The Quest For The $400 Game

With the success of Guitar Hero 2, it was only a matter of time before some publishers and developers went “Hey…what if we did the same concept with a whole band?!” Rock Band is that next step, which is set to drop in November of this year. The game will include a whole band setup using unique controllers for guitar, bass, and drums, as well as microphones for belting out those vox. But with the early pricing set over at the Gamestop website, this game is probably one of the costliest games ever.

If you plan on going all out, you’ll need the drums ($80), two guitars ($120), a bass ($60), say two mics for main and backup vocal duties ($80), and of course, the damn game ($60). Add ’em all up and you’ve spent a whopping $400 on your virtual band that will never make it out of the living room. Of course, it’s about a good $2000 cheaper than trying to form a real rock and roll band, so one could argue that somehow, you are saving here. The game will be released for both PS3 and Xbox 360, so better start saving no matter what side you’re on. And kids? Go buy a nice Strat, some drums, and a microphone and start your own band. Trust us: no matter how good you are at “The Final Countdown,” the groupies will not flock to your virtual stylings.

The $300 game? Gamestop hints at Rock Band pricing [Ars Technica]