02 Harmonix to release Rock Band Blitz this Summer

The studio behind hit rhythm-based games Rock Band and Dance Central, Harmonix has now confirmed that it's working on a new title dubbed Rock Band Blitz which will be released 'this Summer'.

The studio behind hit rhythm-based games Rock Band and Dance Central, Harmonix has now confirmed that it's working on a new title dubbed Rock Band Blitz.

The new game steers away from previous Rock Band iterations in that no peripherals are required this time around. Instead, game play is more or less mimicked from the older titles including Frequency and Amplitude, where players press buttons in time with the songs across several lanes.

Rock Band Blitz will include a new 25-song soundtrack, but existing Rock Band owners can easily import any DLC tracks they'd purchased as well as being able to use the Blitz tracks in other Rock Band games.

The game will arrive both on the PS3 and Xbox 360 as a downloadable title via PSN and XBLA with its release date yet to be determined. In the meantime, you can check out this official trailer to get a better feel for it :-