LEGO Rock Band is currently in development by TT Games in partnership with Harmonix and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game, which will allow families, tweens and teens to experience a wild journey to rock stardom where they can “Build a Band and Rock the Universe,” will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii.
LEGO Rock Band for Nintendo DS will be co-developed by TT Games and Harmonix in partnership with Backbone Entertainment, a Foundation 9 Entertainment studio. All versions are scheduled for release in summer 2009.
LEGO Rock Band combines the multiplayer music experience of Rock Band with the fun, customisation and humour of the LEGO videogame franchise (LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Batman, LEGO Indiana Jones) packed with brilliant chart-topping songs and classic favourites suitable for younger audiences, including:
Blur: Song 2
Carl Douglas: ‘Kung Fu Fighting’
Europe: ‘The Final Countdown’
Good Charlotte: ‘Boys and Girls’
Pink: ‘So What’
Players will become rockers as they embark on a journey to stardom that the whole family can enjoy as they work their way through local venues, stadiums and fantasy locations on Earth and beyond that mimic the imaginative settings that the LEGO world offers.
Also continuing the LEGO “build-and-play” gaming experience, players will be able to create their own LEGO Rock Band style as they customize their minifigure avatars, band and entourage, including roadies, managers and crew. LEGO Rock Band supports Rock Band instruments, as well as other music game controllers.
The news of this release, on top of the recently announced The Beatles: Rock Band makes for an exciting year for the at-home-in-front-of-the-TV-rock-and-roller.