Dan over at Activision’s One of Swords blog has posted a nicely detailed video showcasing the new drums that’ll be (finally!) packed in with Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. This is the same kit that’s been available for Band Hero in the UK, or with Band Hero Wii in the U.S. But now it’s open to the masses, and it sounds like it’s got some very welcome improvements.
My favorite new feature has to do with the drum brain: It now detaches from the body of the kit so you can easily use it with MIDI drums (or MIDI-enabled systems like the Omega GM-1) without having to have the whole drum kit out and attached. Even better (for home recording enthusiasts like me), the brain now has a MIDI out instead of just the MIDI in. That should mean we’ll be able to hook the kit up to a PC or other MIDI device and play it on its own.
Check out the whole video below to see even more details.