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E3 2015: Rock Band 4 rocks out with new trailer and details

Get a better look at Rock Band 4’s gameplay and some new details (including a 1500 song set list), just announced at E3.

RB4 looks a lot like the legacy Rock Band titles, and that’s not really  bad thing as the visuals were always something that I enjoyed. From the game series’ boom years ago too, I’d imagine that there are more than a few gamers out there who’d agree.

Of course, there are differences from those older games. For starters, the Freestyle Guitar Solos are a new addition and give players (of any skill level) the chance to “string together face-melting and truly original legendary solos”. Face-melting sounds pretty good to me. Also the fact that there’s no experience necessary to rock ’em is pretty nice too.

Then there’s the setlist.

A total of 1500 songs will be compatible with RB4 at launch, including a bunch of new tunes including:

  • Avenged Sevenfold – “Hail to the King”
  • Benjamin Booker – “Violent Shiver” *
  • Elvis Presley – “Suspicious Minds” *
  • Fleetwood Mac – “You Make Loving Fun”
  • Jack White – “Lazaretto”
  • The Killers – “Somebody Told Me”
  • Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk” *
  • Queens of the Stone Age – “My God Is The Sun” *
  • Scandal – “The Warrior” *
  • Spin Doctors – “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong”
  • The Who – “The Seeker”

And if that was enough to sell you on a copy, then you’ll be happy to note that pre-orders have officially gone live as well. There’s no solo version with just the game as the guitar is new, so you’ll need one of those at least to play. What you can get though is the classic Band in a Box set (which includes the game, a wireless Fender Strat and drum kit, and a USB mic), or the Guitar Bundle, which includes the new guitar and a copy of the game.

Rock Band 4 arrives on the Xbox One and PS4 later this year.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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