MTV Games and Harmonix want to tap into a new breed of Rock Band 2 fans by teaming up with Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment to pimp the theatrical release of the new Star Trek motion picture, due this May 8th. The folks behind Rock Band are calling on all Trekkies to take part in their latest Star Trek promotion, offering players a chance to score some cool prizes. Beginning April 7th through April 21st, lucky Rock Band 2 players can score 500 free Rock Band Music Store downloads from the Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Store each day. Registration for the sweepstakes are open as of today.
The real fun begins later this month, when the Star Trek Ultimate Battle of the Bands challenge kicks off. Trekkies who team up and compete against other bands in Rock Band 2's online Battle of the Bands mode this April 20th through April 27th will get a chance to win a hometown screening of the upcoming Star Trek motion picture for their band and friends. All you gotta do is make sure your band gets the highest score! An additional 20 randomly selected players will score a chance at winning a Star Trek/Rock Band prize pack filled with exclusive gear.
The final leg of the promotion will see the first-ever avatar creation contest for Rock Band 2. Starting April 27th, players can create and submit a "futuristic" in-game avatar to the Rock Band community for judging. The winning entry will be selected on May 11th, with one lucky player walking off with a "The Future is Now" prize pack including "top of the line" Rock Band game accessories.