EA has announced that it has teamed up MTV owned Harmonix Music Systems to create Rock Band. Rock Band goes two better than Harmonix’s last work, Guitar Hero II, by allowing to not only play bass/lead guitar, but also drums and the singing if you’re into that sort of thing. Each instument will have it’s own dedicated controller, but hopefully we won’t be expected to pay ridiculous amounts of money for the game.
Online play will be included allowing you to form your own Rock Band will members all around the world. Like GHII, you’ll be able to add to the vast collection of various genres of rock music included out of the box with premium downloads.
Speaking of the vast collection of music in the game, EA say the world’s leading music producers will be involved and they’re not wrong. So far EMI Music, Hollywood Records, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group’s Universal Music Enterprises and Warner Music Group’s Rhino Entertainment have all agreed to provide master recordings of their artists for use in the game.
Rock Band is scheduled for release this Christmas for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. A Wii version of the game has not yet been confirmed, however when asked if Rock Band would appear on the Wii, Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos replied, without hesistation, “Absolutely”.
Originally Written By: Scott Webber