Rock Band Blitz shredding in August

Harmonix's $15 downloadable music game hits PSN August 28 and XBLA August 29; songs from Avenged Sevenfold, My Chemical Romance revealed.


Rock Band Blitz will take the stage next month, developer Harmonix announced today. The company's first downloadable Rock Band game will arrive on the PlayStation Network August 28 for $15 and on Xbox Live Arcade August 29 for 1,200 MS points ($15).

No plastic instruments required.
No plastic instruments required.

In addition to announcing the release date for Rock Band Blitz, Harmonix also confirmed four new songs for the game: "So Far Away" by Avenged Sevenfold, "We Are Young" by Fun. (featuring Janelle Monae), "Jungle Boogie" by Kool & The Gang, and "Sing" from My Chemical Romance.

Rock Band Blitz is compatible with the thousands of songs presently available in the Rock Band music store, as well as tracks exported from past games in the series. Additionally, the songs in Rock Band Blitz will be immediately playable in Rock Band 3.

For more on Rock Band Blitz, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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