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Rock Band Blitz
Rock Band Blitz Coming To PSN From Harmonix
Written Tuesday, April 03, 2012 By Richard Walker
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A Rock Band game using a standard controller and not a big plastic guitar peripheral? On the PlayStation Network, no less? Madness... That's exactly what Harmonix has announced today though, with Rock Band Blitz, which looks to be a game more akin to the developer's early output like FreQuency or Amplitude.

There's 25 songs that are part of Rock Band Blitz as standard, but should you own any Rock Band tracks as part of your overall RB library, you'll also be able to play them in Blitz. That means you can access potentially every one of the 3700+ tracks already available for Rock Band for RB Blitz.

Rock Band Blitz's 25 tracks meanwhile, will be instantly playable in Rock Band 3. There's a pinball bouncing around, special purple keys and a bunch of other stuff too. It's all in the G4.TV announcement video below. Rock Band Blitz is coming to PSN this summer.




 
 

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Comment #1 by tbone452123
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 07:18:21 PM
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Reminds me of the one for psp, was pretty good but might skip this one.

 
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Comment #2 by GoCanes
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 07:21:17 PM
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Sounds pretty cool... if the price is right. I'll enjoy adding "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield, "Metal Health (Bang Your Head)" by Quiet Riot, "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" by Great White, and "Always" by Blink-182 from this new game to my collection for use in RB3 as well. ^_^

 
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Comment #3 by bmxnick76
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 07:44:29 PM
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Just like 1 said, this is also reminding me of the Rockband PSP game unplugged.. Could be fun. But I would rather see RB4, or another RB featuring a band.I would bet this will be $14.99 on psn

 
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Comment #4 by newgroundsguru
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 08:15:37 PM
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Hell yeah! i love Frequency and Amplitude! I will definitely get this.

 
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Comment #5 by Pyramat
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 08:54:28 PM
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YES. This is why I love Harmonix. Allowing songs from all RB games to be played isn't something I would have expected considering it's not a traditional Rock Band game, but that's awesome news. Day one purchase for sure.

 
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Comment #6 by oween5
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 09:06:59 PM
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ill buy it just for the songs for RB3!!

plus itll be sorta fun especially with the many songs ive already bought
just like Pyramat said... i love harmonix for making all the songs playable in all the newer games... even when its a crazy arcade game

its a whole new format and it comes with 25 new songs... ya alright
oh ya you can also play the like 3500 and counting DLC existing for normal RB too...
its like it had been around for years having tons of songs yet its not even out yet (i think)

 
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Comment #7 by shaggy7935
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 09:12:05 PM
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this is just a remake of amplitude on the ps2. if you dont know what im talking about, youtube it. it is EXACTLY the same.

why would i pay $60 for a decade old game???

 
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Comment #8 by Pyramat
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 09:15:59 PM
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@7

Who said anything about $60? It's a 25-song PSN game with all songs exportable to RB3. You may as well call it a cheap track pack with a game thrown in for free.

 
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Comment #9 by spoonman
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 01:10:40 AM
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Am so glad their announcement wasn't Rock Band 4!! RB3 is fine until we get a PS4 IMO. Just keep the tracks coming.... Maybe throw in some G'NR, Van Halen, Zeppelin, and I'm content.

This new game looks great. I was a huge fan of Frequency/Amplitude and with pinball/Breakout additions!! How cool is that?! If this game sells for $50 it would be a deal and an instant buy.

I do wonder if they would do a bit better with this as a PSN download though.
Maybe something like $15 for the game and 5 free tunes from their store.

 
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Comment #10 by Boomshanks
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 01:12:17 AM
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This looks amazing. Not only do you get an entirely new game which can work with all your older music, hundreds of tracks for me, but you also get 25 new songs to export to Rock Band 3. I don't care about the price, this is a day-1 purchase for me.

 
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Comment #11 by Boomshanks
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 01:17:48 AM
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Wooo, Pumped Up Kicks will be one of new songs. Can't wait for that one.

 
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Comment #12 by Tranquilbez
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 02:43:03 AM
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Jessie's Girl and Pumped Up Kicks plus it gives me a chance to download songs from the Rock Band Store on my 360. This is why Harmonix is still in buisness and neversoft isn't.

 
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Comment #13 by Ice884
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 07:09:55 AM
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I feel considering they pretty much are doing away with the "band" and instruments that you should have free access to all the songs, but you don't still gotta pay for them if you don't already own them. I will just be sticking to rock back 3. I prefer to play the instruments.

 
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Comment #14 by spoonman
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 01:06:14 PM
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@#13. Free access to all of the songs?!?
Do you mean they should give you access to thousands of songs for free?


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Harmonix
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Release:

US August 28, 2012
Europe August 29, 2012

Players: 1
ESRB: Teen
Collection:78
Wishlist:12
 
 
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