Lego Rock Band to hit store shelves by holiday season

Posted by Aharon Etengoff

San Francisco (CA) - Warner Bros. and TT Games have teamed up with Lego, Harmonix and MTV to create a new title known as Lego Rock Band.

The game, which is slated to be released in time for the 2009 holidays, will be available for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and the Nintendo Wii/DS.  

According to Warner Bros, the game "will allow families, tweens and teens to experience a wild journey to rock stardom where they can build a band and rock the universe."

Lego Rock Band is expected to feature a number of songs by popular artists, such as Blur (Song 2), Europe (The Final Countdown), Carl Douglas and Pink (So What).

"Rock Band is a social game experience that crosses every generation and every genre of rock," explainedBob Picunko, Senior Vice President of Electronic Games for MTV Games. "Harmonix and MTV Games are big fans of the Lego game franchise and excited to work with TT Games to develop a new take on Rock Band that focuses on great music and Lego humor."

Indeed, players will be able to create their own Lego rock band style as they customize minifigure avatars, band and entourage, including roadies, managers and crew.

The game should support various Rock Band instruments, along with other music game controllers.