Off The Radar: Rock Revolution
Over the Christmas period I’m sure we were all playing the likes of Guitar Hero: World Tour and Rock Band 2, but you may remember Konami revealed they would be releasing their own music video game known as Rock Revolution.
The game was first revealed in May 2008 and we saw more of the game at E3 2008 a few months later. The E3 footage was, to put it a nice way, fairly poor. Sheenas, a Ramones tribute band, played Blitzkrieg Bop. Not only was it a deprived cover, but the lead singer’s hand actions… well, I’ll leave you to form your own opinion. The bassist in the band then went on to play guitar on Rock Revolution, assisted with an expert drummer. To put it simply, she was horrid. She looked like she was playing on easy, and possibly worst of all, she was using a Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock guitar controller. Oh dear Konami!
What a great way to show off your title, to fail…
Things looked set to be on the up as Konami released details claiming that their drum kit controller was the “most authentic drum kit imaginable.” One quick look at it makes me think otherwise. One month later and months before the game’s release announced as Q1 2009, and the game’s set list was leaked. The set list featured some great tracks including: Cum On Feel The Noize – Quiet Riot (Slade), Somebody Told Me – The Killers among a lot of tracks seen previously in Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Finally, September came and so did the achievements which looked very familiar to those belonging to Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and Konami still claimed their title wasn’t a copy.
“Most authentic drum kit imaginable” apparently…
The game has been released on the Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo DS in America since November. Despite this, Konami have still to announce a definite release date for Europe though this wouldn’t be the first time it’s happened. Silent Hill: Homecoming (which now has a release date) had very similar treatment.
If we are to see Rock Revolution in the near future, it looks set to release around March/April time. Stay tuned to Console Monster for more details.