Ah, Canada. Our northern big brother has spawned some of our favorite musical groups of all time; Rush, Moxy Früvous, and, of course, Loverboy
. Why, then, do Canadians seem to be getting the shaft over their release date for Rock Band
? We would think it would be more popular than the NHL 2K
series and Metric System Hero
combined.We reported (and MTV confirmed)
about a month ago that Rock Band
had been delayed until Dec. 17 in Canada, possibly due to sales regulations that required them to include English and French-Canadian text on the box and instructions, and also because of the shipping issues associated with moving a large number of boxes that are the size of a small car.
However, residents of America's Frosted Hat may be getting the game even later according to Best Buy Canada
and Future Shop
, who have a release date of Dec. 28 posted for the game. Even though French-Canadian is an ancient, dead language, we're pretty sure it's not taking them a month and a half just to translate an instruction booklet. We'll make sure and keep you updated when a final, final Canadian release date for the game is confirmed.
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]