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Rock Band Blitz Announced

On the road to success.

Hey America, stop announcing games in the middle of the night! This news came through late last night when everyone at TSA Towers was safely tucked up in bed, dreaming of a Flashback remake.

Harmonix, who invented Guitar Hero, got bough out by Activision, left Activision and invented Rock Band, has announced a new game via G4TV. The game is a PSN/XBLA downloadable that doesn’t need a mini plastic guitar or drum kit to play. It’s called Rock Band Blitz and it will use a controller to dextrously navigate that familiar rolling note highway. Players will jump between instruments in order to build their scores most successfully.

It will launch with 25 songs but, in a moment of inspired consideration for fans, will be able to access and utilise any previous Rock Band tracks you’ve downloaded on to your console. Blitz will also have access to the Rock Band Store, meaning a potential catalogue of 3,500 tracks on launch day. The 25 that come with Blitz will also be backwards compatible with Rock Band 3, a further consideration for franchise fans.

Source: G4TV, via Joystiq. Thanks, Boomshanks

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  1. JigsawPieces
    Since: Sep 2010

    A new game and a new way to play the songs I already have? Yes please! :)

    (Also, a big plus for it seeming to be a successor of sorts to Frequency/Amplitude … loved those games.)

    Comment posted on 04/04/2012 at 09:43.
  2. Phil_E
    Since: Forever

    last rock band game i played was rock band 2 and it lasted me ages, kept getting pulled out when mates come over and when a new song we like comes on the store. just ordered Beatles and 3 to get back into it so this could be bought as well.

    Comment posted on 04/04/2012 at 09:52.
  3. Bodachi
    Since: Jan 2010

    Sounds like Rock Band: Unplugged to me, which I loved so looking forward to it.

    Comment posted on 04/04/2012 at 10:02.
  4. colmshan1990
    Since: Apr 2009

    Sounds just like the PSP game, which was fantastic.
    Colour me interested.
    Won’t be getting rid of RB3 for this, but I can have both, can’t I? :)

    Comment posted on 04/04/2012 at 10:46.
  5. Boomshanks
    Since: Dec 2008

    I’m really looking forward to this one. Not only to play the game itself with my hundreds of songs, but also to get 25 new songs for Rock Band 3 including Pumped Up Kicks, yaay.

    Comment posted on 04/04/2012 at 11:51.
  6. bigmac175
    Since: Jan 2009

    Sweet, just gone back to playing my music games actually forgot how fun they can be. This should be great! :D

    Comment posted on 04/04/2012 at 14:20.
  7. aerobes
    Since: Aug 2009

    Really good idea and I quite fancy this one.

    Comment posted on 04/04/2012 at 17:29.
  8. spooner_22
    Since: May 2009

    Awesome!! Love this type of game. Rock Band Unplugged, Frequency and Amplitude are some of my favourite games ever! Will definitely get this, plus I have some Rock Band songs already to add to it. Brilliant.

    Comment posted on 04/04/2012 at 18:42.

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