Green Day: Rock Band Officially Announced

By Alice O'Connor and Chris Faylor, Dec 13, 2009 8:57am PST Following up on The Beatles: Rock Band, series creator Harmonix is preparing a Green Day-focused entry in its rhythm game franchise, which will include the band's likenesses along with real-life venues, and, of course, various Green Day tunes.

As with much of tonight's news, the revelation came during the Spike VGAs.

Exactly when the game will arrive remains unknown, as does its platforms--PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii are likely given past entries in the franchise--though it doesn't come as a surprise, as Harmonix has previously promised a Green Day "project."

Update: Harmonix has confirmed that Green Day: Rock Band will hit PS3, 360 and Wii in 2010, adding "the track list will be fully exportable, giving players the opportunity to play the songs in Rock Band and Rock Band 2 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3."

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  • I don't know what there's to complain. If you don't like this sort of genre just avoid the game.

    Comparing Green Day to bands like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd is like comparing Vivaldi to 2 Unlimited.

    I like punk/punk rock and all the sub genres people make up for a lot of bands and I too dislike Green Day, but it doesn't phase me a bit that there is a game with their songs. I'll admit that I'd much rather see a different band up there, but at least they're expanding their music genre here.

    Old classics are great, but there's much more to music as to dwell in the 60's 70's and 80's. And obviously there's music you don't like but the neighbour does, should he not be allowed to enjoy a game with his music preference?

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