Today Harmonix announced the release date and price for their anticipated new instrument-free game Rock Band Blitz. Look for it to set you back $14.99 or 1200 Microsoft Points when it comes out on August 28th, 2012. The controller-based gameplay looks like a cross between AudioSurf and some of Harmonix’s older work in Frequency and Amplitude. This should be an interesting title to keep an eye on if you’re into music games, but have enough fake plastic instruments to open your own fake plastic guitar shop (fake plastic trees not included).
Enjoy some screens and a press release for complete info!
Rock Band Blitz Coming 8/28 For $15! Plus 4 More Songs Confirmed!
Cambridge, Mass. – July 18th, 2012 – Harmonix is excited to announce that Rock Band™ Blitz will be coming to the PlayStation®Network on August 28th for $14.99 and to Xbox LIVE® Arcade on August 29th for 1200 Microsoft Points™. Rock Band Blitz takes the popular franchise in an exciting new direction, with over-the-top and addictive controller-based gameplay – no instrument peripherals required!
Rock Band Blitz will support the biggest music library in gaming, fully compatible with thousands of songs already available in the Rock Band Music Store, as well as tracks exported from Rock Band, Rock Band 2, and more! Additionally, Rock Band Blitz will ship with more than 20 songs from music’s biggest artists, including music from Blink-182, Foster the People, Iron Maiden, and the following songs that were announced today:
• Avenged Sevenfold – “So Far Away”
• Fun. ft. Janelle Monáe – “We Are Young”
• Kool & The Gang – “Jungle Boogie”
• My Chemical Romance – “Sing”
Rock Band Blitz’s songs are also immediately compatible with and playable in Rock Band 3, where players can experience these hits as a full band, using compatible guitar, microphone, drum, and keyboard peripherals! For a full list of songs revealed so farhead to http://www.rockband.com/games/rockbandblitz!
Harmonix has also released its latest video featuring Rock Band Blitz Project Director Matthew Nordhaus explaining some of the game’s crazy, game-changing Power-ups: Bottle Rocket, Blast Note, Flame Note, and Synchrony. Find the video online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2OiHcQjpDc.
For the latest assets, including screenshots and the game logo, please visit: http://www.rockband.com/press/blitz.
For more information, please visit: http://www.rockband.com/games/rockbandblitz
For more information on Rock Band Blitz, Rock Band 3 and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com.
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