Harmonix had plans to announce their new game at PAX East, but things changed when they got the chance to do it on X-Play. Matthew Nordhaus and Eric Pope, the master of lamb chops, were on X-Play yesterday to announce Rock Band Blitz. Rock Band Blitz is not the traditional Rock Band game we think of, it seems like a mix between a Harmonix oldie, Amplitude and Rock Band Unplugged, a Rock Band game that was exclusive to PSP.
It was announced that Rock Band Blitz will come with 25 songs, which will export into other Rock Band games, and all existing DLC will work with Blitz on launch day. Rock Band Blitz is not played with the plastic instruments I’m sure we all have lying around, but with a standard controller. Rock Band Blitz will be coming to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network this summer.
These are the songs that have been announced so far.
Blink 182 – Always
Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks
Great White – Once Bitten, Twice Shy
Quiet Riot – Metal Health
Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl