Rock Band Unplugged dated, detailed

PSP version due out in June.

Harmonix, EA and MTV have announced that Rock Band Unplugged for PSP will be released in the US and Europe "beginning 9th June", which should put it on European shelves by Friday, 12th June.

As previously reported, it includes an in-game downloadable content store along the same lines as the one featured in Rock Band on home consoles.

Rock Band Unplugged also includes nine songs that will be exclusively available on PSP before they become DLC for other versions. There are 40 master recording-based songs on the UMD in total.

As for gameplay, the trio claim that "your hands are the peripherals", so presumably you press buttons, a bit like Amplitude. You'll still control lead and bass guitars, drums and vocals, although there are few details on how exactly this will work.

Modes in the box include World Tour, Band Survival and Warm Up, and we're also promised a robust character creator.

We're trying to find out more details at the moment about whether PS3 and PSP owners have to buy content separately for both versions and things like that, so we'll let you know. Look out for our review closer to release.

You can also catch a glimpse of the game in our Rock Band Unplugged screenshot gallery.

The game's been co-developed by Harmonix and Backbone Entertainment.

Oh, and those nine exclusive songs are:

  • 3 Doors Down - "Kryptonite"
  • AFI - "Miss Murder"
  • Alice in Chains - "Would?"
  • Audioslave - "Gasoline"
  • Black Tide - "Show Me the Way"
  • Blink 182 - "What's My Age Again"
  • Freezepop - "Less Talk More Rokk"
  • Jackson 5 - "ABC"
  • Tenacious D - "Rock Your Socks"

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