For those of you who may have heard, there’s a new Rock Band coming soon and now the pre-order campaigns have begun. Rock Band 3 will feature an 83-song setlist and access to far more music than any other music game, as well as innovative new gameplay modes and instruments. The game will ship on October 26, 2010 in North America for the Xbox 360 , PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS. Just how gamers will get their hands on it may vary from retailer to retailer, though.
GameStop Pre-order Opportunity: GameStop shoppers who reserve Rock Band 3 for PlayStation 3 system or Xbox 360 in advance receive three downloadable Rock Band songs at launch: Burning Down the House by Talking Heads, My Own Summer by Deftones, and Blue Monday by New Order.
Amazon’s Pre-order opportunity affects the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii. Those who order the game in advance from Amazon will receive access to an exclusive in-game guitar. Additionally, for a limited time only, PS3 and Xbox 360 owners who pre-order Rock Band 3 in advance on Amazon will receive $10 off a future videogame purchase. You can nab it from Amazon using these links: Rock Band 3 for Xbox 360, Rock Band 3 for PS3, and Rock Band 3 for the Wii.
And finally, the Wal-Mart Pre-order opportunity, affects walmart.com shoppers looking for the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii version. Those pre-order folks will receive a $10 eGift card for a limited time.
The Rock Band platform stands next to none in music content, with 2000 songs scheduled to be available at the launch of Rock Band 3, including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, AC/DC and Green Day, all exclusive to Rock Band. However, I still find it scary that the same company that owns MTV also owns Nickelodeon.