Good news everyone! Not only will Rock Band 3 be releasing here at the same time as our US counterparts, we'll actually be getting it (shush, keep it quiet so they don't change their minds) before the rest of the world.
The official Australian street date for Rock Band 3 is October 28. Some Aussie retail sites have the date down as October 21 (as does wikipedia) but that's actually the shipping date. The official on-sale is precisely a week later. Rock Band 3 goes onsale in the US during the first week of November.
It's great news for Rock Band fans, who have become accustomed to massive delays with the series. The original Rock Band suffered from a chronic delay, as did the sequel, so we're extremely relieved to see that the three-quel will arrive ahead of schedule.
In other news - the Rock Band 3 tracklist is looking stellar, with plenty of keytar-tastic songs on the horizon. Personally, The Power of Love by Huey Lewis and the News is going to be on serious rotation at my house - what about you guys?