Backbone partnered with industry music veterans at Harmonix to develop the Wii and DS versions of this year’s flagship Rock Band title, Rock Band 3. The Wii version is starting out with review scores in the 90s, and the game across all platforms has been referred to by Joystiq as “the greatest rhythm game ever made”!
For the first time, Rock Band players can join the band on a keyboard – an all-new peripheral. The 'Pro Keys' mode features pitch-accurate keyboard performance across a two-octave range, displayed on an easy-to-read keyboard track. Coupled with exciting new gameplay modes, Pro Guitar, Pro Bass, and Pro Drums, Rock Band 3 empowers players to develop real musical skills through the fun of classic Rock Band gameplay. In addition, 3 part vocals makes a return allowing up to 7 players to jam on a single Wii or online. Talk about pushing the Wii hardware to its limit… seven players, the in-game store, pro instruments, huge DLC catalog, and everything else added to the tremendous feature set for Rock Band 3 make it one of the most ambitious games ever for the Wii.
Now available in stores! Rock out to 25 tracks on the go with Rock Band 3 for the Nintendo DS! Jam with up to 4 players in cooperative play, go on tour across the country and the world, master five instruments across challenging difficulty levels, customize your band members, and even go head to head in competitive battles with your friends! Rock Band 3 DS pushes the critically acclaimed franchise to new limits on your favorite portable system!
With the new year upon us we were totally ready to go silently into the holiday break with visions of high scores, achievements and trophies dancing in our heads. Instead, we’ll usher in 2010 with the volume cranked to the max and the guitars screaming! IGN and BoingBoing.net are going to make sure of it!
We are proud to announce that Rock Band Unplugged (PSP) has been awarded IGN’s “2009 Best PSP Music Game” award. Our game also came in 7th on “The BoingBoing 20” list which is BoingBoing.net’s top 20 picks of handheld and console games for 2009. Read the IGN article here and the BoingBoing.net article here. The accolades don’t stop there! Another one of our games, LEGO Rock Band (DS) was nominated by IGN for their “2009 Best DS Music Game” award. Read the IGN article here.
The praise from these awards and all our fans only makes this holiday season even more rocktastic! Thanks so much for a great 2009 and get ready for an even better 2010! Happy holidays!
LEGO Rock Band, which includes 25 hit songs, was released on November 3, 2009 in the USA and is scheduled for release in Europe and Australia towards the end of November. Pick it up wherever great games are sold!
In partnership with Harmonix, Backbone Entertainment brings the fun and excitement of Rock Band to the handheld (no tiny instruments required). Now you can play over 40 hit songs all on your PSP. As a first for the PSP, download new song releases online and keep on rocking till the sun comes up. Don’t have a PSP yet? No problem! Sony has the answer with a bundled PSP including Rock Band Unplugged, School of Rock, and a 4-gig memory stick. Now there’s no excuse for being bored when away from home. Grab a PSP and Rock Band Unplugged and take your band on the road.
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