There’s a lot of talk around the Internet about the latest incarnation of Harmonix’s latest incarnation of Rock Band: Rock Band 3. You can read the full teaser post at the official web site, but what is probably of most interest to budding keyboard players is the introduction of a new two-octave keyboard controller in the game.
“In addition to the plastic guitars, bass, drums, and vocals you’re used to, now you can jam on a couple of new instruments. … 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.”
Additionally, there’s a new pro mode which may well allow those wanting to learn to play a real instrument to start getting the basics.
Specifically “Pro Keys features pitch-accurate keyboard performance across a two-octave range, displayed on an easy-to-read keyboard track.”
Watch USA Today’s preview of Rock Band 3 below:
More information about the pro mode and the 83 tracks coming to Rock Band 3 is due in the next few weeks.