Rock on with Rock Band on the iPhone/iPod Touch

rock-band-preview2Rock Band, the critically acclaimed music game that has graced just about every video game console, has finally made its way to the App Store. Published by perennial heavyweight Electronic Arts, Rock Band on the iPhone and iPod Touch will allow players to jam on the guitar, drums, bass and vocals to 20 legendary tunes (Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins and more). Much like its console counterpart, you can even play with up to 4 friends via Live Bluetooth Multiplayer. And as expected, a built-in music store will allow you to purchase additional tracks to jam to – 2 song packs for $1, as opposed to $2 per track found on the console.

There’s no doubt that hardcore fans of the Rock Band series will be all over the iDevice release, even at its $9.99 price point. That said, the App Store’s current top seller Tap Tap Revenge 3 ($0.99) will surely be giving EA’s Rock Band a run for its money. TMA’s Matthew will be testing out his musical skills and pumping up the jam on the review shortly, so stay tuned!

Electronic Arts, Rock Band, $9.99, 158 MB
ROCK BAND

20 Legendary Rock Songs (Included)

  • Attack – 30 Seconds To Mars
  • Girl’s 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 – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Ace of Spades ’08 – Motörhead
  • Debaser – Pixies
  • Ladybug – Presidents of The United States of America
  • Give It All – Rise Against
  • Lazy Eye – Silversun Pickups
  • Cherub Rock – Smashing Pumpkins
  • Take The Money and Run – Steve Miller Band
  • We Got The Beat – Go Go’s

Key Features
** FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER! **Play ROCK BAND, the best band music game of all time – now on your iPhone® or iPod touch®!

JAM ALONE OR WITH FRIENDS
Go solo, or push it to the limit with LIVE BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER . Play with 2-4 bandmates, hear when they miss notes and bail them out with overdrive.Enjoy the first full band multiplayer experience on the iPhone or iPod touch.

TURN IT UP ONLINE
If you can’t get your band together over Bluetooth, synch up via Facebook on your own time.Use the in-game message center to check your band’s status and get Push Notifications when friends invite you to rock out.

ALL 4 WAYS TO PLAY, ANY DIFFICULTY
Rock out on guitar, bass, drums or vocals to MP3-quality songs on 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.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC
Play along with 20 legendary songs from great bands like Smashing Pumpkins, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Foo Fighters, Blink-182, The Beastie Boys, and more!

TAKE IT TO THE TOP & EARN THE PERKS
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

THE ROCK DOESN’T STOP!
Check out the in-game Music Store to purchase additional tracks from OK Go, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Lenny Kravitz, Social Distortion, Devo, and more!

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