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Harmonix Releases New Song List, Video Detailing Power-Ups

Today, Harmonix released a list of 11 new songs and detailed two of the 15 new power-ups for their summer 2012 XBLA/PSN game Rock Band Blitz.

Blitz will ditch peripherals for a standard controller and will allow players to switch between instrument tracks for a fast-paced game. Blitz will also include power-ups such as Overdrive and Pinball, which will shoot a silver pinball around the screen and force you to simultaneously keep the ball on the track while maintaining your streak.

Blitz will be able to use most of the tracks available in the Rock Band Music Store, as well as 20 new Blitz-specific songs. Harmonix released a list of 11 new songs today:

  • The All-American Rejects – “Kids in the Street”
  • Barenaked Ladies – “One Week”
  • Collective Soul – “Shine”
  • Elton John – “I’m Still Standing”
  • Fall Out Boy – “A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More ‘Touch Me’”
  • Great White – “Once Bitten Twice Shy”
  • Iron Maiden – “The Wicker Man”
  • Living Colour – “Cult of Personality”
  • P!nk – “Raise Your Glass”
  • Shinedown – “Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)”
  • Tears for Fears – “Shout”

Click here for a full list of the songs announced so far.

Click here to read Tim Turi's hands-on impressions of Blitz from the Game Developer's Conference.

Harmonix has also released a video detailing two of the new power-ups: Bandmate and the aforementioned Pinball.

  • This is supposed to release soon right?
  • I still don't really understand the rules... Why switch so often? Is it because there are more notes somewhere else, maybe? Hmm...
  • Congrats on your first editorial post, Ali! (At least I believe it's the first...) Welcome to the team!
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  • Congratulations on your first preview, keep up the good work!

  • Congratulations on your first preview, Ali!  This game definitely interests me, I'll be sure to check it out.

  • There is only like two songs on there in which I have any interest, and one of them I've already played.

    And I'm definitely not going to own more than one Fall Out Boy song.

  • Throw some heavy metal and hard rock in there and we got a deal.

  • Needs more Maiden or just Metal in general.

  • as a diehard Amplitude fan, I was devastated to find that this only has two buttons...I can't see this capturing the charm of Frequency and Amplitude, just because part of that charm lay in the insane difficulty.

    I wanted to be excited for this, but I can't do it.

  • my guitar is broken :(
  • meh

  • I'd be more interested if it better resembled Amplitude and Frequency, like instead of juggling four tracks, have three play (cut out vocals) at once, but have there be three notes max on each over just two, so the instruments feel more fun to play. And in parts of a song where only one or two instruments are playing, take away the tracks related to the non-playing parts and expand the active tracks to five or four notes, respectively.  

  • I haven't played a music game in years, but I would seriously get this just for Iron Maiden's "The Wicker Man".

  • nice

  • Sixteen Candles? YES I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS GAME! :D