ION premium Rock Band drum set gets official at $299


Here she blows; the premium Xbox 360 Rock Band drum kit from ION. It’s priced at $299, available now, and features four gum-rubber drum pads (read: quiet) and two cymbals with mounting arms. That’s right, two. You’ll have to purchase that third cymbal separately for $50. You can also add a second bass pedal for some double-dutch kick action or whatever you kids are saying nowadays.

Once you get good enough at Rock Band to play drums in real life, you can add an Alesis DM5 module for around $350, which will allow you to play drums out loud with a real band like the rest of the world used to do before Rock Band came along.

PS2, PS3, and Wii versions should be along later this year, although no firm date’s been given. ION expects all versions of the kit to eventually be sold in stores but for now you’ll have to buy it from the company’s web site. It should be compatible with Guitar Hero: World Tour as well, assuming the standard instruments are compatible.

[via I4U]