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Rock Band coming to your iPhone

Posted by: Dan at 10/8/2009 3:32 PM
Well, it looks like one of the followers was right on the news tease as EA Mobile announced today that Rock Band will be coming to the iPhone OS. Some time this month, the uber-popular band game will debut on both the iPhone and iPod Touch with 20 tracks from bands such as Foo Fighters, Beastie Boys, AFI and Blink-182.

At the end of the release it was mentioned that additional tracks WILL be available in the in-game Music Store, marking the first use of an EA Mobile title with the micro-transaction capabilities that Apple introduced with the iPhone OS 3.0.

I am really interested in seeing how well EA Mobile utilized the controls as compared to the way similar games have been done on the PSP and DS. Check out all the details after the jump and the first screens below:



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.
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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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NOTE: Rock Band requires 3.0+ OS.
For optimal performance, Rock Band plays best with versions 3.0.1 and above.

Game Features
  • FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER play Rock Band, the best band music game of all time
  • Go solo, or push it to the limit with LIVE BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
  • If you can’t get your band together over Bluetooth, synch up via Facebook on your own time.
  • 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.
  • Play along with 20 legendary songs from great bands like Smashing Pumpkins, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Foo Fighters, Blink-182, The Beastie Boys, and more!
  • 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.
  • Check out the in-game Music Store to purchase additional tracks
20 Legendary Rock Songs (Core Game)

30 Seconds To Mars - "Attack"
AFI - "Girls Not Grey"
All American Rejects - "Move Along"
Beastie Boys - "Sabotage"
Blink-182 - "All The Small Things"
Blondie - "Hanging on the Telephone"
Foo Fighters - "Learn To Fly"
Foo Fighters - "Everlong"
George Thorogood & the Destroyers - "Bad to The Bone"
Jethro Tull - "Hymn 43"
Joan Jett - "Hymn 43"
Lynard Skynard - "Simple Man"
Motorhead - "Ace of Spades '08"
Pixies - "Debaser"
Presidents of The United States of America - "Ladybug"
Rise Against - "Give It All"
Silversun Pickups - "Lazy Eye"
Smashing Pumpkins - "Cherub Rock"
Steve Miller Band - "Take The Money and Run"
The Go Go's - "We Got The Beat"

Ship Date: October 2009