The LEGO Rock Band version of Iggy Pop horrified me, but the LEGOfied Queen that appears in the game delights me. Just look at Brian May’s hair!
Below is the first footage of Queen in EA/Harmonix’s blocky take on traditional Rock Band. They sing “We Are The Champions,” and it all looks predictably fun and goofy.
Still, after the furore caused by Kurt Cobain’s controversial appearance in Guitar Hero 5, I’m curious to see how people react to the late Freddie Mercury being in this. My guess is they’ll get away with it. I can’t imagine anyone getting their knickers in a bunch about tongue-in-cheek LEGO versions of dead rockers.
That, and Harmonix will probably make sure you can’t use Freddie to rap to Flavor Flav.
[Via press release]