Here’s your first glimpse at the new features, songs, and instruments for Rock Band 3! This game has mind-blowing new modes and instruments – including Pro Mode and a keyboard (a keytar, and yes, it has MIDI!) peripheral! – and more music than any other music game.
Rock Band 3 will have an incredible 83-song setlist, as well as support for the over 1,500 existing Rock Band tracks (Rock Band and Rock Band 2 discs, DLC, track packs, AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack, LEGO Rock Band, and Green Day: Rock Band). The setlist contains songs from some of the best bands from around the world, including bands that have never appeared in a music game! Don’t think it stops there – the regular weekly DLC releases will continue after Rock Band 3’s release.
In addition to the plastic guitars, bass, drums, and vocals you’re used to, now you can jam on a couple of new instruments. Play vocal harmonies with up to three players like you did in The Beatles: Rock Band. And for the first time ever you’ll also be able to play using a keyboard peripheral! The band has gotten bigger – playing with all available instruments, you and six friends can all rock at the same time. Rock Band parties will never be the same. If you’re ready to take the next step in music gaming, check out Rock Band 3’s Pro Mode.
Ever had someone ask you why you play plastic guitar instead of learning a real instrument? Now you can tell them you ARE learning a real instrument. Rock Band 3 empowers players to develop actual musical skills through the fun of Rock Band Pro gameplay. Start at Easy and work your way up through Expert on three different Pro Modes, just like you did with the plastic guitars and plastic drums.
Get the party started faster and keep it going all night! Party Shuffle lets you start the game immediately, while persistent drop-in/drop-out lets players take turns (or take a break!) without interrupting the flow of play. You’ll also be able to choose (or change!) your difficulty on any gameplay screen – including mid-song.
On the hub from the instruments to the console (in this case for the Xbox) is a MIDI in port:
More info on www.rockband.com