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Rock Band 3

Rock Band 3 is a rhythm video game, and the third main game in the Rock Band series. Rock Band 3 allows players to simulate the playing of rock music and other genres using special instrument controllers mimicking lead and bass guitar, drums and vocal.
Platform:Wii
Genre:Rhythm Game
Official Site:Rock Band 3 Homepage
Release Date:29 Oct 2010
Developer:Harmonix Music Systems
Publisher:Electronic Arts
Tags:Rock Band 3, Rock Band 3 Wii, EA, Electronic Arts, MTV Games, Harmonix
Also on:Xbox 360, PS3
Rock Band 3

 

Rock Band 3 expands upon previous games by including three-part vocal harmonies, previously used in The Beatles: Rock Band and Green Day: Rock Band, and support for a keyboard instrument; Harmonix will be providing a MIDI-compatible 25-key unit with the game.

Rock Band 3 will also feature a new 'Pro' mode, which are designed as a learning tool to accurately mimic playing of real instruments: guitar and bass players will have to match specific fingering on frets and strings, drummers will have to strike cymbal pads in addition to snare and toms, and keyboardists will use precise fingering across the whole keyboard. MadCatz and Fender will be manufacturing controllers and add-ons to support the Pro mode.

The game disc will include 83 songs, many designed to emphasize the keyboard instrument. Existing game content, including downloadable content and songs from the Rock Band Network, will carry forward into Rock Band 3, with the full Rock Band library expected to be more than 2000 songs by the end of 2010. Rock Band 3 is designed to take advantage of players' existing libraries by providing user-created set lists and challenges and tools to easily search and select songs from the library.

  • An incredible 83-song setlist.

  • Innovative new gameplay modes and instruments.

  • In addition to guitar, bass, drums and solo vocals, Rock Band 3 adds three-part vocal harmonies.

  • Pro Drums supports three expansion cymbals, with gameplay differentiation between toms and cymbals.

  • Pro Keys features pitch-accurate keyboard performance across a two-octave range, displayed on an easy-to-read keyboard track.

  • Pro Guitar features notated guitar and bass performances, available for play with either the new Fender Mustang PRO-Guitar simulated guitar controller from Mad Catz or the Rock Band 3 Squier by Fender Stratocaster Guitar Controller that is a real guitar/controller hybrid. The Rock Band 3 Squier Stratocaster is a fully functional, full-sized, six-string electric guitar that also functions as a game controller.
News » Shipping for Rock Band 3 MIDI PRO-Adapter Announced

Mad Catz Interactive Inc. announced the shipping of the Rock Band 3 MIDI PRO-Adapter.

20 Dec 2010 4:18 pm

News » Billy Joel in Rock Band 3

Billy Joel 12 pack now available on Rock band 3.

20 Dec 2010 10:50 am

News » Queen Rocks Onto Rock Band 3

Two epic Queen packs make their way to Rock Band 3.

17 Dec 2010 3:36 pm

News » Lynyrd Skynyrd comes to Rock Band 3

Four new Lynyrd Skynyrd to hit Rock Band 3.

25 Nov 2010 4:35 pm

News » Bee Gees Hits Rock Band

The Bee Gees, B.B. King and Procol Harum come to Rock Band 3.

15 Nov 2010 2:27 pm

News » Rock Band 3 Demo Hits Console

Demo for Rock Band 3 lets players play keyboard with guitar controllers.

9 Nov 2010 5:09 pm

News » Bon Jovi Hits Rock Band

Twelve Bon Jovi songs come to Rock Band 3.

8 Nov 2010 2:17 pm

News » Twelve Doors Songs Come to Rock Band

More The Doors DLC comes to Rock Band 3 with twelve songs.

2 Nov 2010 2:31 pm

News » Rock Band 3 DLC Announced

John Lennon, The Doors, Billy Joel and Bon Jovi DLC announced for Rock Band 3.

27 Oct 2010 4:09 pm

Previews » Rock Band 3 Releases

The inclusion of a six-string guitar controller makes Rock Band 3 a real step-up in what is a stagnating genre. The game releases this week.

27 Oct 2010 2:30 pm

News » Alternative Rock Band DLC

Jimmy Eat World and Stone Temple comes to Rock Band.

18 Oct 2010 10:50 am

News » New Singles for Rock Band 3

New singles coming to Rock Band 3 with downloadable content.

13 Sep 2010 12:48 pm

News » Rock Band Country Pack Four

Rock Band presents going Country Pack four.

30 Aug 2010 9:26 am

News » Rock Band 3 Unleashes its Set List

MTV Games and Harmonix unleash the complete Rock Band 3 Set list.

26 Aug 2010 11:14 am

News » Six New Artists for Rock Band

Harmonix and MTV Games announce six new artists for Rock Band.

2 Aug 2010 1:53 pm

News » Voice Improvements for Rock Band 3

No longer will voices sound horribly amateur in Rock Band 3.

2 Jul 2010 4:20 pm

News » Fender Joins Rock Band 3

Fender, Harmonix and MTV Games Partner to introduce the Squire Fender Guitar Controller for Rock Band 3.

14 Jun 2010 2:52 pm

News » MTV Games Set to Reinvent with Rock Band 3

Rock Band 3 features announced including seven player game modes.

14 Jun 2010 2:03 pm

News » New Rock Band 3 Controller

A new controller is coming to Rock Band 3.

10 Jun 2010 1:48 pm

News » Rock Band 3 Set to Revolutionise

Rock Band 3 has been announced and is set to cause waves this holiday season.

10 Mar 2010 2:28 pm