It's been two years since Harmonix updated Rock Band. The studio released The Beatles: Rock Band last fall, instead of delivering a yearly update, ala Guitar Hero. Rock Band 3 is later this year, however, and Harmonix is telling gamers they'll be "surprised" at how big the game is.
Rock Band 3 will be introduced in the next few weeks. It's unclear what Harmonix has planned, though Dhani Harrison, the son of the late George Harrison and who collaborated with Harmonix on The Beatles: Rock Band, has said Rock Band 3 will teach people to play music.
Harmonix are even upping expectations a bit on their official blog, too.
"Stay tuned over the next few weeks and months as we chat about some of the in-depth details that make up Rock Band 3," said lead designer Dan Teasdale, setting the stage for the game's upcoming reveal with a tease. "I think you'll be surprised at just how big this game really is."
It sounds like Rock Band 3 could be something a bit more than Rock Band 2 with more music. The prospect of a video game teaching me to learn a bit more about the music I love (and probably get me to pick up a whole new set of plastic instruments in the process), is intriguing.