Rock Band Rickrolling Will Be Possible Soon Enough

on February 10, 2012 6:00 PM

Harmonix claims its inclusion of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” in the next round of Rock Band Network track offerings is done in the name of love. After all, the four new songs are available on Valentine’s Day. But let me be the first to call shenanigans on this. You knew it was only a matter of time until Rickrolling was possible with plastic instruments. Come on, it’s even done on subways, for heaven’s sakes!

In addition to Astley’s Internet classic, Heart’s “Alone,” Mr. Big’s “To Be With You” and Poison’s “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.” The “Gold Star My Heart Pack” is available for $6.99 (560 Microsoft Points) or $1.99 individually (160 MSP). Admit it: You’re totally Rickrolling the two friends who’ll still play Rock Band with you. Don’t believe me? Watch the trailer after the jump.

 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.