Rock Band X360
Tap into your Rock & Roll fantasy as you pick your axe, form a band
and tour for fame and fortune, all while sticking the rock credo of learning your instrument as you go in Rock Band.
For those about to rock!
Jam solo if that's your thing. View larger.
Or try multiplayer action. View larger.
Step to the mic. View larger.
Or go Bonzo on the skins! View larger.
Developed by Harmonix, creators of the blockbuster Guitar Hero franchise, Rock Band is an all-new platform for gamers ready to take on the challenges of the Rock & Roll lifestyle. Instruments available to players are guitar, bass, drums or vocals as they hit the road as either an aspiring superstar solo act, or for the first time in game genre history take on the true collaborative and challenging nature of music as they form a band and jam together in multiplayer action from home or around the world. Either way players will need to master their stage presence through the various game modes and polish their rock chops via the unrivaled Rock Band song list if they hope to make it out of the garage, into the clubs and finally on to the main stage.
Extensive Game Modes.
Rock Band delivers four music games in one – challenging rockers to master lead guitar, bass guitar, drums and vocals through the five separate game modes.
Tutorial Mode: Master the basics! No need for experience. Pick your weapon of choice and ascend from beginner to rock god.
Practice Mode: Perfect your tune! Breakdown any part of any song at your preferred speed before hitting the main stage.
Quickplay Mode: Instant fix of fun! Jump into any unlocked song for some quick jam time either on your own or with other players.
Solo Tour Mode: Take it on the road! Pack up your instrument of choice and set out on the open road for a fun and challenging single player career.
Band World Tour Mode: Conquer the world! The journey to rock stardom takes you from small town bars to world-renowned venues. Earn fame and fortune along the way to secure rock star necessities.
A Song List That Goes to Eleven!
Built on unprecedented deals with top record labels and music publishers, the mix of remastered originals and covers that make up the epic Rock Band song list puts players in the shoes of legendary artists from day one. And with the promise of additional downloadable songs and albums you are sure to be rockin’ for some time to come. A partial list of the initial song list includes:
(Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult (Master)
Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who (Master)
Suffragette City - David Bowie (Master)
Paranoid - Black Sabbath (Cover)
Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones (Master)
Mississippi Queen - Mountain (Cover)
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi (Master)
Tom Sawyer - Rush (Cover)
In Bloom - Nirvana (Master)
Vasoline - Stone Temple Pilots (Master)
Say It Ain't So - Weezer (Master)
Main Offender - The Hives (Master)
Reptilla - The Strokes (Master)
Go with the Flow - Queens of the Stone Age (Master)
Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters (Master)
Enter Sandman - Metallica (Master)
Highway Star - Deep Purple (Master)
Epic - Faith No More (Master)
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet (Master)
Here It Goes Again - OK Go! (Master)
Creep - Radiohead (Master)
Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones (Master)
Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash (Master)
Cherub Rock - Smashing Pumpkins (Master)
Sabotage - Beastie Boys (Master)
The Hand That Feeds - Nine Inch Nails (Master)
I Think I'm Paranoid - Garbage (Master)
Wave of Mutilation - The Pixies (Master)
Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Master)
Celebrity Skin - Hole (Master)
AND MANY MORE!
Rock Band 3 is the next generation of the ultimate social and interactive music gaming platform developed by the category’s leading pioneers, Harmonix Music Systems. Featuring innovative game modes and instruments, Rock Band 3 will change the way fans think about and play music games.
Rock Band 3 is the third main release in the iconic video game series that challenges gamers to live out their Rock & Roll fantasies together in a band situation, both locally and online. The game features an ever expanding song list from every era of Rock & Roll history, easy to pick up yet challenging addictive Note Highway gameplay, compatibility with earlier releases in the series and all platform-specific instrument controllers including most Guitar Hero controllers, extreme in-game character and band customization, and a slew of new features. These new features include: new setlist search functionality, the addition of 3-part harmonies and a keyboard peripheral and expanded play modes, including the advanced Pro Mode.
The Most Music. Period
The Rock Band 3 disc soundtrack contains 83 tracks by the best bands from around the world, including bands that have never appeared in a music game, as well as support for existing Rock Band tracks (Rock Band and Rock Band 2 discs, downloaded songs, track packs, AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack, LEGO Rock Band and Green Day: Rock Band). Additionally, Rock Band 3 gives players immediate access to a music library approaching 2,000 songs by launch, with new content added regularly. With a selection like this, it is clear that Rock Band's gigantic music selection dwarfs that of any other music game on the market. The full track list includes:
Signature Rock Band Note Highway gameplay mechanic.
Addition of 3-part harmony to main release gameplay.
New play option, including the advanced Pro Mode.
New, optional keyboard instrument controller (sold separately).
