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Electronic Arts have this afternoon confirmed that Rock Band will in fact be released in New Zealand around "early to mid" October this year.

The Rock Band software will be released independently to the hardware, and no console bundles have been planned at this stage.

Expect the Rock Band software to have a retail price of around NZ$120 for both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with the hardware available at;

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[*] Guitar only: PS3/Xbox 360/Wii: NZ$99.95[/*]
[*] Drums only: PS3/Xbox 360: NZ$179.95[/*]
[*] Hardware bundle (Guitar/Drums/Mic) PS3/Xbox 360/Wii: NZ$299.95[/*]
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Electronic Arts NZ have been working extremely hard behind the scenes to bring Rock Band to kiwi gamers, and it looks like we'll finally get the chance to enjoy it come early October.

More detailed pricing and preorder information can be found at GP Store.