Rock Band hits iPhone, iPod Touch this month

MTV Games' rhythm franchise expands onto Apple's portable platform with 20 songs, local multiplayer, and downloadable tracks.

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With the PSP launch of Rock Band: Unplugged and the upcoming DS edition of Lego Rock Band, the rhythm franchise will have hit every major game-centric platform in the industry. It's apparently time to expand beyond the traditional console and handheld systems, as EA Mobile, MTV Games, and Harmonix today announced that Rock Band will arrive on Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch in the middle of this month.

Yup, that's Rock Band.
Yup, that's Rock Band.

Rock Band iPhone/iPod Touch will come with 20 songs and incorporate many of the series' distinctive features. Gamers will be able to play guitar, bass, drums, or vocal parts and can gather together for Bluetooth-enabled multiplayer action. The game also includes three difficulty settings for each song, and a Tour mode in addition to the Quickplay option. As one would expect from a portable audio device, MTV is promising MP3 sound quality for the game's songs.

Finally, Rock Band for Apple's portable media players will support downloadable content, with songs from artists including OK Go, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Lenny Kravitz, Social Distortion, and Devo. A complete list of the songs that will come with the initial purchase of the game follows below.

Included tracks:
"Attack"-30 Seconds to Mars
"Girls Not Grey" - AFI
"Move Along" - All American Rejects
"Sabotage" - Beastie Boys
"All the Small Things" - Blink-182
"Hanging on the Telephone" – Blondie
"Learn to Fly" - Foo Fighters
"Everlong" - Foo Fighters
"Bad to the Bone" - George Thorogood & the Destroyers
"Hymn 43" - Jethro Tull
"Bad Reputation" - Joan Jett
"Simple Man" - Lynard Skynard
"Ace of Spades '08" – Motorhead
"Debaser" - Pixies
"Ladybug" - Presidents of The United States of America
"Give it All" - Rise Against
"Lazy Eye" - Silversun Pick Ups
"Cherub Rock" - Smashing Pumpkins
"Take the Money and Run" - Steve Miller Band
"We Got the Beat" - The Go Go's

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