MTV Games & Paramount Pictures line up promotions for Star Trek

MUMBAI: MTV Games and Harmonix’s Rock Band are joining forces with Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment to celebrate the 8 May theatrical release of the film Star Trek from director/producer J.J. Abrams.

The first-of-its-kind collaboration will fuse together the massive cultural followings of both Star Trek and the video game phenomenon Rock Band to engage fans with free music, an in-game battle of the bands, and futuristic avatar creation contest.

Fans can register for a 15-day sweepstakes that will give away 500 free Rock Band Music Store downloads each day from 7 – 21 April through for the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 and PlayStationStore for PlayStation3.

And if that’s not enough – fans will want to fire up Rock Band 2’s online Battle of the Bands mode to participate in the Star Trek Ultimate Battle. Bands of three to four players can battle the Rock Band galaxy. The band with the highest score will win a Star Trek hometown movie screening for their band and their friends. Additionally, twenty randomly selected players will win an awesome Star Trek/Rock Band prize pack equipped with Star Trek and Rock Band gear. The Battle of the Bands component will begin on 20 April  and run through 27 April.

The Rock Band and Star Trek promotion will culminate when the first-ever avatar creation contest launches on 27 April. Fans will be asked to create a futuristic avatar in-game and export it to RockBand.com for the community and Harmonix team to judge the winner. The Duke of Gravity will ultimately decide which avatar has what it takes to rock with the Enterprise crew. The winner will be chosen on 11 May and win "The Future is Now" prize pack including the top of the line Rock Band game accessories.

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