Well, it's on again. The annual battle between Guitar Hero and Rock Band 3 is set for the fall.
While Neversoft and Activision's Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is set for September 21, fans of the genre will have to wait more than a month for Harmonix and MTV's Rock Band 3 . The latter will launch on October 26 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and DS and of course, there's your standard assortment of retailer-specific pre-order incentives. If you drop your deposit at Wal-Mart, you'll get a $10 E-gift card; if you put your money down at Amazon.com, you'll receive an exclusive in-game guitar. Lastly, if you'd rather stop by your local GameStop and pre-order the latest Harmonix effort, you'll be treated to three free downloadable songs upon the game's release: "My Own Summer," by The Deftones, "Blue Monday," by New Order, and "Burning Down the House," by Talking Heads. The other cool part about this announcement is that Rock Band 3 will ship simultaneously to all major regions; North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and others (Japan really doesn't count as a "major territory" when talking about this genre).
Also, remember that Rock Band 3 will actually feature the piano as a playable instrument, and we'll also get an all-new Pro Mode, where you should literally be able to play along with your faux-instruments. So, if you're a fan of the genre, which will you be springing for later this year? The new Guitar Hero or Rock Band ?
Related Game(s): Rock Band 3