The music genre plunged in 2009 but that doesn't mean there aren't millions of fans out there, which is why Harmonix and MTV Games are going at it again later this year.
As reported by GameSpot , we're moving past the Rock Band s dedicated to one band (last year was The Beatles: Rock Band ) and the spotlight will shine on the third complete installment in the series. Harmonix and MTV Games has announced – via Facebook, believe it or not – that Rock Band 3 will be ready to go for the 2010 holiday season and not surprisingly, EA will handle the distribution duties. And while many may believe the genre has reached its peak, the announcement claimed that RB3 "will innovate and revolutionize the music genre once again." Unfortunately, we don't yet have any other details so we'll have to wait on the intended platforms, song list and estimated release date, but at least we know it's coming. This series has proven to be a quality competitor to Activision's Guitar Hero and many will claim that Rock Band is indeed the better franchise. The latter group will certainly be happy with this unveiling and we'll be sure to grab those details when they become available.
It would likely be a mistake to say the music/rhythm genre is on the way down; it may be more accurate to say the craze has died down a bit. Won't stop Rock Band 3 from being a success, though, right?