Attention, toy instrument connoisseurs! Make room in your pretend studio for a new addition: the piano. Yes, Rock Band 3 is bringing the ivories to the video game world.
According to this teaser image from the Rock Band: Green Day demo on Xbox Live, a keyboard is coming to the upcoming game in addition to guitar, drums and three-part vocal harmonies.
It'll be interesting to see how close to a real keyboard the controller they give you is. Will it teach you the basics of playing the piano, sort of like how getting really good on Rock Band drums makes you 40% of a real drummer? Or will it be five colored buttons on a plastic piano? Time will tell! [Kotaku]
Rock Band 3 is set to be released this winter, the video game's makers have confirmed.
A message on the official Facebook page for the game explained that developers Harmonixwere working on the next installment of the music simulation game, claiming they were set to "revolutionise" the music game genre.
"Harmonix is developing Rock Band 3 for worldwide release this holiday season!" the message read.
"The game, which will be published by MTV Games and distributed by Electronic Arts, will innovate and revolutionise 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!"
Further information on the game is yet to be released, including what new artists and tracks will feature.
Rock Band 2 was released in 2008, whileThe Beatles: Rock Band, which was endorsed by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono, was released in September last year.