E3 2010: Rock Band 3 - Pro Mode gameplay and gear blows our freaking minds [VIDEO]

Rock Band 3 will not make you look like a rock star. It will not win you girls, earn you millions of dollars, or force you to turn to parties, alcohol and drugs to cope with your ever-rising fame. However, if you opt to step up to the Pro Mode, with its more realistic-than-ever instruments and note tracks that are nearly identical to the actual songs, it comes DAMN close. Basically, other games teach you to pretend to ride a bike. Rock Band 3 in Pro Mode teaches you to ride that bike with training wheels.

Check out the video below to become a five-minute expert on the game, the pro-level instruments, and your path to superstardom. And don’t make fun of us for playing on easy – this isn’t just candy-colored buttons any more.


Jun 18, 2010


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  • bluedarkness22 - June 24, 2010 8:56 p.m.

    ok... So i have a question... will the old controllers still work, and can you use any guitar for the pro mode? or do you have to buy special ones?
  • milesgregory - June 21, 2010 11:28 a.m.

    The people over at Harmonix are geniuses. Guitar Hero should have kept Harmonix but no they got activision. Fuck Activision. They used to be good back in the old days of THPS but not anymore. They have run out of ideas. And yeah they better make a pro bass guitar because I am a bassist too. ReCAPTCHA: Turkey valium what the hell is that supposed to mean.
  • Hellhog - June 21, 2010 6:52 a.m.

    Looks awesome! Can't wait! Especially once they finally announce all SKUs with pricing so I can cry a little inside knowing that I'll be selling one of my Kidneys in order to enjoy Pro Mode accross all instruments.
  • Baron164 - June 20, 2010 1:22 p.m.

    I am totally getting that Squier Guitar and Rock Band 3 as soon as it comes out.
  • sleepy92ismypsn - June 20, 2010 1:42 a.m.

    i really want that black guitar but i refuse to pay $150
  • sleepy92ismypsn - June 20, 2010 1:41 a.m.

    i am so getting the keyboard i just hope they make it so i can play the keyboard parts in the beatles rock band. and they better include some ELO this time
  • Zanthis - June 19, 2010 10:46 p.m.

    Dude, I really want and don't want to buy more rock band instruments. Please don't make me spend more money.
  • lovinmyps3 - June 19, 2010 10:08 p.m.

    "The keyboard makes me feel like Elton John!" lol
  • CoolBowling - June 19, 2010 9:09 p.m.

    Looks cool
  • nemesisuprising - June 19, 2010 5:29 p.m.

    ...if you want to avoid the pain of using a real guitar? lol fail
  • Jordo141 - June 19, 2010 12:38 p.m.

    @Disturbed1117 Yeah, I'm in the same boat as you. I really hope there's a bass controller coming out because I refuse to play bass on a guitar controller. I saw the headstock of a bass in the video so maybe it's a controller?
  • Disturbed1117 - June 19, 2010 9:55 a.m.

    ahhhh but I'm a bassist in real life XD are they gonna make a pro bass guitar?
  • theemporer - June 19, 2010 5:46 a.m.

    They can't really improve on drums much. Besides making them quieter
  • shyfonzie - June 19, 2010 4:06 a.m.

    Brett looked so unexcited. Is it because drums has no improvement at all?
  • DrIntrigue - June 19, 2010 3:30 a.m.

    Chris, you ARE the piano man.
  • Cyberninja - June 19, 2010 1:29 a.m.

    sounds better then the new GH
  • Snoochie - June 19, 2010 1:26 a.m.

    just what they needed to do to refresh the experience. looks super fun!
  • Killik_13 - June 19, 2010 1:01 a.m.

    Can't believe how awesome this looks like it's going to be. One thing though - I would have hoped it would have more songs on-disc than the last game: RB1 had 58, RB2 had 84, I was expecting at least 100-120 to come with RB3, but apparently it'll only be 83. Hopefully they'll expand it before release. ReCaptcha: First Centaur
  • Evil_AppleJuice - June 19, 2010 1 a.m.

    Dammit. I can no longer support Guitar Hero as I have for a long time. I must switch :(
  • Ridgley - June 19, 2010 12:59 a.m.

    Fucking awesome. Why must I pay 400 dollars for this.