One of the most interesting of the various new features Harmonix have lined up for Rock Band 3 is the game's pro-mode, where their popular rhythm game franchise is now attempting to narrow the divide between playing the game and playing a real guitar.
Today's new trailer offers a demonstration and detailed explanation of the game's "Pro Mode" option and the two new guitar controllers that punters will be able to purchase separately to augment their experience - one of which can actually be plugged into an amp and function as a regular guitar.
Our main focus was making the game so that people with no or little guitar experience could learn the basics of a song. We've had a lot of focus tests with people where they went from no guitar experience to being able to play power chords on the easier Medium difficulty songs within an hour.
In our opinion, it's not enough to simply teach players power chords at random spots and call it a day. From Easy to Expert while playing Rock Band 3, we don't just want to give another way to let you FEEL like you are playing guitar – we want you to be ACTUALLY playing guitar.
Watch the Pro Mode - Guitar Controllers trailer here on AusGamers
and stop by the official Rock Band blog
for some more in-depth specifics.