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Harmonix partners with Fig to crowdfund mystery title

Fig has announced a new partnership with Harmonix, with the developer planning to bring an unannounced title to the crowdfunding platform later this year. Harmonix CCO Alex Rigopulos will join the company’s advisory board as part of the deal – currently run by former Double Fine COO and Fig founder …

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UPDATED: Rock Band 4 on Xbox One price increased over instrument adapter

The Xbox One release of Rock Band 4 will cost $20 more than the PS4 release, due to Microsoft’s console requiring an adapter to support older peripherals. Harmonix has confirmed that with the addition of the adapter, the Xbox One edition will cost $80/70.The adapter will come packed with every …

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Mad Catz targets ‘significant’ European growth for Rock Band 4

Rock Band will finally crack Europe this year, publisher Mad Catz has told MCV @ Gamescom. The Harmonix-developed series is a huge seller, but has struggled to compete with Guitar Hero outside of the US market. We think Rock Band has the potential to find a far bigger audience in …

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Amplitude slips to the end of 2015

Harmonix has confirmed that Amplitude won’t now arrive until the end of the year, and even then only for some backers. The rhythm action reboot was supposed to be with us this summer but will now not arrive until the end of 2015. Kickstarter backers who bought in to the …

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VIDEO: Rock Band 4 has a release date

Rock Band’s encore will return to rocking this October. Rock Band 4 has finally had a release date set, with the rhythm music title coming to PS4 and Xbox One on October 6th. Prices for the upcoming game have also been released by US retailers Amazon and Gamestop opening up …

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Rock Band 4 going ‘back to basics’ in the battle for retail shelf space

Mad Catz has dismissed fears that there won’t be enough shelf space for Rock Band 4. The popular music title returns to retail at a busy time for peripheral-heavy products, which will see LEGO Dimensions, Guitar Hero, Skylanders and Disney Infinity all vying for attention. But the firm told MCV …

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Mad Catz co-publishing Rock Band 4

Mad Catz isn’t just working on peripherals for Harmonix’s rhythm game revival Rock Band 4, with the peripheral maker announcing it has joined the studio as the game’s co-publisher. The pair had already struck a deal for Mad Catz to manufacture official peripherals for the title, and now Mad Catz …

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Rock Band 4 will work with old Guitar Hero hardware, Harmonix says

Upcoming music title Rock Band 4 won’t just work with old Rock Band hardware – it’ll also work with any Guitar Hero gamers may have. That’s according to Harmonix’s Daniel Sussman who told Business Insider: "We’re planning to support everything that we can: That includes all of the old Rock …

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Who will go to Rock Band’s reunion tour?

There was a time when everyone was playing Rock Band and Guitar Hero. And then they stopped. All of them. At the same time. The billion-dollar plastic guitar industry vanished overnight. It was a painful time for everyone associated with that genre. But Harmonix, the studio that created both franchises, …

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We’ll avoid an arms race with Guitar Hero, says Harmonix

The creator of Rock Band has vowed not to saturate the market with games when the franchise returns this year. Harmonix and Activision released over 30 different guitar-based games between 2005 and 2010, causing the market to become oversaturated and collapse. Rock Band 4 is now set to return this …

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