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Rock Band 2 Announced, PS3 Version Coming Late

Update: Okay, so it's only the Xbox 360 version that is going to come out first; it will debut in September.  All other platform versions, including the PS3 version, will arrive a little later.

Original Story:

We’re certain this will come as a shock to no one, especially considering the massive success of the original and the ongoing music boom in the video game industry: it has been officially confirmed that Rock Band 2 is in the works.

IGN revealed this when Harmonix lead designer Dan Teasdale issued the juicy details. As it turns out, all current and future downloadable content will be compatible with both the original and sequel, and – better yet – so will the instrument controllers. Essentially, this means that if you purchased the full set the first time around, you won’t have to do so again with Rock Band 2; just buy the new game for $60 and jam away. At least, that’s how we interpret this news…is there any other way to interpret it? In addition, we can expect improvements for character customization as well as the Band World Tour, and Teasdale says we'll get the single “best set list I’ve ever seen in a music game.” They’re all set to have Rock Band 2 debut at E3, and we can expect it to arrive later this year. However, this is where the news gets bad for PlayStation 3 owners, even though we’d like to assume these difficulties have been left behind us…

It seems that while the game will arrive for the Xbox 360, Wii and PS2 in September, the PS3 version holds a release date of “TBA 2008,” which translates to “later this year,” which most certainly means: after September. We have no idea why, but we imagine Harmonix is facing some sort of issue, and one that can’t be resolved in time for a complete simultaneous release. That’s a bummer, but we’ll see what we can find out. Maybe they’ll fix it in time, who knows?

Related Game(s): Rock Band 2

6/30/2008 Ben Dutka

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Deleted User []
Monday, June 30, 2008 @ 3:08:30 PM
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Rockband is lame. How long did it take to make that game? A week tops. Think about it: No story...1/100000 the animations of a real game. No voice acting or voice synchronization. Its basically matching colors at the right time to music.

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karneli lll
Monday, June 30, 2008 @ 5:21:40 PM
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typical,no love 4 the ps3

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