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Harmonix Announces Rock Band Add-Ons


Harmonix, makers of the rockingly successful interactive Rock Band game, has announced plans to expand its lineup of instruments, an inside source has revealed.

Speaking under condition of anonymity, they spilled the proverbial beans on several new additions to what Harmonix has referred to as their “franchise” game.

The Rock Band Flute will make players yearn for living in the past as songs from Jethro Tull are planned as downloads. Also packed with the Rock Band Flute will be a pair of kneepads—but boots are optional.

Rock Band’s Steel Drum add-on is sure to make a big splash as well, with the Star Wars hit “Cantina Band” and many Calypso favorites planned for add-on content.

As if that weren’t enough, the Rock Band Concertina will appeal to the oom-pah crowd. This will only lead to speculation that complementary “brasstic” instruments–simulated brass instruments but in plastic form–are on the horizon.

Rock Band’s mature fans will appreciate the Rock Band Wireless Keytar, an exciting addition that will introduce the synth-pop and electronic genres to the game, with music from bands such as Depeche Mode and Devo planned for downloadable content.

“The possibilities are virtually endless,” said the source.

Harmonix also plans polka yodeling, allowing previously reluctant individuals languishing for oddball octaves lively, spirited dancing all year-round.

More details and pictures as they come. Stay tuned.

(UPDATE: Please read the follow-up. Thanks!)

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