LEGO: Rock Band…Really!?

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OK, this LEGO thing is going too far now. While Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Batman all at least made sense, LEGO: Rock Band is about the most blatant money grab of a licensed game I’ve ever seen. Worse yet, it makes absolutely no sense. LEGOs and Rock Band, where’s the connection?

Whoops, sorry! Jumped ahead of myself there. If you hadn’t heard, Warner Bros, TT Games, LEGO Group, Harmonix and MTV Games have all partnered up to create LEGO: Rock Band, a fusion of the two popular franchises promising to bring family-friendly rockin’ to DS, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 this holiday season. In the game you’ll take your little LEGO band on tour through LEGO settings jamming out songs like Carl Douglas’ “Kung Fu Fighting” and Europe’s “The Final Countdown”. So yeah, it’s a casual-skewed Rock Band with a coat of LEGO paint. I just don’t get it…

“LEGO Rock Band combines two compelling properties and creates an experience that family members of all ages will enjoy playing together as a group,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “Harmonix and MTV Games are the world experts in music gameplay, and we’re genuinely thrilled to bring the unique and humor-filled LEGO experience to their Rock Band universe.”

“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.”

“Rock Band is a social game experience that crosses every generation and every genre of rock,” said Bob 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 that’s fun for the whole family.”

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