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Rock Band Blitz cranks up the amplitude on XBLA and PSN

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Rock Band's back, but without the instruments

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Harmonix has just revealed Rock Band Blitz, a new, instrument-free game headed to PSN and XBLA. This latest entry in the franchise is a throwback of sorts, borrowing heavily from Harmonix's PS2 titles Frequency and Amplitude, which sent players barreling down several tracks of music in a ship blasting note pods to play different song components.

Harmonix has just revealed Rock Band Blitz, a new, instrument-free game headed to PSN and XBLA. This latest entry in the franchise is a throwback of sorts, borrowing heavily from Harmonix's PS2 titles Frequency and Amplitude, which sent players barreling down several tracks of music in a ship blasting note pods to play different song components.

Though Harmonix appears to have lost the "ship," footage of Rock Band Blitz's G4 debut is going to be eerily familiar to those who spent any time behind the wheel of the Beat Blaster. This newest iteration also adds power ups like a pinball that careens between tracks, smashing into notes.

Rock Band Blitz will also be instantly compatible with Rock Band's staggering 3700-song catalog (not to mention 25 pack-in songs) when it arrives this summer.