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Jam out on your iPhone/Touch with “Rock Band”

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EA has announced Rock Band for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Yet another triple A title makes it’s way to everyone’s favorite mobile gaming mobile phone. Now granted, the iPhone is not the best portable gaming device by any means, but for a phone it’s hard to argue that compared to all other mobile phones on the market, the iPhone is one of the most convenient was to enjoy gaming on the go with out looking like a kid.

Personally I love to game on my Nintendo DS Lite but to be quite honest, I really feel awkward busting out my DS while I’m out with some of my more sophisticated friends. LoL

It’s more convenient to me just having my iPhone in hand than any of the other portable gaming console. Not that I can fit the PSP in my pant pocket. Let’s get to the screens and details of this version of Rock Band. I wonder how good it’ll  do on the App store or how much the game and downloadable songs cost.

The Details:

Available for iPhone® and iPod touch® FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

Go solo, or push it to the limit with LIVE BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER

Sync up via Facebook on your own time.

Rock out on guitar, bass, drums or vocals to MP3-quality songs

Play at three levels: easy, medium or difficult

Play solo, or start a band with friends from around the world

Jump into Quickplay for casual sessions or take it on the road in Tour Mode

Play along with 20 legendary songs from great bands like Smashing Pumpkins, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Foo Fighters, Blink-182, The Beastie Boys, and more!

Start out playing in grungy dives and work all the way up to stadium-rock stardom

Collect rewards and achievements that provide replay value and depth to even the most experienced Rock Band veterans.

Check out the in-game Music Store to purchase additional tracks

According to Pocket Gamer the release is slated for later this month. They also have a list of the Tracks that will be available for the iPhone Rock Band.

Track list:
"Attack" – 30 Seconds To Mars
"Girls Not Grey" – AFI
"Move Along" – All American Rejects
"Sabotage" – Beastie Boys
"All The Small Things" – Blink-182
"Hanging on the Telephone" – Blondie
"Learn To Fly" – Foo Fighters
"Everlong" – Foo Fighters
"Bad to The Bone" – George Thorogood & the Destroyers
"Hymn 43" – Jethro Tull
"Bad Reputation" – Joan Jett
"Simple Man" – Lynard Skynard
"Ace of Spades ’08" – Motorhead
"Debaser" – Pixies
"Ladybug" – Presidents of The United States of America
"Give It All" – Rise Against
"Lazy Eye" – Silversun Pick Ups
"Cherub Rock" – Smashing Pumpkins
"Take The Money and Run" – Steve Miller Band
"We Got The Beat" – The Go Go’s

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The Screens:

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There isn’t a concrete release date just yet but stay tuned for any upcoming announcements on Rock Band for iPhone. One more tid-bit for you non iPhone owners. Rock Band Mobile will available for Verizon Wireless customers.

Press:

Verizon Wireless Customers First to Live Out Their Rocker Dreams on Mobile Phones with Rock Band From EA Mobile, Harmonix and MTV Games

Game Lets Players Choose Lead Guitar, Bass, Drums or Vocals and Four Different Ways to Play

LOS ANGELES & NEW YORK & BASKING RIDGE, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EA Mobile™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS), Harmonix and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA)(NYSE:VIA.B), and Verizon Wireless said that, beginning today, Verizon Wireless customers can be the first to play Rock Band on their wireless phones. This is the first time the award-winning music game is available on the mobile platform, giving Verizon Wireless customer the chance to rock out to 25 legendary songs from great artists including Smashing Pumpkins, Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Beastie Boys with MP3-quality sound.

“EA Mobile is excited to bring the cultural phenomenon, Rock Band, to the mobile phone platform, allowing players to experience their favorite bands from almost anywhere,” said Adam Sussman, Vice President of Worldwide Publishing for EA Mobile. “Rock Band has made its way into mainstream culture, and we’re glad to bring a customized mobile version to Verizon Wireless customers. The game includes great features like ‘Cooperative Multiplayer’ and ‘Pass-n-Play’ for play with family and friends, and ‘Tour’ which shadows the life of a real rock star where players can choose any key band position to play.”

Rock Band mobile gives our customers with feature phones yet another super-cool game to play and another way to use their wireless phones for entertainment,” said Ryan Hughes, Vice President, Partner Management and Business Development at Verizon. “Rock Band is an iconic game and we’re excited to be working with EA to be the first to bring it to mobile customers.”

Bob Picunko, Senior Vice President of MTV Games, added: “Rock Band mobile is the next step in bringing the authentic rock experience found in Rock Band and Rock Band 2 to an even broader group of consumers on the mobile platform. We believe fans will respond as they get to enjoy what is sure to be the dominant rock experience on their phones.”

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