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Rock Band Blitz announced: Downloadable, uses RB DLC

Wednesday, 4th April 2012 00:32 GMT By Brenna Hillier

As promised, Harmonix has unveiled its latest title, the downloadable one-man-band simulator Rock Band Blitz.

As awesome as a one-man-band peripheral would be, Rock Band Blitz is played with a standard control pad. Gameplay looks to be more arcade style than simulation, rather like earlier rhythm action titles, before the plastic craze hit. Players can switch between instrument tracks at will to chain up high scores.

Rock Band Blitz ships with 25 songs, but can also use any of the tracks you’ve downloaded as DLC for previous releases in the series; presumably that means those you’ve paid a fee or used a code to export from the discs, too.

Any additional songs purchased for Rock bBand Blitz will also be playable in Rock Band 3, and vice versa, and you can export Blitz’s soundtrack for use in Rock Band 3.

Harmonix hasn’t provided pricing or release date details, but Rock Band Blitz will launch through the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. You can check it out at PAX East this weekend.

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  1. LOLshock94

    sounds shit

    #1 2 years ago
  2. ejams

    I don’t really fully understand, so is it like Rockband Unplugged-style gameplay but now on ps3 or whatever using a controller? I fucking LOVED that game. If it’s similar, they’ve got my money.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Talkar

    “Gameplay looks to be more arcade style than simulation”
    I laughed my ass off here xD Simulation? In a rockband game? xD

    #3 2 years ago
  4. jacobvandy

    @3 RB3 with pro mode is a very effective tool to learn to play actual guitar, drums, or piano/keyboard, smart ass. (They also have real bass charts in there, but no official support for using that instrument.) But when describing Blitz, they’re saying it’s more about arcadey button mashing than having even a vague resemblance to the song being played as you would with the traditional plastic instrument peripherals.

    @2 That is pretty much exactly what it is, if you look at the gameplay. See here for example: http://www.g4tv.com/videos/58009/harmonix-announces-rock-band-blitz/#video-57986

    #4 2 years ago