Monday, August 3, 2009
Turn into a Band Hero
So you were wondering how Activision’s new full-band music game ‘Band Hero’ was going to work on Nintendo DS? Well, wonder no more, because the secret is out the magic wand in this case is going to be a little plastic drum controller. In fact, the company recently confirmed that Band Hero will include not only the ‘Guitar Grip’ controller but the ‘Drum Grip’ as well, which apparently will sit over the DS’ face buttons and turn them into drum pads that you hit with your thumbs. Band Hero, which will be available later this year, will also feature the music of the killers, Blink-182, KT Turnstall, and Fallout Boy. It’ll also have a No Fail mode (how innovative). The guitar controller will still only be compatible with the Nintendo DS Lite hardware, as it inserts into the Lite’s second catridge slot. No word yet on the drum controller’s compatibility. In addition, Band Hero will also feature a vocals mode, in case you are suddenly struck with the urge to start singing Avril Lavingne on the bus. So don’t freak out the next time you see a fellow traveler on the bus break into the jig, for all you know he might just be another ‘Band Hero addict.