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.
» 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
» 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
» 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