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Gaming News: Harmonix Announces Rockband 4 Pre-Order Bundles


Our friends at Harmonix and Mad Catz sent out some really cool news yesterday about the upcoming Rockband 4, the first of the Rockband games for the current gen platforms. Check out the news below:


In Rock Band 4, guitarists can now express themselves like never before, leaving their own mark on their favorite tracks with new “Freestyle Guitar Solo” gameplay. No music lessons or expertise needed, “Freestyle Guitar Solos” allow players of any skill level to string together face-melting and truly original legendary solos. Using Positive Grid’s BIAS revolutionary amp and effects modeling technology, players will experience the sound and feel of legendary modern and classic rigs, giving player-created solos an incredible and authentic tone.Featuring remarkable depth that will challenge even the most seasoned Rock Band players, with “Freestyle Guitar Solos,” players can take the fantasy of becoming a guitar god to the next level!“Freestyle Guitar Solo” gameplay complements a suite of new features that take the full-band game experience of Rock Band to the next level, including advanced vocal gameplay, update party features, and a dynamic band story campaign.MORE MUSIC, MORE FUN
More than 1500 songs are planned to be compatible with Rock Band 4. An eclectic mix of on-disc songs have also been confirmed, with more announcements on the way leading up through launch.New music includes:

  • Avenged Sevenfold – “Hail to the King”
  • Benjamin Booker – “Violent Shiver” *
  • Elvis Presley – “Suspicious Minds” *
  • Fleetwood Mac – “You Make Loving Fun”
  • Jack White – “Lazaretto”
  • The Killers – “Somebody Told Me”
  • Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk” *
  • Queens of the Stone Age – “My God Is The Sun” *
  • Scandal – “The Warrior” *
  • Spin Doctors – “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong”
  • The Who – “The Seeker”
 * Indicates newly announced song
Starting today, fans can pre-order the following hardware and software bundles:
  • Band-in-a-Box Bundle, which includes Rock Band 4, a Wireless Fender Stratocaster Guitar Controller, a Wireless Drum Kit Controller and a USB Microphone.
  • Guitar Bundle, which includes Rock Band 4 and a Wireless Fender Stratocaster Guitar Controller.

All I can say is that I am very excited about this new game. I love the Rockband franchise, everything from the original Rockband games to LEGO Rockband and The Beatles Rockband. With over 1,500 songs to be available, this will be the best Rockband game yet.

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