Rock Band for iPhone officially announced

rock-band-iphoneSeems like just yesterday when we started to get a funny feeling about an official Rock Band for iPhone release. Turns out, our very own Inspector Gadget, one Mr. Kumparak, was spot on with his sleuthing – Rock Band for the iPhone / iPod touch was officially announced by Electronic Arts earlier today.

As expected, the game will feature a multi-player mode (via Bluetooth), allowing up to 4 dudes and/or dudettes to rock out together, while on the go. Of course, you can always shred on your own in single-player mode, but when you get lonely, you can use the integrated Facebook Connect to lure invite others to join in.

Just like its big brother, Rock Band for iPhone allows iMusicians to choose between vocals, drums, bass, or guitar (some screenshots below). The latter three offer pretty obvious game play – tapping the screen on the correct notes. The vocals, too, are performed through tapping (rather than actually singing, as with the console versions of the game), which was a bit surprising – but likely better for the sake of humanity. No one wants to hear some dude singing an off-key version of “Everlong” at his iPhone on the bus.

The game will come with 20 integrated tracks (see below), 15 of which are available right off the bat, leaving the other 5 to be unlocked in World Tour mode. There will also be other songs available for purchase (for an unknown amount).

In traditional fashion, the game was announced without any pricing or availability information. However, the game has been submitted to Apple and is pending approval. EA expects it to hit the App Store sometime in mid-October.


Full track listing:
“Attack” – 30 Seconds To Mars
“Girls Not Grey” – AFI
“Move Along” – All American Rejects
“Sabotage” – Beastie Boys
“All The Small Things” – Blink-182
“Hanging on the Telephone” – Blondie
“Learn To Fly” – Foo Fighters
“Everlong” – Foo Fighters
“Bad to The Bone” – George Thorogood & the Destroyers
“Hymn 43” – Jethro Tull
“Bad Reputation” – Joan Jett
“Simple Man” – Lynard Skynard
“Ace of Spades ’08” – Motorhead
“Debaser” – Pixies
“Ladybug” – Presidents of The United States of America
“Give It All” – Rise Against
“Lazy Eye” – Silversun Pick Ups
“Cherub Rock” – Smashing Pumpkins
“Take The Money and Run” – Steve Miller Band
“We Got The Beat” – The Go Go’s