Harmonix has announced that they’ll finally be adding Online Multiplayer to Rock Band 4 later in the year so that you can enjoy a quick jamming session with players from around the world. Check out the trailer below for a …
Harmonix, who you probably know because of the Rock Band series, finally gave us something we’ve been looking forward to for a long, long time: a new Amplitude! Several of you might not remember the original Amplitude, which was released on PlayStation 2 way back in 2003 (which in video game years, means it was released back when us old timers played video games with stones, sticks and leaves), and you certainly don’t remember Frequency, it’s prequel from 2001, but for those of us who were alive and gaming during that period, these two were a breath of fresh air.
This week Harmonx lifted the lid on a new entry to the Rock Band franchise that does away with peripherals. Called Rock Band Blitz, this new single player, downloadable title for PSN and XBLA closely resembles Amplitude which was also created by Harmonix and released back in 2003 for the PS2.
Here’s a little food for thought. Did you know that Rock Band 3 went into development right after the release of Rock Band 2? During that two year period how many installments of the Guitar Hero franchise did Activision release? That number would be eight ( not including the handheld versions ). Now, how many of those games raised the bar as high as Harmonix’s Rock Band 3? If you answered zero, then you’re correct.
It’s been two years since Harmonix released a direct installment to the Rock Band franchise. Even though we’ve had the Beatles: Rock Band, Green Day: Rock Band, and Lego: Rock Band to fill the gap, those games were just appetizers. Rock Band 3 is the main course. Prepare to dig in.