LEGO Rock Band. It’s not exactly a phrase that rolls off the tongue, let alone a phrase that we ever expected to grace the halls of the video game industry. But, sure enough, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, Harmonix and MTV Games are actively working on LEGO Rock Band for all the current consoles. It will ship this holiday season.
The previous LEGO games, such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones, mixed tongue-in-cheek humor with traditional platforming gameplay and great graphics. While the graphics will remain similar in LEGO Rock Band, it’s hard to see how the self-deprecating humor will come across in the middle of a song.
The game, says Warner Bros. Interactive, will “allow families, tweens and teens to experience a wild journey to rock stardom where they can ‘Build a Band and Rock the Universe.'” That’s all well and good, but didn’t families, tweens and teens already get that chance in the original Rock Band or Guitar Hero World Tour?
Regardless, here’s the deal: LEGO Rock Band will include a variety of songs suitable for all ages, including “Song 2” by Blur, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas, “The Final Countdown” by Europe, “Boys and Girls” by Good Charlotte, and “So What” by Pink.
Players will work their way through local venues, stadiums and fantasy locations on Earth and beyond that mimic the imaginative settings that the LEGO world offers. Players will be able to create their own LEGO Rock Band by customizing their avatars, band and even their entourage (roadies, managers and crew). LEGO Rock Band supports Rock Band instruments, as well as other music game controllers
LEGO Rock Band is in development for the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and Nintendo DS. All versions are scheduled for release holiday 2009.