Harmonix announces Rock Band for Xbox Live Arcade

Music gaming reborn for the digital age

Rumours of the music game's death were greatly exaggerated, it seems. Genre heavyweight Harmonix has just announced Rock Band Blitz for Xbox Live Arcade, a multi-lane revamp which resembles PS2 classics Rez and Amplitude.

You'll be able to import all your existing Rock Band DLC tracks to Blitz, assuming the 25 songs on-board don't cut the mustard. Gameplay involves skipping between lanes to keep the instrumental, vocal and percussion parts in sync. You'll do all this with a controller - there's nary an oddly shaped peripheral in sight.

Here's the announcement trailer. Rock Band Blitz launches in summer 2012.