Rock Band Blitz – Rumors and Facts

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  • prodrummer1prodrummer1 Rising Star
    edited April 2012
    I hope that the setlist is availeble for rb3 as download.
  • BohemianMattBohemianMatt Headliner
    edited April 2012
    prodrummer1;4695663 said:
    I hope that the setlist is availeble for rb3 as download.

    Well, that is what the announcement says. :)
  • samjjonessamjjones Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    prodrummer1;4695663 said:
    I hope that the setlist is availeble for rb3 as download.

    You purchase Rock Band Blitz, and then the setlist within that game becomes playable in RB3. I haven't seen anything about the Rock Band Blitz tracklist being mentioned as available for sale SEPARATELY from Rock Band Blitz game itself.

    The Lego setlist was never made available for purchase outside of the Lego game. The Green Day setlist was never made available for purchase outside of that title.
  • SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
    edited April 2012
    OK, cleaned up the first post, added links to the info, and added the rumor about the facebook app.
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited April 2012
    prodrummer1;4695663 said:
    I hope that the setlist is availeble for rb3 as download.
    You get the songs and they play in RB3 as well, when you buy blitz. Much cheaper than if they were standard DLC too I'd wager.

    So just buy the game, use it as a big DLC pack and never play Blitz if that's the way you want to look at it.
  • murphmurph Rising Star
    edited April 2012
    you had me at "Jessie Girl" and "imports into RB3".

    for $10 or $15...instabuy. if it's $20...probably...depending on the rest of the setlist.
  • MasemMasem Opening Act
    edited April 2012
    Here's the announce trailer:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYuIXnniEZQ

    Someone above was asking how they will do tracks. You can see in the trailer the difference between Metal Health (4 tracks, no keys) and Jessie's Girl (5 tracks, keys).

    Ergo, the number of tracks that appear equate to the number of tracks that the song has on RB.

    That means there may be the possibility of 3 track songs (YYZ with only lead, bass, and drums) and 2 track songs (Toast from RBN with only drums and vocals).
  • xtodd007xtodd007 Opening Act
    edited April 2012
    Count me in the excited column. The only thing I'm worried about is potentially having a seizure or adding another addiction ;)

    Any game that gets new consumers into the RB Franchise is good. I like the fact that the songs are cross compatible. It should also help the existing dlc sales numbers as well.

    Harmonix, here is to a successful game that brings in boatloads of new fans and makes you so much money that it will lead to an unbelievable RB4 (launched on the new consoles)!!
  • ArramisArramis Opening Act
    edited April 2012
    Just for the 25 songs exporting to RB3 ( first class songs currently 1.99 each) if it's less than 49.75 it's a bargain. ANNND you get a game too!
  • KooleKyleKooleKyle Rising Star
    edited April 2012
    I love this idea. I had started to wind down on my rock band playing, and I have a feeling I'll be playing blitz for a while. No instruments needed is very nice. I can imagine this one being popular with friends. Good Job HMX. Hopefully this setlist will include the long lost Walking Contradiction? ;)
  • CONAN9845CONAN9845 Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    I think that this is a great idea for Harmonix. Get casual gamers playing a rhythm game with a standard controller to songs that they know and like. They can also buy into the thousands of available songs. When RB4 (or whatever) comes out, if they choose, they can give it a try. It will seem more familiar, and they'll be able to play all of those songs that they've gotten used to.

    This will be a great way to get new players into the RB franchise while making more money for HMX. I'm excited for more songs... That's for sure.
  • thatmarkguythatmarkguy Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    Hmm. Makes me wonder.

    Will RB3 get a title update to have it know to look in the RBB game data when building the RB3 song library?

    If so, might this be a chance for HMX to slip a few other bells and whistles into an RB3 title update?
  • KooleKyleKooleKyle Rising Star
    edited April 2012
    thatmarkguy;4695714 said:

    If so, might this be a chance for HMX to slip a few other bells and whistles into an RB3 title update?

    Like the fixing Jet Noise, ahaha.

    I think this could actually affect RB3 somewhat. With the new game, I believe this could really revitalize the series. Henceforth producing more than 3 songs a week! How exciting!
  • ZigZag2005ZigZag2005 Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    thatmarkguy;4695714 said:
    Hmm. Makes me wonder.

    Will RB3 get a title update to have it know to look in the RBB game data when building the RB3 song library?

    If so, might this be a chance for HMX to slip a few other bells and whistles into an RB3 title update?
    I would think it's more likely that RBB is designed to use existing RB folders.
  • jjdude1jjdude1 Rising Star
    edited April 2012
    Here's a thought I don't think I saw mentioned yet:

    Is Rock Band 3 going to have an export for this so that the on-disc songs can be recognized as DLC? I wonder how much that will cost.

    Or will it recognize those songs some other way?
  • meck77meck77 Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    can anyone point me in the direction of the link to the livestream. thanks
  • tnevakertnevaker Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    thatmarkguy;4695714 said:
    Hmm. Makes me wonder.

    Will RB3 get a title update to have it know to look in the RBB game data when building the RB3 song library?

    If so, might this be a chance for HMX to slip a few other bells and whistles into an RB3 title update?

    more interesting would be if they included a way to launch the arcade game from within RB3.

    especially if you've got a huge DLC library and don't want to have to wait for it to reload when switching between games.
  • Hogan2000Hogan2000 Banned
    edited April 2012
    I know one thing bruther. They haven't revealed the other 20 songs yet dude but it better be one hell of a setlist for me to buy this bruther. Once bitten Twice Shy and Mental Health isn't going to sell me just yet bruther. I think it's cool you can transfer it to rock band 3 bruther but I'm not buying this for 2 songs I like bruther. The next 20 songs better be off the charts dude.
  • defdog99defdog99 Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    I guess I'm unclear how this side project affects RB3.

