Since Rock Band was announced last year, we've known that there would be much competition between it and the Guitar Hero franchise. I try to stay as neutral as possible, as each as their own strengths. We haven't seen the competition heat up much lately, though I'm sure it will once either Guitar Hero Aerosmith or GH IV hits the market. However, we just told you last week that Def Leppard was releasing a new single through Guitar Hero, and now we hear that Mötley Crüe will be doing the same in Rock Band today.
Are you a Wii owner that's just itching to get your hands on Rock Band for your beloved console? I can't blame you, as the game is fun as hell. However, it won't be quite the same experience that is found on the 360 or PS3 due to the lack of downloadable content. When asked about this decision, Rob Kay, design director at Harmonix pointed the finger squarely at Nintendo.
It seems like Rock Band has been out forever here in the US. I almost can't remember a time when I wasn't able to rock out to all of these awesome tracks. Unfortunately Europe has not has such a luxury. Thankfully the official launch date has been confirmed, and it's not too far out, at least for the 360.
This is a triumph. Somehow the crazy cats at Harmonix have not only managed to get “Still Alive” from Portal into the game this week, but they're throwing us a curve ball and releasing it for free.
I have been saying for some time that I feel for the gamers on the other side of the pond. I am of course referring to those in Europe who, in this case, have yet to even find out a release date for one of my favorite games, Rock Band. Thanks to a listing on a French site, we may finally have a better idea of when the game will hit store shelves in that part of the world.
According to French retailer, you can expect to get your European hands on the game starting May 22 of this year. This is far better than the feared “Fall 2008” rumor that we heard a while back.