Up to seven players can join in the fun with a variety of drop-in and drop-out party modes. Solo players will embark on a career mode supporting more than 700 goals and rewards, with each game type offering social networking tools for Facebook, Twitter, and similar programs to keep your friends and family members updated on your progress. As in Rock Band 2, you can customize your onscreen alter ego with a variety of clothing, accessory, and equipment options. To help you manage your music library, Rock Band 3 lets you create and save custom set lists to share with others. You can also sort music via filters or find similar songs with the built-in recommendation system.
Featured artists in this version of the game include the Doors, Slipknot, Smash Mouth, Jimi Hendrix, Ozzy Osbourne, Huey Lewis and the News, Queen, Joan Jett, Dio, Nightranger, the Cure, Metric, Phoenix, and more. Rock Band 3 for PlayStation 3 is only available in the U.S. as a standalone purchase, with the keyboard peripheral sold separately. It should be noted that while earlier guitars will work with Rock Band 3, the “Rock Band Pro” setting requires a six-string model designed specifically for the game. Existing drum controllers will also need three expansion cymbals to participate in the professional mode, but the keyboard controller can be enjoyed in all modes without any additional items.
Features 83 tracks from 83 artists
Includes support for three-part vocal harmonies and a new keyboard controller
Learn to play each song the “real” way with the all-new “Rock Band Pro” difficulty setting
Import music from earlier entries in the series