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Harmonix, MTV To Rock Store Shelves On October 26

Well, it's on again. The annual battle between Guitar Hero and Rock Band 3 is set for the fall.

While Neversoft and Activision's Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is set for September 21, fans of the genre will have to wait more than a month for Harmonix and MTV's Rock Band 3. The latter will launch on October 26 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and DS and of course, there's your standard assortment of retailer-specific pre-order incentives. If you drop your deposit at Wal-Mart, you'll get a $10 E-gift card; if you put your money down at Amazon.com, you'll receive an exclusive in-game guitar. Lastly, if you'd rather stop by your local GameStop and pre-order the latest Harmonix effort, you'll be treated to three free downloadable songs upon the game's release: "My Own Summer," by The Deftones, "Blue Monday," by New Order, and "Burning Down the House," by Talking Heads. The other cool part about this announcement is that Rock Band 3 will ship simultaneously to all major regions; North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and others (Japan really doesn't count as a "major territory" when talking about this genre).

Also, remember that Rock Band 3 will actually feature the piano as a playable instrument, and we'll also get an all-new Pro Mode, where you should literally be able to play along with your faux-instruments. So, if you're a fan of the genre, which will you be springing for later this year? The new Guitar Hero or Rock Band?

Related Game(s): Rock Band 3

Tags: rock band 3, mtv, harmonix, release date

7/19/2010 9:16:26 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (22 posts)

StangMan80
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 9:31:04 PM
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I won't be picking up neither,I'm not i to this stuff.

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Danny007
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 9:59:57 PM
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It all depends on the songs. I'll probably go for Rock Band 3. The keyboard sounds intriguing.

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Riku994
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 10:24:30 PM
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GH6 for me, they seem to have a more solid setlist and the new guitar just looks badass.

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Pandacastro
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 10:29:14 PM
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I stop playing this but it looks like GH lost.

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Alienange
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 10:49:23 PM
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I just can't bring any more of these plastic monstrosities into my basement. Do these people have a recycling center for their old stuff? It's gotten out of hand and buying more songs just doesn't interest me anymore.

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Kangasfwa
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 10:51:56 PM

Anyone who recycles electronics would likely take them.

Last edited by Kangasfwa on 7/19/2010 10:52:13 PM

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Alienange
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 10:56:03 PM

It's more plastic than electronics. You think they'd take them anyways or is an orphanage the way to go?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 10:58:50 PM

Just keep it in your car and bash it over people's heads when get pompous.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 10:50:09 PM
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I believe this time I will piiiiiick... niether. As usual. Blah. And who is so hard up for these that they would play them on a portable? I can kinda see the fun in flailing about drunkenly with a plastic guitar, but c'mon a DS?

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kraygen
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 11:35:07 PM

Yeah, I can see ppl flailing around like they are having a seizure and when you run over to help, nope, just playing DS.

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kraygen
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 11:37:06 PM
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This is another series I don't understand why ppl buy over and over. How many copies do you need and how many plastic fake instruments do you need?

These series are also known for milking the consumer, game releases and day 1 there are multiple songs to purchase as extra dlc. Riiiight, couldn't get those other 15 songs on the disc? *cough cough bull cough crap cough*

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Dealnightfire
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 11:38:12 PM
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I probably will go with Power Gig if I get a music game since I think their guitar is the best.

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gumbi
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 11:57:22 PM
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Whoa. Just did some research on this and found that Harmonix teamed up with Fender for their newest guitar controller... and it's a freakin Fender Squire Strat. No, not a plastic mini fake guitar, a REAL 6 string electric guitar with sensors along the fretboard to pickup your finger placement. AND get this, you can plug it into your amp and voila, you're rockin tunes. The new pro mode has what looks like scrolling tabs instead of coloured lanes and buttons.

I gotta say, fan of the genre or not, that's pretty slick.

