Two pedals, one Rock Band: new kick pedal ships with adaptor

Oh snap, Activision — Harmonix are stealing your edge. Today, Harmonix and PDP (the guys behind the Xbox 360 motion controller) announced the retail release of a new kick pedal for Rock Band that comes packaged with a double bass adaptor for two-pedal play. And get this: it’s compatible with Guitar Hero: Metallica.

The suggested price of the two-piece set, “The Rock Band Kick Pedal With Double Bass Adaptor,” is $24.99. In addition to working with Activision’s latest Guitar Hero iteration, the double bass action will translate to Rock Band, Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero: World Tour. It’s also universally compatible with all console iterations of Rock Band.

This doesn’t seem like that bad of a deal, especially if you’re looking to pummel the bass like Lars and don’t feel like committing to yet another plastic drum set. What do you guys think? Are you metal enough to go out and buy this?

HARMONIX, MTV GAMES AND PDP ANNOUNCE THE ROCK BAND® KICK PEDAL WITH DOUBLE BASS ADAPTOR IS NOW AVAILABLE
 
Officially Licensed Rock Band Pedal Allows Players to Rock Two Pedals at the Same Time for Advanced Game Play

Cambridge, MA – April 7, 2009 — Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today announced that the officially licensed Rock Band® Kick Pedalwith Double Bass Adaptor distributed by Performance Designed Products (PDP) is available now at retail stores. The Rock Band Kick Pedal with Double Bass Adaptor is available for the suggested retail price of $24.99.
 
The officially licensed kick pedal comes bundled with an adaptor that allows players to use two Rock Band kick pedals at the same time. The Rock Band Kick Pedal with Double Bass Adaptor works with all Rock Band and Rock Band 2 games and functions with all in-game tracks including freestyle and drum fill sections [1].   In addition, the Rock Band Kick Pedal with Double Bass Adaptor is also compatible with Guitar Hero® World Tour and Guitar Hero®: Metallica® when used in conjunction with a Rock Band drum set.
 
The Rock Band Kick Pedal with Double Bass Adaptor is universally compatible with Rock Band drum kits for Xbox®360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Wii™ home videogame console from Nintendo.  
 
Rock Band is rated “T” for Teen with descriptors of lyrics and mild suggestive themes by the ESRB.  Rock Band 2 is rated “T” for Teen with descriptors of lyrics and suggestive themes by the ESRB.
 
For more information about Rock Band, please visit www.rockband.com

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