http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=272198 Here it said the instruments are coming in December, you are correct Lofus
The drums look good, 4 pads and 3 symbols are possible, a total of 7 pads, beating guitar heros 5!
Lets hope they come soon. Odly the symbols are on amzon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Catz-Universal-Triple-Cymbal-Expansion/dp/B001G57Y02/ref=wl_it_dp?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1H3KAMJCWPQTR&colid=3QGNKOGOEW2DP), and the release date is Jan the 2nd so it must be out before then
Mr.A.Conn i would like to point out how much more expensive rock band 2 will be. The band bundle alone is set to be £150 RRP and the game is £49.99 RRP. A total of £199.99 RRP and of course, with cymbals it will be £249.98, £100 more than Guitar Hero: World Tour. Also GH:WT is also expandable via a Midi hook up.
Which game is better is irrelevant. The important thing to remember when deciding which drum kit to buy is... the Ion kit is better! But if the Ions are too expensive, the GH:WT set is probably the better option. Yeah, RB2 drums can be expanded for a total of 7 pads, but the 3 cymbals do exactly the same thing as 3 of the drums during normal gameplay. They'll make different sounds during fills and freestyle mode, but is that really worth the extra money? I'm not sure how the GH drums work in RB, but at least all 5 pads perform individual actions during a song in its native game. I do believe RB is the better game, but if you plan to get both, I'd recommend getting a GH bundle and the solus RB2 game.
This is ridiculous - despite the December claim it's obvious now that the new RB2 instruments won't be out before Xmas as they are desperately trying to shift the old Rock Band instruments which aren't as good. Very disapointing :(
I agree with Marcus. I've been trying to track down Rock Band 2 drums for christmas and cannot find any form of release date anywhere. This practice of offloading castoffs from the US at a higher price is very irritating. Just give me the drums already!
Well, the ACDC track pack is out on the 19th - I wouldn't be surprised to see the instruments come out at the same time. Yeah, it's worrying and annoying that you can't seem to order them yet, but a guy in Zavvi told me they were out in December (after looking at his computer, so they must be taking pre-orders) and the last official press release states that they are out this month. I would have faith and be prepared to brave the Christmas Eve high street crowds.
Wish i could agree with you there because i too want these drums, but i seriously doubt they'll be out this month, probably february 2009 now as thats when the cymbols are set for release on here. None of the major online game retailers like play.com, gameplay, gamestation, game, amazon.co.uk have offered any preorders for the kit so im thinking another 1 or 2 months wait at least :'(
Oh well, here we are... the day before Christmas Eve and still no sign of the instruments. I'm surprised, but I shouldn't be really. Releasing them before Christmas would actually be good for sales, and we know how adverse EA are towards this game doing well! What will their next stratagy be? They've made us wait, we know they're gonna charge use twice the price... perhaps as the cherry they'll ship faulty instruments and not offer waranty?