Band Hero Brings Full Band Experience, New Drum Grip Add-On to DS Lite


Pictured above is the Drum Grip, a new add-on accessory set to be included with Activision’s upcoming DS Guitar Hero offshoot, Band Hero. Band Hero is a game that promises to bring the “full band experience on the road” with its support for multiplayer band play. Four players will be able to jam out together with any combination of instruments they choose, including lead and bass guitar (via the guitar grip), drums (via the new drum grip) and vocals (via the built in DS microphone).

Band Hero, due for release in November, will feature 30 master-recordings from current artists like Blink-182, Avril Lavigne, The Killers, KT Tunstall, and Fall Out Boy. Other features new to Band Hero will include a Rockstar Editor providing deeper band customization options, a “No Fail” mode and Stage Stunts — not sure what those are yet.

Of course, there is a catch. Band Hero‘s drum and guitar grips will only be compatible with the DS Lite. Sorry, DSi and DS Phat users!

Look below for screenshots and pics of the new drum and guitar grips.

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