MTV Games, Harmonix and Warner Bros. have got around to confirming development on the rumoured LEGO Rock Band
The game is set for release some time this year on the Wii, PS3, Xbox 360 and DS. As rumoured, LEGO games mainstay Travellers' Tales is taking point on development for the console version, working in conjunction with Harmonix. The DS version, meanwhile will be developed by Backbone Entertainment (Monster Lab
, Gauntlet DS
) in conjunction with TT and Harmonix.
It does what you'd expect - "Players will become rockers as they embark on a journey to stardom that the whole family can enjoy as they work their way through local venues, stadiums and fantasy locations on Earth and beyond, that mimic the imaginative settings that the LEGO world offers", the announcement tells us.
Appropriately, players can build their own avatars.
The game will be compatible with existing Rock Band
peripherals, as well as various add-ons from other music games.
The set list is planned to be 'family friendly'. The full listing hasn't been announced, but a sample has been given:
Blur: Song 2
Carl Douglas: Kung Fu Fighting
Europe: The Final Countdown
Good Charlotte: Boys and Girls
Pink: So What
So, you're probably wondering what the point of a new version of Rock Band
featuring a LEGO skin and a watered down set list is. Money! As far as SPOnG can tell, this isn't going to bring anything to the series but audience...erm, and that's the point as far as the business of game is concerned.
Still, it's a bit of a coup for Warner Brothers, which is still finding its feet in the games industry.
Elsewhere on the LEGO front, take a look at LEGO Battles
for the DS.