Cambridge, Mass. – April 5, 2011 – Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game developer, and distribution partner Electronic Arts today announced that Rock Band™3,the next generation in the ultimate social and interactive music gaming platform, is now available for only $19.99 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™.

In addition to providing access to more than 2,600* songs and a new keyboard peripheral, Rock Band 3 brought the world Pro Mode, which bridges the world of gaming and real musicianship through a collection of new instrument controllers, trainers and gameplay options that open the door to real-world guitar, bass, keyboard and drum skills. The flagship of Pro Mode, the Rock Band 3 Squier® by Fender Stratocaster® Guitar Controller– a full-sized, six-string electric guitar that also functions as a game controller – is now available in stores.

Of course, for those gamers who want to play with their traditional Rock Band™ orGuitar Hero® instruments, there’s a whole new world awaiting as well, since Rock Band 3 is compatible with most music game instruments. Expand the band up to seven players and check out the deepest Rock Band experience yet with an incredible 83-song soundtrack featuring the music of Avenged Sevenfold, John Lennon, The Cure, Ozzy Osbourne, Bob Marley and more. The game’s deep Career Mode takes the band on a journey to gain new levels of status while the environment around them changes from streets and subways to tour stops and mega-venues, featuring more than 700 goals and rewards and seamless leaderboard integration for an endlessly deep campaign experience. The game also features easy drop-in and drop-out, easier No Fail accessibility and an all-new Party Shuffle.

Get your copy of Rock Band 3 today through one of these retailers: