Partial Rock Band Blitz Setlist Confirmed

By Michelle Balsan, 4 years ago
Since its showing at PAX East, Harmonix has been relatively quiet about their upcoming XBLA beath-match title, Rock Band Blitz. While we do know some important things about the title, such as the basic gameplay and the fact that ALL of the 25 tracks included with the game will be available for export to, what often sways people to purchase rhythm games at this point is the tracklist. Ten songs have now been revealed - any of them look exciting to you?

All-American Rejects – "Kids in the Street"
Barenaked Ladies – "One Week"
Collective Soul – "Shine"
Elton John – "I’m Still Standing"
Fall Out Boy – "A Little Less Sixteen Candles"
Great White – "Once Bitten Twice Shy"
Iron Maiden – "Wicker Man"
Living Colour – "Cult of Personality"
P!nk – "Raise Your Glass"
Shinedown – "Diamond Eyes"
Tears for Fears – "Shout"
As we touched on in our PAX preview, and as was seen in the lengthy PAX East Demonstration video, the gameplay in Rock Band Blitz will not only be about matching button presses to the beat, but also about effectively using power ups to earn high scores. Along with the partial setlist, Harmonix has also revealed several of the power-ups you'll get to use in game, and they've released a video about them as well.

Shockwave - sends out a wave that scores on all notes it touches
Bottle Rocket - explodes and clears notes it hits on tracks
Point Doubler - 2x points
Bandmate - takes over a track and plays all notes for you
Jackpot - play absolutely perfect to earn 3X points, but flub up and lose it all
Pinball Note - keep a pinball bouncing to clear touched notes
Blast Note - blows up any notes it touches
Synchrony - switches tracks without breaking your note streak
Flame Note - burn everything with fire to keep
Runaway Note - chase a note to get a bonus

Rock Band Blitz is due to arrive this Summer. There is no pricing information available yet, but we'll be sure to bring that to you as soon as we know it.

Thanks to all the community members who sent this one in!
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.