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Metallisnake
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 @ 12:20:20 AM
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wow gh died to me except gh metallica which in my opinion is the best one not bcause im a metallica i say this but as a gh game it really well rounded it did better than van halen surprisinly cause van halen was utter crap idk wtf happen to that game but rock band 3 looks promising but not purchasing any more music genre games cause in another year they just fade away

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ps3sownsxbox360
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 @ 1:31:44 AM
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I have always been into the guitar hero series i im most defintly picking up warriors of rock.

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___________
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 @ 2:48:09 AM
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will they actually be releasing this one here?
RB 1 we had to wait almost 2 f*cking years!
still waiting on RB2!
there lucky there the only ones who release a decent game, otherwise id never buy RB games.
though, this time can we make expert mode a little harder?
expert mode in RB2 is like hard mode on GH world tour!
o, and a little more proper music none of this RMB and pop BS!!!!!!!!
i thought the names were rock band and guitar hero, not sissy band and poetry hero.

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tridon
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 @ 5:46:57 AM
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I outgrew Guitar Hero years ago now. The last one I played was the horrible Aerosmith version. It's all about Rock Band these days. I was hoping I could once again just trade in my Rock Band 2 and pick up the Rock Band 3 disc, but it looks like it's going to be a little more expensive this time around. I NEED that pro guitar and keytar! Can NOT wait! :)

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Dancemachine55
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 @ 8:21:56 AM
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Definitely getting RB3 on release. I am a huge HUGE fan of the series. I'm addicted to it.

GH Warriors of Rock I'll get when it comes under 40 bucks (Aussie). Great setlist so far, and a story mode just might make it interesting and more playable than GH5. Got bored of that one pretty quick, and hardly any of the good songs from the imports of previous GH's went onto GH5!!!!!

Rock Band is the big time winner in my eyes. Keyboard, 3 part harmony vocals, bass, guitar and drums. 7 players. Now THAT'S an achievement for music games.

And all music from RB1, RB2, Green Day RB, Lego RB and the RB Music Store is forwards compatible with RB3!!!!! ALL MUSIC!!!!! Harmonix appreciates people who buy their music, unlike that other company who try to screw you over by making you pay more for less music or content.

I'm looking forward to learning to play guitar for real with this thing. Pro mode finally bridges that gap between gamer and musician.

Throw in the party mode from GH5 (the ONLY good thing about GH5), and we got the best music game on the market.

I know a lot of people don't like this game, but I have a huge passion for music, owning big libraries of music and playing music, even if it is in game form. I just love it. Never stopped loving it even after the terribleness of GH5. But I just stick to Rock Band now. Can't get enough.

I did avoid GH Van Halen tho. Haven't got Lego RB and completely avoided Band Hero. LAAAAME!!!! Might get Green Day RB, looks fun, but better off as DLC for the music and character models of the band members.

Hopefully when the PS4 comes out, there'll just be Rock Band, one game disc and everything else, songs, modes, characters, real life rockstars and venues all coming in as DLC, with all RB music store purchases forwards compatible with the PS4 version.

That would be my dream Rock Band game. Everything all on 1 game. Stupid GH disc swapping, can't get all songs onto one game... grrrr....

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JPHarvey
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 @ 9:28:25 AM
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RB3 for me, defenitly. I already have 2 USB midi keyboards. Can't wait to plug one in my PS3 and play the Pro mode! I just hope it delivers cause I've been waiting for this since the first release of Guitar Hero.

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 @ 9:44:10 AM
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What I don't understand about music game, is that why are they still getting rated and at high score too?

It's basically the same thing every year with different songs.

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Nerull
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 @ 11:08:38 AM
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Depends if there's a decent setlist for either, I have yet to check.
I'm lucky enough to have had a sis whose lack of control for GH/RB meant I got to play pretty much all of them without buying a few sets of the tiny plastic toys. I had a used drumset but its shoddiness gave in a month or 2 later.
The new Rb guitar looks somewhat sweet but again it all comes down to if they have songs worth playing which they both average about 1/20 on a good day.

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556pineapple
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 @ 4:47:11 PM
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I'll need to have a lot of money saved for this time period. This, and then GT5 snd a wheel the next week.

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