Rock Band 3, the Highest-Rated Music Video Game, Is Now Available for $19.99!

edited April 2011 in Announcements
Rock Band™3, the Highest-Rated Music Video Game, Is Now Available for $19.99!

Expand the Band, Experience Pro Mode, Keyboards and Access to More Than 2,600 Songs, Just in Time for the Rock Band 3 Squier Release!

Cambridge, Mass. – April 5, 2011 – Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game developer, and distribution partner Electronic Arts today announced that Rock Band™3, the next generation in the ultimate social and interactive music gaming platform, is now available for only $19.99 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™.

In addition to providing access to more than 2,600 songs and a new keyboard peripheral, Rock Band 3 brought the world Pro Mode, which bridges the world of gaming and real musicianship through a collection of new instrument controllers, trainers and gameplay options that open the door to real-world guitar, bass, keyboard and drum skills. The flagship of Pro Mode, the Rock Band 3 Squier® by Fender Stratocaster® Guitar Controller – a full-sized, six-string electric guitar that also functions as a game controller – is now available in stores.

Of course, for those gamers who want to play with their traditional Rock Band™ or Guitar Hero® instruments, there’s a whole new world awaiting as well, since Rock Band 3 is compatible with most music game instruments. Expand the band up to seven players and check out the deepest Rock Band experience yet with an incredible 83-song soundtrack featuring the music of Avenged Sevenfold, John Lennon, The Cure, Ozzy Osbourne, Bob Marley and more. The game’s deep Career Mode takes the band on a journey to gain new levels of status while the environment around them changes from streets and subways to tour stops and mega-venues. For the serious player, the revamped Career Mode features more than 700 goals and rewards and seamless leaderboard integration for an endlessly deep campaign experience. The game also features easy drop-in and drop-out, easier No Fail accessibility and an all-new Party Shuffle.

Get your copy of Rock Band 3 today through one of these retailers:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/hctxNo
GameStop: http://bit.ly/grhfvO
Best Buy: http://bit.ly/hT68bZ


Critical acclaim from around the world for Rock Band 3:

Associated Press – 4/4
“Rock Band 3 is the kind of classy production we've come to expect from developer Harmonix. It's great for people who just want to have fun at parties, and for those who seriously want to learn musical skills. Four stars out of four.”

G4TV - 5 out of 5
“The best music video game I’ve ever played. While no game can be all things to all people, Rock Band 3 comes close. It is both a great party game and an entirely hardcore music game experience.”

Joystiq.com – 5 out of 5
“Rock Band 3 is the greatest rhythm game ever made, and quite possibly the only rhythm game you need to own…”

Developed by Harmonix and distributed by distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), Rock Band 3 is compatible with all Rock Band™ and The Beatles™: Rock Band™ peripherals, as well as most third-party instrument and microphone controllers. Rock Band 3 Pro Mode requires Rock Band Pro-compatible instrument controllers. Mad Catz, the official peripheral manufacturer and distributor for Rock Band 3 game controllers, has released Pro Mode compatible controllers including the Rock Band 3 Fender™ Mustang™ PRO-Guitar™ Controller, Rock Band 3 Wireless Keyboard, Rock Band 3 PRO-Cymbals™ Expansion Kit and the Rock Band 3 MIDI PRO-Adapter™.

Rock Band 3 is rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB. Music downloads are not rated by the ESRB.

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