Speaking at the Credit Suisse Group Global Media and Communications Conference, Viacom president and CEP Philippe Dauman has confirmed Rock Band 3 for release this holiday season.

Dauman's reveal was quickly followed by tweets from members of the Harmonix development team and an update on the Rock Band Facebook page:

"Harmonix is developing Rock Band 3 for worldwide release this holiday season! The game, which will be published by MTV Games and distributed by Electronic Arts, will innovate and revolutionise the music genre once again, just as Harmonix did with the original Rock Band, Rock Band 2 and The Beatles: Rock Band. Stay tuned for more details!"

The promise of a revolutionary game suggests we'll be looking at more than a polished version of what's come before, but exactly what remains a mystery.

Expect more details over the coming months.

Via Kotaku