Archive for category Rock Band 3
USA Today has managed to get some info out on the game. So what do we know about it now? Well, a couple days ago Darrin talked about another game, Power Gig, which is said to use a much more realistic, and usable, guitar. Sounded cool, right?
Rock Band is known to have some really polished games, but what did they change that made this game even more noteworthy, besides being a household name by now? Turns out, one of the two instruments for the game is a real guitar. A fully functional, six string Squier Stratocaster. It uses tech in the neck and bridge to figure out where your fingers are, so no buttons. There is also a more standard controller, but much different from what we’re used to:
The other is a Fender Mustang Pro controller from accessory maker Mad Catz with a field of buttons in each fret. As your fingers compress the smaller non-colored buttons on that guitar’s neck, your finger positions are represented in the game’s display. “You can go from plucking single notes to power chords and bar chords, we have crazy stuff like tapping and slides,” Dubrofsky says. “If you ever had any aspirations of connecting with the music in a deeper way … you are really going to like Rock Band 3.“
According to the Rock Band Facebook page,:
Rock Band Harmonix is developing Rock Band 3 for worldwide release this holiday season! The game, which will be published by MTV Games and distributed by Electronic Arts, will innovate and revolutionize the music genre once again, just as Harmonix did with the original Rock Band, Rock Band 2 and The Beatles: Rock Band. Stay tuned for more details!
The backwards compatibility is a must for this game, and I expect it will be available. One new feature I’m sure they will include, is the ability to play multiple instruments of the same type, as they just allowed with Band Hero. Multiple people playing the drums, or singing the same song would be a great addition to the game. Any one else have some interesting ideas for the upcoming Rockband 3?