Power Gig announced for October with Eric Clapton and a drum peripheral

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 17:07 GMT

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Seven45 Studios’ band game Power Gig: Rise of the SixString, has been given an October release, and not only that, but the studio’s announced that Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews Band, and Kid Rock will be exclusive to it.

The firm has also revealed its new AirStrike Drum Controller peripheral, which looks interesting to say the least.

The AirStrike drum controller has two drumsticks and a small unit that rests by one’s feet that features a technology that can “differentiate the right drumstick from the left”, allowing players to play “more true-to-life than the drum game peripherals already on the market”.

“We know that people may be skeptical of the AirStrike drums at first glance when they see there’s no actual drums and can’t understand how that’s a match to our SixString guitar which is a fully-functioning electric guitar,” said Seven45 Studios CEO, Bernard Chiu.

“But we also know that as soon as people sit down to play it, they are going to see how much more real and authentic it feels to be moving much the same way true drummers do when they play, without the limits of the drum kits already on the market. Just like our guitars, the AirStrike drums are a step forward for authenticity in the band game genre.”

Power Gig: Rise of the Six String was announced earlier in the year and what makes it standout from other games in the music genre, is that its peripherals are actual playable instruments.

The guitar, called the Six String is an electric guitar that recognizes the player’s fingers on the strings during game mode, which incorporates cues like you would see in any other music game.

When not playing the “game”, you can plus the instrument into an amp and rock out like with any other electric guitar.

All of Power Gig’s instrument peripherals are compatible with the major music videogames currently available, and will be playable at E3 along with a  microphone peripheral.

If you want an idea of how it works, D’toid has a preview of it up.

Via PR.

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