After an agonizing three-year wait, Harmonix, the company responsible for turning many of us normal folks into armchair rockstars, is getting the band back together. Rock Band 4 returns with all the features that players love while putting the emphasis right where it should’ve been all along–playing music with friends.
For the first time since the game’s inception, players focus less on instruction in this new version and more on the dynamic experience of being in a band, which means no more Pro Guitar and Keyboard modes. Less filler lessons and more killer playing time.
Also, newly developed instrument controls from Mad Catz have added improved sensitivity and tilt detection for guitars and drums with extra-tough pads. It doesn’t end there, check out these other cool new features:
- Count Down the Song: Drummers now officially drive the bus in Rock Band 4 with the ability to count down the start of the song instead of waiting for the game.
- Trickier Vocal Melodies: Want more challenging vocals? Higher-level difficulties add freeform harmonies to keep singers engaged with the music.
- Bigger Better Track Listing: Added to the track listing for this release are songs from artists and bands like Paramore, St. Vincent, The Who, Queens of the Stone Age, Jack White, The Cure, and Foo Fighters
- Freestyle Solos: Fleet-fingers guitar players can tackle new freestyle soloing in most songs, giving them new ways to put personal touches on nearly every track.
As with other versions of the game, players can still unlock hidden tracks from favorite artists both new and classic. You’d be wise to check the Harmonix website on occasion to see what extra downloadable content is available, and don’t worry, songs from the original Rock Band are compatible with the new version!
So, let us echo the words of the great AC/DC, “for those about to Rock, we salute you.’ Rock Band 4 Release Date: October 6, 2015
Photos : Harmonix