Rock Revolution Drum Kit Confirms Absurd Arms Race

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First we had Rock Band and their 5-button drum kit. Then we had the announcement of Activision's Rock Band clone (Guitar Hero IV) and its 6-button drum kit. Now, not to be outdone, we have word of Konami's Rock Revolution and its 7-button drum kit. And yes, it's all way too eerily reminiscent of "7-minute abs."

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But even though Rock Revolution's drum kit looks like those of its competitors, the game is supposed to offer drummers more flexibility. Beginners can remove the pedal completely to ease the learning curve, and advanced drummers can feel free to fill in extra hits where they feel appropriate without penalty.

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Still, we're starting a pool on the company/date that the first 15-button drum kit will hit consoles. Feel free to speculate in the comments. [MTV Multiplayer]

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Damage
Mr. Damage

Y'all never seen the actual arcade kit have you? That's right, Drum Mania (I think), full drum kit for the arcade. And this is just mimicking that.

Of course, a real decked out arcade would have:

- Latest Guitar Freaks with 2 Guitars (3 keys per guitar plus SCHWING! Action)

- Keyboardmania with 2 Keyboards (2 Octaves per Keyboard, IIRC)

- DrumMania with full drum emulation power to form:

The Original Rock Band game type. Too bad Konami never bothered to bring this to state side earlier...