LEGO Rock Band Officially Announced, Includes Europe's 'The Final Countdown'

By Chris Faylor, Apr 21, 2009 7:31am PDT Confirming the long-running rumors, publishers Warner Bros. and MTV Games today announced that LEGO Rock Band will hit PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and DS in "holiday 2009."

LEGO Star Wars developer TT Games is handling the three consoles versions "in partnership" with Rock Band series creator Harmonix, while the Nintendo DS release "will be co-developed by TT Games and Harmonix in partnership with [Rock Band Unplugged PSP developer] Backbone Entertainment." A few tracks were revealed:

  • Blur - "Song 2"
  • Carl Douglas - "Kung Fu Fighting"
  • Europe - "The Final Countdown"
  • Good Charlotte - "Boys and Girls"
  • Pink - "So What"

"LEGO Rock Band combines the multiplayer music experience of Rock Band with the fun, customization and humor of the LEGO videogame franchise packed with brilliant chart-topping songs and classic favorites suitable for younger audiences," said WB.

As with past Rock Band title, the multi-instrument music game will be compatible with Rock Band-branded peripherals as well as those of other music games.

No word yet if, as with Harmonix's various Rock Band Track Packs, it will include a disc export feature that brings the included songs into other Rock Band games.

The game is set to embrace the "imaginative settings that the LEGO world offers," with concert venues ranging from stadiums to "fantasy locations on Earth and beyond."

"LEGO Rock Band is built around the same values of imagination and family-friendly creative role play that is present in other LEGO videogames," said LEGO Group VP Henrik Taudorf Lorensen. "It will deliver innovative new elements of game play that complement the fun of the Rock Band experience."

Thanks to Shacker and resident Rock Band expert Masem for the tip.

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  • Both companies are milking their properties for everything they're worth because, surprise surprise, their properties are extremely popular. I think if I were Activision or MTV I'd be releasing as many games as people would be willing to buy. Bicker and complain all you want about this affecting the quality of games overall, but they sell. We live in a competition-based monetary economy and they're just using the method which would let them pull the most money from the supply. Nothing wrong with that. If you'd like devs to actually make games that constantly change and "take risks", evolving gameplay fluidly, you'd have to convince everyone that we don't need a monetary-based economy. A resource-based economy is possible but realistically very far off from development. Probably decades if not centuries depending on how long it takes for the majority of humanity to realize we are all one and identify the true rulers and controllers of this world, and promptly do away with them.