View larger. Amy Winehouse, "Rehab"
Anthrax, "Caught in a Mosh"
At the Drive-In, "One Armed Scissor"
Avenged Sevenfold, "The Beast & the Harlot"
Beach Boys, "Good Vibrations (Live)"
Big Country, "In a Big Country"
Blondie, "Heart of Glass"
Bob Marley, "Get Up, Stand Up"
Chicago, "25 or 6 to 4"
David Bowie, "Space Oddity"
Deep Purple, "Smoke on the Water"
Def Leppard, "Foolin'"
Devo, "Whip It"
Dio, "Rainbow in the Dark"
Dire Straits, "Walk of Life"
Doobie Brothers, "China Grove"
Dover, "King George"
Echo & the Bunnymen, "The Killing Moon"
Elton John, "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting"
Faith No More, "Midlife Crisis"
Filter, "Hey Man, Nice Shot"
Foreigner, "Cold As Ice"
Golden Earring, "Radar Love"
HIM (His Infernal Majesty), "Killing Loneliness"
Huey Lewis and the News, "The Power of Love"
Hypernova, "Viva La Resistance"
Ida Maria, "Oh My God"
INXS, "Need You Tonight"
J. Geils Band, "Centerfold"
James Brown, "I Got You" (I Feel Good)
Jane's Addiction, "Been Caught Stealing"
Joan Jett, "I Love Rock N' Roll"
John Lennon, "Imagine"
Juanes, "Me Enamora"
Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Free Bird"
Mana, "Oye Mi Amor"
Marilyn Manson, "The Beautiful People"
Metric, "Combat Baby"
Night Ranger, "Sister Christian"
Ozzy Osbourne, "Crazy Train"
Paramore, "Misery Business"
Poni Hoax, "Antibodies"
Pretty Girls Make Graves, "Something Bigger, Something Brighter"
Primus, "Jerry Was a Racecar Driver"
Queen, "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Queens of the Stone Age, "No One Knows"
Rammstein, "Du Hast"
Ramones, "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Rilo Kiley, "Portions for Foxes"
Riverboat Gamblers, "Don't Bury Me...I'm Still Not Dead"
Roxette, "The Look"
Slipknot, "Before I Forget"
Smash Mouth, "Walkin' On The Sun"
Spacehog, "In the Meantime"
Steve Miller Band, "Fly Like an Eagle"
Stone Temple Pilots, "Plush"
Swingin' Utters, "This Bastard's Life"
T. Rex, "20th Century Boy"
Tears for Fears, "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
Tegan & Sara, "The Con"
The B-52's, "Rock Lobster"
The Bronx, "False Alarm"
The Cure, "Just Like Heaven"
The Doors, "Break on Through (To the Other Side)"
The Flaming Lips, "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1"
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, "Crosstown Traffic"
The Muffs, "Outer Space"
The Police, "Don't Stand So Close to Me"
The Ravonettes, "Last Dance"
The Smiths, "Stop Me if You Think You've Heard This One Before"
The Sounds, "Living in America"
The Vines, "Get Free"
The White Stripes, "The Hardest Button to Button"
The Who, "I Can See for Miles"
Them Crooked Vultures, "Dead End Friends"
Tokio Hotel, "Humanoid"
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, "I Need to Know"
War, "Low Rider"
Warren Zevon, "Werewolves of London"
Whitesnake, "Here I Go Again"
Redesigned Music Library
Rock Band 3 allows players to create and save setlists and share them with friends, both in-game and through RockBand.com. In addition, new song filters make it easier to find the types of songs fans want to play and hide the songs they don't, while a built-in song recommendation system will suggest tracks from Rock Band's colossal music library, based on personal fan preference.
Expand the Band
In addition to guitar, bass, drums and solo vocals, Rock Band 3 adds three-part vocal harmony functionality that was introduced with The Beatles: Rock Band and, for the first time ever, a keyboard peripheral to the band. The combination of all these possibilities means that up to seven players can rock together in Rock Band 3 for the ultimate social gaming experience.
Go Pro: Take Your Passion to the Next Level
Rock Band 3 empowers players to develop actual musical skills through the fun of fully scalable Rock Band Pro gameplay. Fans can dive in on the Easy setting to try out basic skills and work their way up to Expert for real mastery. Pro Drums supports three expansion cymbals, with gameplay differentiation between toms and cymbals. Pro Keys (Keyboard) features pitch-accurate keyboard performance across a two-octave range, displayed on an easy-to-read keyboard track. Pro Guitar features noted guitar and bass performances, available for play with either the new Fender Mustang PRO-Guitar simulated guitar controller from Mad Catz, or the Rock Band 3 Squier by Fender Stratocaster guitar controller that is a real guitar/controller hybrid. The Rock Band 3 Squier Stratocaster is a fully functional, full-sized, six-string electric guitar that also functions as a game controller.
New Gameplay Modes
For the casual player, Rock Band 3 has great new party modes that allow fans to get rocking with friends quicker than ever, including party shuffle and persistent drop-in/drop-out and difficulty selection from any gameplay screen. For the serious player, the revamped Career Mode features 700+ goals and rewards and seamless leaderboard integration for an endlessly deep campaign experience. Rock Band 3 also adds a suite of social networking tools to the game so fans can engage friends and fellow rockers over Facebook, Twitter and more. Whether players want to jump in for a quick song or take their band to the top, Rock Band 3 has a mode for everyone.