- Platform: PlayStation 3
- Media: Video Game
Platform: PlayStation 3
Rock Band® 3 is the next generation of the ultimate social and interactive music gaming platform, developed by the category's leading pioneers, Harmonix Music Systems. Featuring new innovative game modes and new instruments, Rock Band 3 will change the way fans think about and play music games.
This next generation of the Rock Band franchise has something for everyone. Master an instrument through the gameplay fun of "Rock Band Pro mode," add another member to your band with a new keyboard controller, or experience 83 new hits from 83 unique bands, along with your current library of songs from the over 1,500 songs available to date and counting. For the die-hard Rock Band player, there are more gigs, more ways to customize your band and more unique goals to achieve on your way to the pinnacle of rock stardom. For those just looking for fun, Rock Band 3 has a streamlined experience, with easy drop-in and drop-out, easier no-fail accessibility and an all-new party shuffle mode. For the aspirational rocker, Rock Band 3 presents "Pro mode," taking the game beyond expert and into the realm of real musicianship, with the opportunity to master real guitar, bass, keys or drums.
The Rock Band 3 disc soundtrack contains 83 of the best bands from around the world, including bands that have never appeared in a music game, as well as support for existing Rock Band tracks (Rock Band and Rock Band 2 discs, downloaded songs, track packs, AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack and Green Day: Rock Band).
Additionally, Rock Band 3 will give players immediate access to a music library approaching 2,000 songs by launch, with new content added weekly. Rock Band's gigantic music library dwarfs that of Guitar Hero® or any other music game on the market.
Play Just for Fun … or Get Serious. Casual player? Rock Band 3 has great new party modes for quick rocking sessions with friends.
Go Pro: Take your passion for music to the next level with new special guitar, bass, keyboard or electronic drum controllers (sold separately). "Rock Band Pro mode" lets you further develop your musical skills through gameplay! Pro Drums supports three expansion cymbals for more accurate drum set simulation via gameplay differentiation between toms and cymbals. Pro Keys features pitch-accurate keyboard performance. Pro Guitar – the flagship of the Rock Band Pro initiative – features realistic guitar and bass performance, utilizing either the new Fender™ Mustang™ PRO-Guitar™ simulated guitar controller from Mad Catz or the Rock Band 3 Squier™ Stratocaster™ real guitar/controller hybrid that is being developed by Fender™ and Harmonix.
As a new innovation to rhythm gaming, the Rock Band 3 Wireless Keyboard ups the realism of the Rock Band franchise. Crafted after classic Professional Keyboard designs, its versatile layout—capable of use on a tabletop or strapped over the shoulder like an electric guitar — incorporates an ergonomic sensibility that Provides comfort to the casual gamer or seasoned musician. The Rock Band 3 Wireless Keyboard is fully compatible with both standard and Rock Band Pro modes.
Empowering you to rock outside the realm of videogames, the Wireless Keyboard also functions as a MIDI controller and boasts a two-octave, non-weighted, velocity-sensitive keybed ranging from C3 to C5. The MIDI output connector Provides compatibility with MIDI software sequencers and hardware devices, while standard console-specific gaming controller buttons deliver seamless console integration.
*Only compatible with Rock Band 3 and NOT previously released versions of Rock Band software.