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 Lego Rock Band  Confirmed for Holiday '09

Lego Rock Band Confirmed for Holiday '09

April 21, 2009 | By Kris Graft

April 21, 2009 | By Kris Graft
More: Console/PC

When a property has reached copious amounts of success, the natural thing to do is release a Lego version of that property.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and its subsidiary TT Games, along with Harmonix and MTV Games, have confirmed Lego Rock Band, the newest entry to the Rock Band music game series. The companies hope to replicate the success of other family-friendly Lego-based products from TT Games, such as Lego Star Wars, Lego Indiana Jones and Lego Batman.

The existence of Lego Rock Band first surfaced March during the annual Game Developers Conference, when a slide not used but accidentally made available via Harmonix senior designer Dan Teasdale's presentation acknowledged the existence of the game.

Today's announcement is the first official confirmation of the title, which will appear on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii. TT Games is developing the home console versions in a partnership with Rock Band creator Harmonix, while Foundation 9 Entertainment's Backbone Entertainment has taken on development of a Nintendo DS version.

All versions of the game are slated for holiday 2009.

In line with other Lego video games, TT Games is positioning Lego Rock Band as a family-friendly title with songs and content appropriate for "tweens and teens."

TT Games managing director Tom Stone said the game will be "humor-filled." Songs in Lego Rock Band include Blur's "Song 2," Carl Douglas' "Kung Fu Fighting," Europe's "The Final Countdown," Good Charlotte's "Boys and Girls" and Pink's "So What."

Internally, Harmonix is currently developing the eagerly-anticipated Beatles Rock Band, appropriately due to hit shelves on 9/9/09. The Rock Band franchise shipped 10 million units as of December 2008, Harmonix and MTV Games parent Viacom said earlier this year.

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