Media & Details: Rock Band

Media & Details: Rock Band

Published On July 6, 2007 | By Luke De'ath | News

Harmonix have released a ton of details and images for their upcoming and rockin’ title – Rock Band for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 Platforms.

You can view these high-resolution screenshots in our 360Media Section or PS3Media Section.

So, you think your good at making music? Think you’ve mastered the lead/bass guitar, drums and lead vocals?. Well think again, Rock Band will have you truly master four instruments

Lead Guitar
Rock blistering solos to rock’s best tunes! Challenge your rock star status on the screen while strumming a slick guitar that’s modeled after the legendary Fender® Stratocaster®.

Lead Vocals’
The ultimate kick for Freddie Mercury wannabe’s. Using a Karaoke-style interface, players’ vocal performance is rated as they sing into the microphone.

Drums
Capture the power, physicality, and sheer fun of real drumming with Rock Band’s custom drum kit controller featuring four pads, kick pedal, and real drum sticks.

Bass
Bust out defying rock rhythm with the bass guitar option, which offers different parts to play in every song, and some unique gameplay twists.

It doesn’t stop their though, Rock Band also features;

  • Unrivaled song library! Major record labels and leading music publishers have signed on to provide unrivaled access to master recordings and legendary rock artists – from punk, metal and alternative to classic and southern rock.
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Never Dies! Full support for downloadable content delivers never-ending challenges.
  • Play together in your living room or across the world! Rock Band™ offers deep online functionality, allowing players to rock together whether they’re in Rhode Island or Reykjavik.
  • Create your own rock avatar! Mold a unique rocker using Rock Band’s character creator. Chose from gender, body shape, face, hair, clothes, tattoos and signature moves. Don’t forget to pick your specialized rockin’ instrument. Drumming in the spotlight! Showcase a real drum solo with Rock Band’s freestyle drum fill windows featured in each song. Break out your own rhythm and style as anything goes!
  • Call out the crowd! Vocalists can bring the crowd to their feet during Rock Band’s freestyle vocal fill windows. Ad-lib your own words or shout to the crowd to raise the rock intensity of the performance.
  • Save your mates! Band mates can fail out of a song for poor performance, but the band still plays on. Rescue your failing mate by busting out signature moves and blistering solos to wow the crowd with showmanship.
  • Boost your bonus! Earn bonus points for your band during Rock Band’s Unison Phrase opportunities if everyone plays perfectly. A single mistake blows the phrase for everyone.

Rock Band also features music from legends such as; The Woo, David Bowie, Black Sabbath, Nirvana and many many more.

We can’t wait to see more of this title at this year’s E3 Expo. Let us know what you think of these new details and images by leaving your comments below.

About The Author

Bristol based Luke is a keen gamer who enjoys a good FPS or Stealth title. His Favourite game is Metal Gear Solid. Luke also loves FIFA and is a season ticket holder for Bristol Rovers FC