Would-be rockers who like to play Guitar Hero will soon have the opportunity to buy stand-alone controllers to build out their band, Activision has announced. Starting this weekend (Feb. 15), Guitar Hero players can expand their band to include the drum kit controller or individual guitars.
Playable now with Guitar Hero World Tour, and later this spring in Guitar Hero Metallica, the wireless drum kit controller features three drum pads, two raised cymbal pads and a bass kick pedal, and velocity-sensitive drum heads with soft rubber construction to deliver that certain bounce when struck with a drum stick that drummers are used to and is easy to set up, move, break down and store.
The drum kit controller can be expanded with a second bass kick pedal allowing expert gamers to rock to double bass pedal charts in Guitar Hero Metallica. The Guitar Hero World Tour guitar controller, which features a touch-sensitive slide on the neck, is compatible with all previous versions of Guitar Hero and will be compatible with Guitar Hero Metallica.
In Guitar Hero Metallica, players can shred on the guitar controller, rip on the drum kit controller and wail on the mic to a set list featuring more than 45 Metallica hits as well as a variety of other legendary artists personally selected by the band (Alice In Chains, Bob Seger, Foo Fighters, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Queen, among others). The game’s environments/venues will be reminiscent of the band’s album covers, themes from their music and real-life locations.
Guitar Hero Metallica is being developed by Neversoft Entertainment for the Xbox 360 and PS3.