Tune up your ... normal controller, because Rock Band Blitz is on the way in just over a month. Harmonix's downloadable music game will be out on PSN August 28, and on XBLA a day later, for $14.99 or its Xbox fun money equivalent.
The game works with all your exported Rock Band tracks and DLC, but it'll come packed with 20 songs of its own. Today, Harmonix revealed four more of those: Avenged Sevenfold's "So Far Away," Kool & The Gang's "Jungle Boogie," My Chemical Romance's "Sing," and Fun's "We Are Young." You know, the song that's on the radio between plays of that Gotye song.
All Blitz songs work in Rock Band 3, so that $15 is also an excuse to get the band back together.
Cambridge, Mass. – July 18th, 2012 – Harmonix is excited to announce that Rock Band™ Blitz will be coming to the PlayStation®Network on August 28th for $14.99 and to Xbox LIVE® Arcade on August 29th for 1200 Microsoft Points™. Rock Band Blitz takes the popular franchise in an exciting new direction, with over-the-top and addictive controller-based gameplay – no instrument peripherals required!
Rock Band Blitz will support the biggest music library in gaming, fully compatible with thousands of songs already available in the Rock Band Music Store, as well as tracks exported from Rock Band, Rock Band 2, and more! Additionally, Rock Band Blitz will ship with more than 20 songs from music's biggest artists, including music from Blink-182, Foster the People, Iron Maiden, and the following songs that were announced today:
Avenged Sevenfold – "So Far Away"
Fun. ft. Janelle Monáe – "We Are Young"
Kool & The Gang – "Jungle Boogie"
My Chemical Romance – "Sing"
Rock Band Blitz's songs are also immediately compatible with and playable in Rock Band 3, where players can experience these hits as a full band, using compatible guitar, microphone, drum, and keyboard peripherals! For a full list of songs revealed so far, head to http://www.rockband.com/games/rockbandblitz!