Rock Band 4 never stopped being fun even if you've been away from the game for a short time, but Rivals is a great reason to return to your rock roots.
Rock Band 4
Five years after the last full retail release, Harmonix has returned with Rock Band 4. Like your favorite band that's been out of the studio for too long, Harmonix's return is a welcome one. Who better than the masters of the genre to bring back one of the most storied franchises of the last decade for another run at greatness? With new platforms and audiences to reach, the time seemed right for Rock Band to once again make a claim to the throne of the ultimate music franchise. Much of what makes up Rock Band 4 will be immediately familiar to longtime players, but that's not a bad thing. Rock Band 4 brings back feelings you didn't even know you were missing, and improves upon the formula just enough to make everything feel fresh and new, while being as comfortable as a pair of worn-in leather pants.
Harmonix has released its final setlist for Rock Band 4. Take a gander at all the songs you'll shred along to with plastic, musical instruments in your hand.
The indie title crowdfunding company Fig is teaming up with the music game gurus at Harmonix for their next game.
Paramore, Ozzy, Judas Priest, Van Morrison and even The Cure are being added to Rock Band 4's tracklist, and Harmonix released a new gameplay video to boot.
Amazon and Toys "R" Us have begun taking pre-orders for Rock Band 4's October launch, and those plastic peripherals a bit more this time.
It's official — Harmonix is tuning up its plastic peripherals for a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One debut of Rock Band 4.