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Lego Rock Band confirmed for 2009 release

Tuesday, 21st April 2009 14:21 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Warner’s just confirmed Lego Rock Band for 2009 release.

The game’s on the way for Wii, PS3, 360, and DS.

Songs included:

  • Blur: “Song 2”
  • Carl Douglas: “Kung Fu Fighting”
  • Europe: “The Final Countdown”
  • Good Charlotte: “Boys and Girls”
  • Pink: “So What”

Told you. Announcement after the break.

WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, TT GAMES, THE LEGO GROUP, HARMONIX AND MTV GAMES ANNOUNCE LEGO® ROCK BAND®

Rhythm Based Music Game Snaps Together Best-Selling Franchises to Create Fun Family-Friendly Experience for All Ages

Burbank, Calif. – April 21 2009 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games are joining forces with the LEGO Group, Harmonix and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), to merge two of the most popular videogame franchises with the creation of LEGO® Rock Band®. The unique family-friendly music experience is currently in development by TT Games in partnership with Harmonix, and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game, which will allow families, tweens and teens to experience a wild journey to rock stardom where they can “Build a Band and Rock the Universe”, will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™ home videogame console. LEGO Rock Band for Nintendo DS™ will be co-developed by TT Games and Harmonix in partnership with Backbone Entertainment, a Foundation 9 Entertainment studio. All versions are scheduled for 2009.

LEGO Rock Band combines the multiplayer music experience of Rock Band® with the fun, customization and humour of the LEGO videogame franchise packed with brilliant chart-topping songs and classic favourites suitable for younger audiences, including:

Blur: “Song 2”

Carl Douglas: “Kung Fu Fighting”

Europe: “The Final Countdown”

Good Charlotte: “Boys and Girls”

Pink: “So What”

Players will become rockers as they embark on a journey to stardom that the whole family can enjoy as they work their way through local venues, stadiums and fantasy locations on Earth and beyond, that mimic the imaginative settings that the LEGO world offers. Also continuing the LEGO “build-and-play” gaming experience, players will be able to create their own LEGO Rock Band style as they customize their minifigure avatars, band and entourage, including roadies, managers and crew. LEGO Rock Band supports Rock Band instruments, as well as other music game controllers.

“LEGO Rock Band combines two compelling properties and creates an experience that family members of all ages will enjoy playing together as a group,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “Harmonix and MTV Games are the world experts in music gameplay, and we’re genuinely thrilled to bring the unique and humour-filled LEGO experience to their Rock Band universe.”

“We’re thrilled to offer another LEGO branded gaming experience that will deliver humorous and social play for families and friends,” said Henrik Taudorf Lorensen, Vice President, the LEGO Group. “LEGO Rock Band is built around the same values of imagination and family-friendly creative role play that is present in other LEGO videogames. It will deliver innovative new elements of game play that complement the fun of the Rock Band experience.”

“Rock Band is a social game experience that crosses every generation and every genre of rock,” said Bob Picunko, Senior Vice President of Electronic Games for MTV Games. “Harmonix and MTV Games are big fans of the LEGO game franchise and excited to work with TT Games to develop a new take on Rock Band that focuses on great music and LEGO humour that’s fun for the whole family.”

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10 Comments

  1. Blerk

    What’s the point? I don’t understand. It’s just ‘regular Rock Band with slightly different visuals’, surely?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Hunam

    I was thinking the same thing. Maybe it’s going to be a censored kid friendly version.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. AJ

    What a waste of time this is – why not just put their efforts into something more worthwhile like say…..I don’t know…..a whole bunch more DLC instead?!?!?!

    Who needs the lego look when all you really want to do is rock the F#@K out?

    This needs trashing now before we lose any more valuable DLC development time!

    End of!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Tiger Walts

    It should ship with this and you must assemble it before you can play.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. The_Deleted

    Where’s our Thrash metal edition! I want to play some Exodus and Testament.
    Fucking Pink! Fuck off!

    #5 5 years ago
  6. SplatteredHouse

    Rock Band = plastic instruments, plus wide range of existing songs for download, and on discs. Maybe, costly for families, though.
    Lego Rock Band = Wii Music, for the less easily fooled! :D

    You either want to match the button prompts, to play the instruments, or you don’t. (for pities’ sake, you can even set a lower speed on songs you’re having difficulty with, in the first one – or simply enable “no fail” in the sequel) Previous attempts to make a “guitar hero (on console) without the instruments” have fallen flat on their faces – been relegated to the rank of bargain bins and sale fodder, shortly after release.

    It’ll probably be fun (cute) enough for its audience. It’s probably intended for families on a budget (for whom the instrument sets just present a barrier, both to enjoyment, in terms of space, and financially), who’ll find it just as enjoyable to play using a regular controller.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. clynchehaun

    I love how the internet thinks that every game is to be made for them….

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Prof Power Glove

    The internet is very wise.

    However, this is ONE platformer I am definitely looking forward too! I wonder how it will improve upon Lego Batman by adding a Rock theme.

    Oh…

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Tonka

    Will this mean a shitload of new cool LEGO? THAT is the question.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Rhythm

    @Blerk. Whilst we might not necessarily see it, there’s definitely a demand for a more child-friendly version of Rock Band/Guitar Hero. All the previous games have been rated T and have featured songs with slightly salty language in them. Some people don’t mind this but there’s definitely objections raised to the suitability of some of the songs for young children.

    #10 5 years ago

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