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Rumor: Rock Band 3 features Keytar


Rumor has it that the keyboard icon that folks saw at the end of the Green Day: Rock Band demo for Rock Band 3 is not for a keyboard but a keytar.

Yeah, our mouths hit the f**king floor too, and not in a good way.

According to a source close to ArsTechnica, the "keytar-like instrument" is being created by Mad Catz, which is no surprise considering it signed a new deal for just such a thing back in April.

Apparently, Mad Catz is to offer different bundles with different combination of instruments available, some even exclusive to certain retailers. What this means, is if you already have the guitars, you can buy a bundle with only drums and so on.

The source also told Ars that the game itself is to include a "pro" mode that requires "proper technique, and may lead to actual skills on guitars and bass".

Yesterday, when the keyboard icon tease hit the net, we contacted MTV Games and were told to “stay tuned for news about Rock Band 3 at E3″.

Today, we were told the same thing when we inquired about the keytar.

Still, it's a rumor for now, but if it comes true, expect more Devo in RB3.

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