The success of the Guitar Hero titles and the recently released Rock Band hasn't gone unnoticed by other publishers. Some would say there's no more space for yet another new franchise in the music game fray, but Konami hopes to refine the genre with Rock Revolution.
Rock Revolution will include lead guitar, base guitar and a revolutionary seven input -- six pads and a bass pedal -- drum setup. The game will not support vocals.
"Rock Revolution will be the most innovative and realistic rock game to hit the market, that will provide a quality drum peripheral and music that players will appreciate," purports Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "As the originator of music-based games, we are dedicated to bringing fans a truly preeminent music experience. With Rock Revolution, we put the emphasis on the drum kit, delivering an experience unlike any other."
With a custom song "jam session" feature, a myriad of online modes and post launch DLC, will Rock Revolution be able to topple the established Guitar Hero and Rock Band? Only time will tell. We'll keep you posted.