Rock Band’s UK release dated

If you’re like me and want to live out all your rockstar fantasies but don’t have the time or talent then fear not, because EA has announced that Rock Band will be making its UK debut on May 23rd. That is unless, of course, you own any console other than a 360. In which case you’re going to have to wait a little longer as Microsoft has got its hands on a timed exclusive and will be sure to make the best of it.

The game sets itself up as direct competition to Activision’s Guitar Hero. What separates the two is that Rock Band claims to offer the entire ensemble experience, including guitars, drums and vocals. So basically you can kid yourself about your musical prowess in the company of friends and family.

It seems Activision has anticipated this announcement and as a result there has been an extensive TV advertising campaign for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock in hope of diverting attention and soaking up the potential user base before Rock Band hits shelves.

Rock Band is rated 12+ by PEGI. Presumably because of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.

[See also: Rock Band gallery, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock gallery]