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First Rock Band demo video surfaces [update 1]


Our friends over at Gamespot posted a video demonstrating Rock Band in all its four player band mate glory and then they quickly pulled it. But thanks to some quick saving and YouTube, we have the video embedded above. The video showcases four enthusiastic band mates jamming to Guns N' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle" using two Guitar Hero II X-plorer controllers, the drum kit and a microphone. The screen layout is simplistic enough with vocals on top, guitars on the left and middle right, with drums placed in the right middle. Very slick indeed. Take a looksy at the Rock Band gameplay footage and get a feel for what you'll be experiencing this Fall. And please, don't make eye contact with the lead singer ... she'll turn you to stone.

Update 1: Sean, Harmonix man, posted on the official Rock Band forums that this video is a very early build used for internal purposes and isn't representative of the final game. Also, "Welcome to the Jungle" was used as a demo song and is NOT locked down to be in the game just yet. So, it's far from official, but a boat load of media will be headed our way during E3. Stay tuned.

[Thanks, to everyone who sent this in]

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1. Drums are actually in the middle. And I'm mostly interested in what that has to offer.

Posted at 10:47AM on Jul 4th 2007 by Shawn Lebert

2. Yea, the guitars are actually on the left and right, with drums in the middle.

Anyways, that looks awesome! I can't wait to see what else they'll show at E3.

Posted at 11:06AM on Jul 4th 2007 by Iced_Eagle

3. Yikes. Rock Band is poised to crush Guitar Hero.

Posted at 11:18AM on Jul 4th 2007 by milkmanjb

4. Wow, that looks pretty damn cool for an early build. Suddenly I'm very happy I have two of the Explorer guitars from GH2. Now I'll just need the drum set...

Posted at 11:34AM on Jul 4th 2007 by Tim

5. This looks like it could be pretty fun. I hope that you'll still be able to just play one or two guitar parts like the Guitar Hero games, though. I'm not looking for anything more just yet.

It sounded like the game had its own vocals behind the girl singing so its probably possible.

Posted at 11:38AM on Jul 4th 2007 by Sunny

6. dude that was sweeet i want that demo build!!!! pls harmonix???!? welcome to the jungle is one of my favorite songs! go gnr! (well not so much anymore but yeah they're old albums rocked!)

Posted at 11:56AM on Jul 4th 2007 by rockeranimefreak

7. @4=Tim
Ur gonna need the Rock Band Guitar for the 10 button layout. Not sure if U can get away with GH2's guitar the whole time. Plus RB's Guitar looks bad ass, Is a fender Strat and is Wireless. Woo WOo! PLus, Isnt there going 2 be bass parts as well?

The only thing holding Rockband back is the Price. How much will this game cost?

By itself alone I imagine 59.99

Game w/Wireless Guitar, anywhere from 99.99 to 129.99(

Posted at 12:23PM on Jul 4th 2007 by ccc

8. ACk,

As I was saying, I'll wager that the whole set of everything, game included will cost 189.99

Posted at 12:25PM on Jul 4th 2007 by ccc

9. That looks friggin sweet!! OMG lol, I just got guitar hero, and my kids love trying to thrash, I feel a family band coming on :D

Can I recommend the song "Gay Bar" by Electric Six!

That would be mental in this :D

Posted at 3:52PM on Jul 4th 2007 by MattyPlant

10. According to my sources the best part is that when the game comes it that it will have 2 GNR songs off Chinese Democracy which is set to release the same week.

Posted at 4:47PM on Jul 4th 2007 by Brent Kailbourn

11. @ #7 ccc

Honestly I'm not too concerned about the new guitar layout right now, I just want the drums. From what I've read the extra buttons will just be for special solo sections but not necessary for basic guitar gameplay. I'll let my g/f and my best bud back my up with my guitars. Neither of them have a 360.

Posted at 10:49PM on Jul 4th 2007 by Tim

12. I'm impressed! That looks A LOT of fun!! And you can't go wrong with some old school GnR, fingers crossed it makes it into the final build.

Rock on!

As long as you can get your rock on with online co-op (or maybe a combination of local and online multiplayer?) I'll be a happy man.

Posted at 4:56AM on Jul 5th 2007 by Boff

13. So it actually judges you on the vocals too? Pretty interesting.

Posted at 9:26AM on Jul 5th 2007 by xenocidic

14. hotter than hot. wow.

i hope the guitar is wireless.

Posted at 11:37AM on Jul 5th 2007 by murph

15. @11=tim

Ah, a drummer. Well if U end up being good at smacking those things let me know when it comes out as I will be looking for 1 of those to add to my online band:)

Posted at 11:47AM on Jul 5th 2007 by ccc

16. It's not "looksy" you dolts! It's "look-see."

It's an old imitation of pidgin English, but you could at least get it right. Do you guys have a proofreader or editor, or do you just throw darts at a board filled with letters and hope you got a word right? Do you have a dictionary..? Because "look-see" is in there, but "looksy" is not, and a writer (or his editors) should know this.

Come on, man. I know this is just a blog, but it's a paid gig. Do it right.

Posted at 10:14PM on Jul 9th 2007 by ZeroCorpse

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