The showdown is nigh: Harmonix's full-fledged music title, Rock Band , has officially gone gold. It will release on November 20 for the PS3 and Xbox 360, with a PS2 release to follow on December 18. This one should go head-to-head with Activision's Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock , but both should provide music fans with all the entertainment in the world for Christmas.

“Rock Band is a true symbol of Harmonix’s vision, dedication and passion for music and after two years of development, we are thrilled that Rock Band is finally ready to get in the hands of rock fans everywhere,” said Alex Rigopolous, CEO of Harmonix. “We have a small army filling our warehouses with final product, ready for our November 20th ship date so players can fulfill their rock and roll aspirations. Now, our focus is putting together an amazing selection of downloadable music content for players so players can continue to further customize their Rock Band experience post launch.”

And here are the finalized Special Edition details for all versions:

The Xbox 360 version of the Rock Band Special Edition Bundle will feature a wired drum kit, microphone and Fender Stratocaster guitar controller as well as a USB hub for easy plug-in access for all instruments.

The PLAYSTATION 3 system version of the Rock Band Special Edition Bundle will feature a wired drum kit and microphone, as well as a wireless Fender Stratocaster guitar controller, which will be interoperable between the PlayStation 2 system and PLAYSTATION 3 system.

The Rock Band Special Edition Bundle for the PlayStation 2 system will feature a wired drum kit, wired microphone, wireless Fender Stratocaster guitar controller and a USB hub.

Just remember, they expect availability to be limited, because EA believes the demand will be higher than supply. …so you had best take advantage early on, because Rock Band could be difficult to find as a Christmas gift.

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