Rock Band Wireless Guitars Ship April 1, Standalone Drum Kits Hit Feb. 12

Shacknews reports Harmonix and MTV Games announced today that individual instrument peripherals for Rock Band (PS2, PS3, X360) will start shipping to retail shelves on February 12.

The drum kit is the first instrument scheduled for release, available on February 12 for $79.99. The wireless Fender Stratocaster guitar controller, meanwhile, will arrive for all consoles on April 1 at $59.99. The wireless Fender marks the first official Rock Band wireless guitar for the Xbox 360.

"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 Harmonix CEO and co-founder Alex Rigopulos.

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Cyrus3653796d ago

EA must be seeing and saying "Mo Money, Mo Money, Mo Money". Companies always make money on accessories. 60 bucks for a guitar? and 80 bucks for drums... I mean hell real guitars go for 200 bucks (yeah not the greatest, but hell not made out of plastic either.)

sa_nick3796d ago

Instead of giving the US more instrument they should think about releasing the bundle in EU/AU/NZ/JP/etc etc.

Cyrus3653796d ago

Don't worry after they've milked the US market for a bit, they'll come over there.