Lego Rock Band jams this holiday

"The Final Countdown," "Kung Fu Fighting" confirmed for WBIE, TT Games, MTV Games, Harmonix's family-friendly rhythm game for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS.

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Speculation has been buzzing for weeks about whether Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and its subsidiary TT Games would lend their oddball Lego touch to MTV Games and Harmonix's popular rhythm game franchise Rock Band. Today, that scenario became a reality, as the quartet of companies officially announced that Lego Rock Band for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Nintendo DS will be available this holiday season.

Complete with rock star chest hair.

The console editions of Lego Rock Band are being developed by TT Games in partnership with Harmonix and will be published by WBIE. Billed as a family-oriented experience, Lego Rock Band will offer a similar play style to that found in Harmonix's flagship titles but will also include Lego-themed levels as well as character customization options reliant on the versatile building blocks. Lego Rock Band will also support all previously released Rock Band instruments, as well as other compatible controllers.

Like the upcoming Rock Band Unplugged for the PSP, Lego Rock Band on the DS will be codeveloped by Backbone Entertainment. WBIE did not indicate whether the DS version would include an input peripheral in the vein of Activision's Guitar Hero On Tour. An MTV Games representative declined to comment on the company's plans for the DS game.

As is customary with rhythm-game announcements, WBIE also teased out a handful of tracks that will be playable in the game. While the publisher did not indicate the total number of playable tracks available, it did call out Blur's "Song 2," Carl Douglas' "Kung Fu Fighting," Europe's "The Final Countdown," and Pink's "So What." WBIE made a point of noting that all songs will be "suitable for younger audiences."

Discussion

493 comments
Klicktak
Klicktak

I hate to point out spelling errors, becuase I make them sometimes as well, but "janrua"? Really?

kyle299
kyle299

this looks really stupid what teenager would bye this and think there cool and if its for kids i dont think pink! should be aimed at 3-5 year olds lol O.O like what about metallica dude kids dun listen to them trust me this whole idea is gonna go bankrupt. the lego janrua was all good until now!!!!!

Vimanesba
Vimanesba

Song 2 and the Final Countdown.... mmm very cool songs, I might get this because of the songs, we'll see

DeathLinked
DeathLinked

If this game is aimed at kids, Why are the two confirmed songs so old? I Mean Obviously Every 3 - 5 year old has heard the final countdown Pfft, this lego thing was funny to start with, Now, It's just pathetic,

necronaux
necronaux

Be nice to see Ozzy and M. Manson as lego characters. Wonder if all the current lego cast will make an apperance?

Megamanx266
Megamanx266

I still don't quite understand the whole "for younger audiences" theory... I mean, don't most youngsters listen to Metalica and other bands that we adore as well? Plus RB2 already took out all of the "harmful" words anyway. And... they could just add more "kiddy" music to the RB2 music store.

Bl4deReaper
Bl4deReaper

I don't think this is an April Fool.. I'll buy it as long as there are songs that I haven't played yet...

magicalclick
magicalclick

LOL, what the hell. April Fool too late LOL.

PS3Champ
PS3Champ

This looks cool... something different. It needs to be done. All these music games are so similar that they're starting to get old.

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

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joew72
joew72

I can't see this being as great a hit as the other lego games...but it might be funny for about 5 minutes :P

claykenobi
claykenobi

Give me a break! Lego's already ruined so many games that would have been waaayyyyyy better without the label- Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Batman.. Just knock it off already..It was a bad idea from the start! Kinda like "Dancing with the Stars."

Krazy-K
Krazy-K

haha..... Wait its not April Fools Day. Oh crap.

zestolime
zestolime

what do they mean by for younger audiences because pink's so what isn't for rally youge chilldren

Shadowflame291
Shadowflame291

Um, it's too late for an April Fool's day joke!!

nerd_assassin
nerd_assassin

@Bekrixas Oh, makes sense. Nice pun. Although the guys from the rockman series really do look like futuristic rock star brats, so it kind of fits. That's family-oriented too, me thinks. What I'd really like to see is the LEGO game franchise with an adaptation of a fighting or shooting game. If you get a head shot or a finishing upper-cut, the head snaps off. Looks cool. Or maybe have a brutal version of the LEGO Star Wars and have them lightsabers melt the plastics. Or maybe break stuff apart using the force. Oh wait, I've only played the DS version so I don't know about the others. But it would break the idea of the LEGO game franchise being a family-oriented set of games. So I'll just keep on hoping...

