Ditches Instruments For Controllers
Harmonix has formally announced their newest music game, and it's a rather odd proposition. Rock Band Blitz will be a PSN/XBLA downloadable title that turns players into a "one man band," using traditional console controllers instead of the range of instrument peripherals. Gameplay will be of the "frantic" rhythm-matching variety, featuring powerups that can destroy gems and unlock score bonuses. The concept is vaguely reminiscent of Harmonix' earlier titles such as Amplitude and Frequency, and we have a trailer embedded below.
Rock Band Blitz will be compatible with Rock Band DLC, though it's unclear whether you'll need to download another license pack. On the flip-side, the 20 new songs can also be exported into Rock Band 3. Pricing and release details are TBA, though we'll probably learn more at PAX East this weekend.