I gotta say, after playing Rock Band on phones, tablets, and the PSP, I am excited about Blitz. The button-based gameplay is quick and fun. You don’t have to get out the dusty guitar or drums. You don’t need to plug in a ton of stuff or look for those pesky USB dongles if you’re using a PS3. You just select the game and get jamming.
Harmonix announced that Rock Band Blitx would not only launch with 20 songs on its own but today the music game studio announced four of those tracks as So Far Away by Avenged Sevenfold, Jungle Boogie by Kool & The Gang, Sing by My Chemical Romance, and We Are Young by Fun. They also announced the release date for the button mashing music extravaganza. On the PSN you’ll be able to rock out on August 28th. On the following day, the 29th, you can get it off of the XBLA.
Another fun fact about Blitz is that all of your downloaded Rock Band 3 music will work on it and vice versa. That means you can also export Blitz songs onto Rock Band 3. For $15, that’s a very sizable addition to your song library considering individual songs cost a few dollars on their own.
Here is the official press release from Harmonix.
ROCK BAND BLITZ BRINGS OVER THE TOP RHYTHM ACTION TO PLAYSTATION NETWORK AND XBOX LIVE ARCADE THIS AUGUST!
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 far, head to http://www.rockband.com/games/rockbandblitz!