Rhythm game developer Harmonix on Tuesday debuted Rock Band Blitz
, a new downloadable entry in its popular music game franchise, reports G4
In a major departure from the proper Rock Band
titles, Rock Band Blitz
] will not use the series' iconic instrument peripherals, and will instead use a standard gamepad, much like classic Harmonix games like Frequency
The game's content, however, still has some close ties to Rock Band
's legacy. In addition to the 25 songs that come with the game, Rock Band Blitz
will support nearly all of the 3,700+ downloadable songs already available for the franchise.
While the previous Rock Band
titles have emphasized multiplayer and cooperative play, Harmonix said Rock Band Blitz
will only support one player, much like the PSP title Rock Band Unplugged
from Backbone Entertainment.
Rock Band Blitz
is currently in development for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, and is scheduled to launch this summer.