Monday, April 6, 2009

Lego Rock Band? What's Happening?

Was flipping through my google reader and came across this from G4's The Feed,

According to Harmonix senior designer Dan Teasdale,

Think [Services} posted the wrong slides from his Game Developers Conferance presentation "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap: Design Lessons Learned From Rock Band" online. Think apparently posted an early draft of the presentation as opposed to the actual slides he showed at GDC. The online draft mentions Lego Rock Band. Judging from the slide, it's coming in 2009, between Rock Band Unplugged for the PSP and The Beatles: Rock Band.

I don't think I'm alone in thinking this is probably not true. The Feed mentions that Lego could be a nickname, code name, joke, etc and I agree. What would be the point of Lego Rock Band? It doesn't even make sense. Like, in any universe. Unless it's like...Legos and kids you are all Legos songs? That's all I got.

So what the hell would a reason be for having Lego Rock Band? Can you think of one? And call me crazy, but there's no GH4 up there, right? So GH: World Tour is considered GH4? So why GH5 and not GH: WT2? Wait, whats GH: Modern and GH: Decades? and GH: VH? Van Halen? What's GH: GH?! And GH: BH? I'm so confused right now. Wait "!!!" ? Does that mean Rock Band for the band !!! ? Otherwise known as ChickChickChick? That would be awkward.

Well. In any event. Beatles Rock Band is gonna kick my ass and make me the happiest person alive. And Lego Rock Band is hopefully a joke. Time to research what all these random editions of Guitar Hero are.

Update: Okay, thanks to some research, I've concluded that BH is Band Hero...but I don't know how that's different from Rock Band and GH:GH Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits. Also...odd. Why would I buy that?

Update: It's confirmed! Leo Rock Band exists and is coming out this fall. Interesting. Here's the info from Kotaku
LEGO Rock Band is being developed by TT Games in a partnership with Harmonix and published by Warner Bros. Entertainment. The game is built (geddit?) around the theme: "Build a Band and Rock the Universe." The teen and tween geared game boasts some of these tunes: 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".

"We're thrilled to offer another LEGO branded gaming experience that will deliver humorous and social play for families and friends," said Henrik Taudorf Lorensen, Vice President, the LEGO Group. "LEGO Rock Band is built around the same values of imagination and family-friendly creative role play that is present in other LEGO videogames. It will deliver innovative new elements of game play that complement the fun of the Rock Band experience."


Unknown said...

I am now imagining a game that comes with a massive lego set, out of which you construct your own guitar or drum kit.

Teddy Diefenbach said...

There were rumors about this at some point...I say it's a "no way".