After the balloon that is Guitar Hero popped, all eyes were on Harmonix, makers of the Rock Band franchise. It seemed like they could just continue making those Microsoft millions by making a new Dance Central game every year. Who could blame them? They seem to be the only developer who can make a decent Kinect game.
But the people at Harmonix aren’t the kind to just sit back and iterate, which gives us Rock Band Blitz. For those who haven’t been keeping up with this game, Rock Band Blitz is a rhythm game, but you don’t need plastic instruments to play it. It feels like a cross between Rock Band, and a few of Harmonix’s older rhythm games, Frequency and Amplitude (Seriously, check them out. They are my favorite rhythm games of all time). Instead of sticking to just one instrument, you jump between all instruments in a song, making for a more fast paced, arcade feeling game.
After months of teasing the game, Harmonix have finally given out some more information: Rock Band Blitz will be available on August 28 for Playstation 3, and on August 29 for Xbox 360. It will cost $14.99, or the equivalent 1200 Microsoft points. Harmonix have also announced a few new songs such as “We Are Young” by Fun, and “Jungle Boogie” by Kool & the Gang. Look for the full set list closer to the release date.
An added bonus to established Rock Band fans, any Rock Band songs you have on your hard-drive are available to play in Blitz (Which means I have thousands. Yes I went a little overboard). And when you purchase Rock Band Blitz, all of its songs are available for play in Rock Band 3.
Source: Rock Band Official Forums