Do you have Guitar Hero: World Tour , but sadly are without the very cool drum set? Didn't want to spring for the giant, all-inclusive (and quite pricey) package? Well, you needn't worry.

Neversoft has revealed that the Guitar Hero: World Tour drum set will release as a standalone product on February 15. It'll cost you $99 to pick it up, and although that's $10 more than the Rock Band 2 standalone drum set, it's still worth it for GH fans. Initially, the World Tour drums will be available at GameStop and Best Buy, although we imagine it'll show up at other retailers around the country soon after. Just be advised: this announcement only pertains to North America; the set will come to Europe and Australia "at a later date." And as Joystiq pointed out, if you include the cymbal add-on for the RB2 drum set, your total comes to $108, so the $100 for the GH:WT drum set isn't a bad deal at all. And if you ask around, you'll realize that you can't have a true music multiplayer experience without a drummer, and yeah, it can be pretty darn challenging. Just try some of those songs on drums on Hard or – God forbid – Expert level!

If you're not entirely checked out on which instruments are compatible with which games, Joystiq has this great Compatibility Matrix so you'll have a firm handle on everything. It can get pretty complicated, you know.

Related Game(s): Guitar Hero: World Tour

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Reccaman18
Reccaman18
12 years ago

I'd rather get the metal ION drum set for Rock Band 2

somethingrandom
somethingrandom
12 years ago

Yes!! I wanted to just buy the disc and drums because I only have RB1 drums. I don't know how it'd work cuz RB drums have 4 pads vs. GH's 5.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
12 years ago

thats…kinda confusing? what's the layout for the GH drums…does it not have the the pedal or is there more things to hit compared to the RB drums…

somethingrandom
somethingrandom
12 years ago

The Rock Band drums have four pads and a pedal, the Guitar Hero drums have three pads, two symbols, and a pedal.

Banky A
Banky A
12 years ago

Here I go again hah.
Not to sound negative in any way but seriously, my electric Stratocaster guitar costed NEARLY 2x less.

Anyway. At least Guitar Hero is fun 😉

That is all.
o_O

Around $120 NZD

Naga
Naga
12 years ago

Why is wasn't this released as a standalone while GH4 first been released?

Not sure what Harmonix did?

Jed
Jed
12 years ago

They want everybody to buy the more expensive band kit.

P.S. Learn engrish

Blaiyan
Blaiyan
12 years ago

Good. I wanted them to do that but didn't think they would. Already have the Band Kit though but this is still a very good thing. There should've been a drums and game kit.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

People look so ridiculous smacking these things in the stores.

Minishmaru
Minishmaru
12 years ago

Wait you think people look ridiculous smacking these things in the stores but you're the dude dressed up as a ninja XD

But I work at Best Buy, and the thing that is ridiculous is how often they choose "eye of the tiger" it's pretty the only song anyone ever chooses…

N a S a H
N a S a H
12 years ago

I can't wait for the Metallica one 😀

Jed
Jed
12 years ago

I heard that they wont have a special guitar for the matallica game. I would love to have a guitar like james' trucker.