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Lego Rock Band Announced

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I could have swore that Harmonix said there wouldn’t be a Rock Band game this year. This goes to show ya, never believe what anyone says in this industry. This thing will sell like hotcakes. Lego doesn’t even have to make toys anymore. Where’s my Lego Killzone 2 and Gears Of War? Here’s the full release:

WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, TT GAMES, THE LEGO GROUP,

HARMONIX AND MTV GAMES ANNOUNCE LEGO(r) ROCK BAND(r)

Rhythm Based Music Game Snaps Together Best-Selling Franchises to Create

Fun Family-Friendly Experience for All Ages

Burbank, Calif. – April 21 2009 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
and TT Games are joining forces with the LEGO Group, Harmonix and MTV
Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), to merge
two of the most popular videogame franchises with the creation of
LEGO(r) Rock Band(r). The unique family-friendly music experience is
currently in development by TT Games in partnership with Harmonix, and
published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game, which
will allow families, tweens and teens to experience a wild journey to
rock stardom where they can “Build a Band and Rock the Universe,” will
be available for the Xbox 360(r) video game and entertainment system
from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION(r)3 computer entertainment system and
Wii(tm) home videogame console. LEGO Rock Band for Nintendo DS(tm) will
be co-developed by TT Games and Harmonix in partnership with Backbone
Entertainment, a Foundation 9 Entertainment studio. All versions are
scheduled for release holiday 2009.

LEGO Rock Band combines the multiplayer music experience of Rock Band(r)
with the fun, customization and humor of the LEGO videogame franchise
packed with brilliant chart-topping songs and classic favorites suitable
for younger audiences, including:

Blur: “Song 2”

Carl Douglas: “Kung Fu Fighting”

Europe: “The Final Countdown”

Good Charlotte: “Boys and Girls”

Pink: “So What”

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.

“LEGO Rock Band combines two compelling properties and creates an
experience that family members of all ages will enjoy playing together
as a group,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “Harmonix and
MTV Games are the world experts in music gameplay, and we’re genuinely
thrilled to bring the unique and humor-filled LEGO experience to their
Rock Band universe.”

“We’re thrilled to offer another LEGO branded gaming experience that
will deliver humorous and social play for families and friends,” said
Henrik Taudorf Lorensen, Vice President, the LEGO Group. “LEGO Rock Band
is built around the same values of imagination and family-friendly
creative role play that is present in other LEGO videogames. It will
deliver innovative new elements of game play that complement the fun of
the Rock Band experience.”

“Rock Band is a social game experience that crosses every generation and
every genre of rock,” said Bob Picunko, Senior Vice President of
Electronic Games for MTV Games. “Harmonix and MTV Games are big fans of
the LEGO game franchise and excited to work with TT Games to develop a
new take on Rock Band that focuses on great music and LEGO humor that’s
fun for the whole family.”

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