    SCEE and wii are on hiatus
    and for the last couple weeks DLC was "waiting for PAX East news".

    Does this mean:
    - 3 packs will be increased to 4 or 5 now that the "extra 25 songs" were squeezed into the workload the last couple months.
    - RB DLC will be more modern / pop'ish for the Blitz crowd (versus guitar heavy RB3 crowd)
    - I guess I dont understand the whole SCEE and WII on hiatus. Maybe more servers are being configured for something even larger like RB: Blitz for iphones.
  • Hogan2000Hogan2000 Banned
    edited April 2012
    Plus can't we just purchase once bitten twice shy and Mental Health when the game comes out bruther? They make it sound like it's DLC pal?
  • EhfahqEhfahq Headliner
    edited April 2012
    This kinda reminds me of the Rock Band DS game. Which I enjoy while on the crapper.

    I will probably pick it up for the DLC.
  • jeronemitchelljeronemitchell Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    Hogan2000;4695744 said:
    I know one thing bruther. They haven't revealed the other 20 songs yet dude but it better be one hell of a setlist for me to buy this bruther. Once bitten Twice Shy and Mental Health isn't going to sell me just yet bruther. I think it's cool you can transfer it to rock band 3 bruther but I'm not buying this for 2 songs I like bruther. The next 20 songs better be off the charts dude.

    I don't... understand... why it must be... twenty songs? Even if... it costs $20... that's the same as... ten tracks. If you already... like two... don't you only... need to like eight... more max?

    That was my attempt at writing like Randy Orton. Unfortunately, only current WWE fans would get that. ;)
  • Odin ForceOdin Force Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    Scythemaster 37;4695305 said:
    So who else is hoping that 1 or more of the 20 unrevealed songs is/are Lady Gaga song(s)?

    I know I'd be extremely lucky to get 1, but maybe since they're trying to appeal to new gamers and bring people in, they'll include Lady G! I really hope so.
    The only Gaga song I could see happening is Edge of Glory and it is entirely likely. I really believe this setlist will be poppier much like Lego. Fingers crossed for Fun.

    Random Question: Does anyone know if the RB3 on-disc songs will somehow export? I'd assume they are the songs which aren't compatible with Blitz.
  • CloudWolfCloudWolf Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    Odin Force;4695779 said:
    The only Gaga song I could see happening is Edge of Glory
    Not Yoü and I? I'd say that song is a lot more Rock Band friendly.
  • FairwoodStudiosFairwoodStudios Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    thatmarkguy;4695714 said:
    Hmm. Makes me wonder.

    Will RB3 get a title update to have it know to look in the RBB game data when building the RB3 song library?

    If so, might this be a chance for HMX to slip a few other bells and whistles into an RB3 title update?

    Like ZigZag indicated, there's no such thing as "Rock Band Blitz Files". Blitz reads RB3 files, the 25 songs in Blitz are effectively just 25 RB3 DLC tracks that come with the game. (Which makes me also agree with the all-or-nothing expectations on Pro upgrades.)

    I suspect/hope that, after Blitz launches, we'll start to see a growth over the three-a-week DLC rate we've had lately. It just makes sense to increase the output after a new game release, and the audio team will have been done authoring these tracks for a little while now so the manpower should open up.
  • Odin ForceOdin Force Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    CloudWolf;4695788 said:
    Not Yoü and I? I'd say that song is a lot more Rock Band friendly.
    I was just thinking more along the lines of the rhythm, but you're right. Pumped Up Kicks is pretty slow, too.
  • JBlack240JBlack240 Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    I hope there's a couple more metal songs besides Metal Health.
  • thatmarkguythatmarkguy Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    ZigZag2005;4695725 said:
    I would think it's more likely that RBB is designed to use existing RB folders.

    I can understand it being designed to read existing RB folders (to play RBB with old RB DLC and exports). It's a dangerous move to allow it to write to the RB folders (as it would need to to get RB3 to see the new songs). Much safer to have each game have a read-only relationship with any folder that isn't its own native data folder.
  • Tom ImpTom Imp Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    Hogan2000;4695744 said:
    Once bitten Twice Shy and Mental Health isn't going to sell me just yet bruther. I think it's cool you can transfer it to rock band 3 bruther but I'm not buying this for 2 songs I like bruther. The next 20 songs better be off the charts dude.

    I'm the exact opposite. I'm sold on the game simply because of those two songs ("Jessie's Girl" doesn't hurt either). I can only imagine the rest will be pretty good, so even if I only play this Blitz game once or twice, I will gladly buy it just to get the songs into my RB3 rotation.
  • LoopyChewLoopyChew Wordsmith
    edited April 2012
    Masem;4695695 said:
    Here's the announce trailer:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYuIXnniEZQ

    Someone above was asking how they will do tracks. You can see in the trailer the difference between Metal Health (4 tracks, no keys) and Jessie's Girl (5 tracks, keys).

    Ergo, the number of tracks that appear equate to the number of tracks that the song has on RB.

    That means there may be the possibility of 3 track songs (YYZ with only lead, bass, and drums) and 2 track songs (Toast from RBN with only drums and vocals).
    There are a good number of 1-track songs, too (some RBN stuff, and Song of the Century for official Harmonix charts).
    thatmarkguy;4695714 said:
    Hmm. Makes me wonder.

    Will RB3 get a title update to have it know to look in the RBB game data when building the RB3 song library?

    If so, might this be a chance for HMX to slip a few other bells and whistles into an RB3 title update?

    Who says they haven't already slipped it into this last update? Given the dev cycle on games like this, maybe they already had something anticipated.
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