and how to use the controls in quick, fun and stylized drills. In Madden NFL 09, the game engine is continually assessing the player’s performance and will adapt a custom experience to every type of gamer, from newcomer to the veteran Madden NFL player.
Madden NFL 09 will also feature a network-inspired broadcast presentation. Players will benefit from the authentic football knowledge of an in-booth play-by-play and color commentary team featuring Cris Collinsworth and Tom Hammond. In addition, numerous graphical enhancements have been made, including realistic weather and grass, sleeker player models and exterior stadium views.
- Step into the world of pro football like you can experience only with the legendary John Madden.
- Play like a pro no matter what your skill level with the Adaptive Difficulty Engine that tailors your experience to suit your proficiency.
- Hone your skills in the Virtual Training Center, featuring a holographic environment designed to help you fine-tune your game.
- Execute plays and celebrations like never before with the Total Control Animation System that delivers the most authentic gameplay ever in the series.
- Receive customized feedback from EA Sports BackTrack to learn from your mistakes as you play and correct them so you can achieve total dominance on the field.
- Access stats, customized tips and in-game options without pausing the game and losing your momentum by using the new Options OnDemand Picture-in-Picture.
Keep on Rockin’
Rock Band Track Pack Volume 1 is a standalone gameplay companion to Rock Band, the collaborative, competitive, and single player music game. Rock Band lets you and your friends form your own band and live out your rock and roll fantasies to music’s greatest soundtrack, and the Rock Band Track Pack Volume 1 lets Playstation 2 and Wii users extend their experience with more great songs from the Rock Band catalog. Players with Rock Band-compatible peripherals can keep the party going with 20 hit songs from the pantheon of rock music, hand-picked with care by Harmonix.
- A fully functional game with all the great features of Rock Band.
- Includes Solo and Band Tour Mode, Quickplay, Tug of War, Score Dual, and song unlock progression.
- Standalone software compatible with Rock Band Special Edition or Rock Band peripherals.
- 20 of the most popular tracks in Rock Band history distilled to perfection onto one disc.
- All songs utilize the original master recordings.
- 30 Seconds to Mars - The Kill
- All-American Rejects - Move Along
- Blink-182 - All the Small Things
- Boston - More Than a Feeling
- David Bowie - Moonage Daydream
- Faith No More - We Care a Lot
- Grateful Dead - Truckin'
- Hives - Die, All Right!
- Kiss - Calling Dr. Love
- Lynyrd Skynyrd - Gimme Three Steps
- Nine Inch Nails - March of the Pigs
- Oasis - Live Forever
- Paramore - Crushcrushcrush
- The Police - Synchronicity II
- Queens of the Stone Age - Little Sister
- The Ramones - Teenage Lobotomy
- Smashing Pumpkins - Siva
- Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song
- Weezer - Buddy Holly
- Wolfmother - Joker & The Thief
The Electricity Of Big Play Saturday Is Back!
Feel the electricity of Big Play Saturday with NCAA Football 09! Powered behind the Break Away Engine, which provides all-new groundbreaking gameplay controls, NCAA Football 09 arrives on campus with wide open, high octane gameplay and all the excitement and pageantry of a storied college bowl game. NCAA Football 09 focuses on the wide-open collegiate style gameplay and unique atmosphere that can only be found during college football Saturdays.
NCAA Football 09 All-Play, designed specifically for the Wii, has unique features such as user-controlled touchdown celebrations, a mascot mode with 78 mascots, and a unique, fan friendly control scheme that uses specific Wii remote motions to snap and kick the ball, complete passes and avoid defenders.
“NCAA Football 09 showcases everything that makes college football exciting and unique,” said Executive Producer Jeremy Strauser. “From enhanced gameplay and presentation, to our online Dynasty Mode, this game truly reflects the electricity of big-time college football at its best and captures the true emotion of football on Saturdays.”
- Wide open and authentic college style gameplay
- College atmosphere and pageantry plus the all-new Mascot Mode
- Home Field Advantage with new mini-game components
- Improved recruiting system in Dynasty mode
- Online capable and up to 4 players
- Fun, Accessible Family Play - Anybody can dominate the college game like an All-American with EA SPORTS™ Family Play. An all-new playcalling system featuring simplified game controls and playbooks makes NCAA Football 09 the most accessible college football game ever.
- Running Back Combo Moves - Set defenders up like never before by stringing together multiple moves, including jukes, spins, and stiff arms. Enhanced running animations provide a more fluid and responsive feel, allowing you to cue your next move while you’re playing out another.
- Play When You Want - Take full control of the pace of a game in Dynasty and Campus Challenge mode by simulating a single play, a quarter or half, or the entire game. Take the field or take plays off, it’s entirely up to you.
- All-New Mascot Challenge - Quickly go from a novice or mid-level player to All-American status by improving your skills and technique in a slew of practice drills that focus on passing, rushing, receiving, and defense.
- Prepare for the Big Game - See what may or may not work on Saturday by practicing against an opponent’s playbook during the week. Fine-tune up to 10 plays on offense in hope of having a greater chance of success when playing against live competition, or practice with Crowd Noise in an effort to replicate the game day atmosphere.