EA working on multiple instrument music game

Posted by Mark Raby

Redwood City (CA) - Electronic Arts is working on a new game with MTV and Harmonix that will include a drum kit, lead guitar, bass guitar, and a microphone.

The music/rhythm game genre has seen considerable success with titles like Karaoke Revolution and Guitar Hero.  EA's new game, Rock Band, will be the first to combine multiple instruments with singing.

The game is slated for a PS3 and Xbox 360 release later this year.  Users will be able to download new song tracks for the game through the respective console's online store.

In addition, Rock Band will be able to go online and allow users to form bands with other people around the world.