EA, Harmonix, and MTV Games bring news Rock Band players have been clamoring for. On February 12, the much-anticipated Drum Kit and Wireless Fender Stratocaster Guitar Controller will be sold separately for Xbox 360 and Playstation consoles (Playstation 3 and Playstation 2). These instruments can be combined with the game-only version of Rock Band to build a band one instrument at a time.
The Drum Kit will cost $79.99 and arrive on store shelves February 12 in Xbox 360 and Playstation versions. It will require a wire to play.
The Fender Stratocaster Guitar Controller will cost $59.99 and arrive on April 1, also in Xbox 360 and Playstation versions. It will be of the wireless variety for true jamming freedom.
“The release of standalone instruments allows Rock Band musicians to enjoy the full Rock Band experience, including drum, microphone and guitar head-to-head modes, creating a whole new level of competitive fun,” said Alex Rigopulos, CEO and co-founder, Harmonix. “We’re also delivering a stand-alone wireless guitar solution for all versions of Rock Band as well as providing the opportunity for consumers to build their band one instrument at a time.”