One of the less likely spin-offs to the "Lego" video game series is coming to major platforms this fall.
It was a rumor. Now it's official. But what exactly is it?
MTV and the owner of the "Lego" gaming franchise, Warner Bros. Interactive, announced today that "Lego Rock Band" is coming to the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and DS this holiday season. Given that "Rock Band" is a music game and the "Lego" games have been riffs off of popular fictions such as Star Wars and Batman, it's not immediately obvious how these two popular tastes go together.
A press release today from Warner Brothers offered some explanation for the upcoming game:
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. Also continuing the LEGO "build-and-play" gaming experience, players will be able to create their own LEGO Rock Band style as they customize their minifigure avatars, band and entourage, including roadies, managers and crew. LEGO Rock Band supports Rock Band instruments, as well as other music game controllers.
The game is being developed by "Lego" makers TT Games, "Rock Band" creators Harmonix and Backbone Entertainment, the same team working on the PSP-only "Rock Band Unplugged." (Notably, there is no "LEGO Rock Band" announced for the PSP.)
Announced songs for the game include:
Blur: "Song 2"
Carl Douglas: "Kung Fu Fighting"
Europe:"The Final Countdown"
Good Charlotte: "Boys and Girls"
"Lego Rock Band" joins the previously announced June-scheduled "Rock Band Unplugged" and the September-slated "The Beatles: Rock Band."