Harmonix announced plans today to release Rock Band Unplugged exclusively for the PSP. The game will be available in North America and Europe beginning June 9, 2009, however no NZ release date has been confirmed at this time.

Rock Band Unplugged is designed to create a band experience in the palm of your hand by combining traditional beat match gameplay with elements from both Rock Band and Rock Band 2, such as overdrive and chords. Your hands are the “peripherals” in Rock Band Unplugged, allowing you to take direct control of the lead/bass guitars, drums and vocals.

In addition, players can expect functional modes like World Tour, Band Survival and Warm Up and a character creator.

The following tracks will launch exclusively through Rock Band Unplugged on the PSP:

  • 3 Doors Down - "Kryptonite"
  • AFI - "Miss Murder"
  • Alice in Chains - "Would?"
  • Audioslave - "Gasoline"
  • Black Tide - "Show Me the Way"
  • Blink 182 - "What's My Age Again"
  • Freezepop - "Less Talk More Rokk"
  • Jackson 5 - "ABC"
  • Tenacious D - "Rock Your Socks"

For more information on Rock Band Unplugged, check out the official site.