Nicholai69
Nicholai69

Bloody hellage whats next, Guitar Hero playdo??

MrPenguin53
MrPenguin53

Through The Fire and Flames + this = EPIC WIN XD

valuum
valuum

On second thought, I'd love to see some bricks rock out to Megadeth. How epic would that be?!? :P

NateDawg31
NateDawg31

All the people just bashing the game for no reason need to just shut up. I personally do not plan on buying this game but that doesn't mean it shouldn't get made. The gaming industry does not revolve around you guys. This looks to be a game in which is more for the entire family to play together as opposed to a bunch of 15-30 year old people. Just play the games that you want to and allow others to play the games in which they want to without complaining about all of those games. Also most likely they will use similar enough gaming mechanics in this title to easily port them over to be able to be download content for the other Rock Band games. I do find it somewhat odd that they are using LEGO characters in a Rock Band game since it has appeared as if business relations between Warner and Harmonix have gone downhill as of late over the licensing fees for the music that appears on games like Rock Band. I wonder if Harmonix is doing this to help in negotiating future songs copyrighted by Warner to appear on Rock Band.

Flat_Line_____
Flat_Line_____

I could support this a lil bit more if when they say it's more "family oriented" that meant that the game came with or you could buy optional 'kids' versions of the guitars that made it easier for younger people to play. (And some older.) If this is just basically Rock Band with Lego themed graphics though, I really don't see the point.

valuum
valuum

Ha! This is hilarious. I love Lego as much as the next guy... but there IS a limit.

abeard424
abeard424

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TheDecoy2124
TheDecoy2124

Maybe Activision will counter with Mega Blocks World Tour.

Killer2401
Killer2401

"WBIE made a point of noting that all songs will be "suitable for younger audiences." " FAIL.

xatman911
xatman911

We want Darth Vader to be included!

Linkzelda
Linkzelda

This is so retarded wat a waste of time and money when they could create any other lego game

Glade_Gnarr
Glade_Gnarr

This lego stuff is getting really old.

TheYoshster
TheYoshster

A lego spin off of a game that already exist and would be the same any way.........I am so sick of the mediocrity with these 3rd party wii games! Where's the franchise gaming????

blueworm
blueworm

rock band's response to gh metallica instead of going after the metal demographic they want kids its how to make an E rate rythm game i guess

SynyStarr
SynyStarr

Music games have been overdone now. Please just put them to rest while they're still decent....

SoNin360
SoNin360

You know what I just don't care anymore... screw Guitar Hero and Rock Band for crap like this.

Morb
Morb

I love Rockband, but I'm thinking this is going to be an epic fail.

sonynhater
sonynhater

lego! noooooooo, dont embarass yourself with this game!!!!

Hydrolix
Hydrolix

I don't get it!? So, it's just rock band but with visuals like LEGOs? That makes no sense.

snake289
snake289

Wow when I was starting to think that Rock Band wasn't gonna go down the same route as Guitar Hero till I saw something as stupid as this...

david1233
david1233

Man...i liked LEGO Star Wars and Indiana Jones was OK but i thought Batman was dreadful and after seeing this...i think WBs and TT are just trying to rake as much can as they can out of the LEGO license before people star to get bored.

Jimbo9981
Jimbo9981

Uhhhh........okay, I get the part where they want to make a version for younger players to enjoy, but this means that they can start including the UNEDITED versions of songs in the Rock Band proper series (i.e. RB, RB2). Not sure why the Lego twist is necessary, though.

NyGin07
NyGin07

this better be a kids only game though...OH WAIT IT DOESNT MATTER BECAUSE ROCK BAND IS A GAME ANYONE CAN ENJOY ANYWAY THOUGH!!! SO THERES NO EXCUSE FOR THIS CHEAP CASH IN!!

NyGin07
NyGin07

the scrolling notes better be legos!!!

delcidanddarth
delcidanddarth

This is all well and good... but when are we going to get the ultimate mash-up... "Dynasty Warriors Rock Band"?