A weekly recap of all things Rock Band 4 and Guitar Hero: Live, among the topics of discussion this week included 3rd party adapters for drum kits such as the ION Kit, Amplitude’s multiplayer and song list, news about Guitar Hero Live’s GHTV feature, and much more! Also discussed were some of our highlights from the DLC store and RBN tracks, and our general feelings about Rock Band 4. Be sure to check it out and let us know what you thought of it!
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This week, Harmonix threw a public party during E3 for fans to come to LA and try out Rock Band 4 in the Mayan Theater, along with newly announced features like freestyle guitar solos, vocal freestyle, and custom drum fills. I was already heading there on my own, but convenient timing led to me becoming a writer for RBA, so I decided I would spend some of the time talking to Aaron Trites, getting as much out of him as I could between forum users’ questions and my own. The following is not a transcript of our talks(there were several hours over two days), quotes are not exact quotes, but it is sorted into categories you can drop to and all the information is accurate to the best of his knowledge(remember, Aaron is not a coder, not a lawyer, and has been at E3 all week, so some of the super new details/responses are beyond him until he returns and gets situated again). I am writing down everything I am allowed to repeat from this week.
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As part of today’s Rock Band pre-order announcement, EB Games in Canada has put up their pre-order page, and with it, a listing of the songs that will be part of the 30 additional songs made available to those that pre-order. The list is… familiar.
Harmonix announced today that Rock Band 4 will officially be available on October 6 for Xbox One, and Playstation 4, with pre-orders open now for a band bundle featuring a Guitar, Drums, Microphone, and the game for $249.99 US, or a Guitar bundle with the game, and a guitar for $129.99.
In addition, the earlier leaked news was confirmed that those who pre-ordered will receive 30 additional songs for free, plus an additional four songs if you order from Amazon.
Also, a number of new songs were announced:
- Benjamin Booker – Violent Shiver
- Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds
- Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
- Queens of the Stone Age – My God Is The Sun
- Scandal – The Warrior
Finally, the rumoured addition of Freestyle Guitar Solos was confirmed, which can be briefly seen at the end of this new trailer.
All of the new information, including pre-order links for the US, can be found at the new Rock Band 4 official site.
One of the big questions from Rock Band fans since the announcement of Rock Band 4 a few months ago was whether, or not there would be an export option for the Rock Band 3 disc tracks, like there have been for most of the other discs.
Unfortunately, it’s looking like when Rock Band 4 launches, the answer will be no:
It seems that store pages for Rock Band 4 are starting to go up. Last night Toys ‘R Us gave us a glimpse in to the cost of the game, but today Amazon might have given us our first look at DLC! The pre-order bonus includes a 34-song pack, what is in it remains a mystery, as well as 4 Amazon exclusive songs. Check out the list below:
- Alabama Shakes – Don’t Wanna Fight
- Breaking Benjamin – Failure
- Death from Above 1979 – Trainwreck 1979
- The Pretty Reckless – Follow Me Down