Hey, look at that fancy guitar there, wouldja? That’s what you’ll get if you buy Rock Band 2 when it comes out in the fall. If you already own the first Rock Band and you purchased any songs for it, they’ll all transfer over to Rock Band 2. Glory be!
Kotaku tells us that you’ll also get new drums with “a metal reinforced pedal, quieter pads, velocity sensors” and it’ll also be wireless. The guitar itself will also be wireless and feature a “sturdier strum bar” and “quieter buttons.”
As for the game, there will be new mini-campaigns, custom set lists, Online World Tour, and a new feature called “Drum Trainer,” which I applaud. Know why? Because Rock Band actually sort of teaches you how to play drums in real life. Playing real-life guitar is a different story. I remember spending a few hours learning how to beat the Say It Ain’t So guitar solo on Expert mode (or whatever the hardest level is) and wondering to myself why in the hell I didn’t just learn it on a real guitar.
Also, here’s a handful of the 80 tracks that have been confirmed…
Dream Theater “Panic Attack “
System of a Down “Chop Suey”
Foo Fighters “Everlong”
The Muffs “Kids in America”
Red Hot Chili Peppers “Give it Away”
Motörhead “Ace of Spades”
Cheap Trick “Hello There”
Elvis Costello “Pump it Up”
Journey “Anyway You Want It”
The Who “Pinball Wizard”
Looks okay, I guess. Music purists might not appreciate Dream Theater being involved with the game, as I understand the real-life band puts out some of the most mind-blowing and complicated music arrangements around – just to be boiled down to some well-timed button mashing – but I’m just a guy who types stuff all day long.