SAfter sitting on genre-establishing properties GuitarFreaks and DrumMania for close to a decade, never releasing a single console title in either series in the West, Konami decided — after watching Guitar Hero become a billion-dollar franchise — to get into the rhythm game. It announced Rock Revolution in May, an oddly timed Rock Band downgrade that came with a limp soundtrack and an awkward coming out party. It would appear that Konami's curious decision making hasn't stopped, as the company confirmed to MTV today that it would not be shipping its own guitar controller with the game. You'll have to use someone else's.Konami reps told MTV that "At this time, Konami will only be releasing ‘Rock Revolution' with a drum peripheral." It says it has no plans for a guitar controller of its own, that Rock Band and Guitar Hero controllers — first and third party, we'll assume — will be supported. I guess that's why Konami was pushing for music controller cross-compatibility earlier this year... but it might not help the company's case for filing suit against Harmonix over patent violations. Konami's cool with using Harmonix's controllers for Rock Revolution, but not Guitar Hero and Rock Band? MTV did confirm that the Rock Revolution drum set will be compatible with its competitors, despite the mismatched pad numbers on both Rock Band and Guitar Hero: World Tour. Konami Not Making Guitar For ‘Rock Revolution' [MTV Multiplayer]
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