EA announces official peripherals for Rock Band

EA has inked a deal with three iconic names in music manufacturing as Fender, BOSS and Roland have all agreed to appear in Rock Band.

The Rock Band guitar peripheral will be modeled after the Fender Stratocaster, with Fender basses and amps also set to feature in the game.

Guitar effects pedal maker BOSS and electronics specialist Roland will also be offering their respective brands to Rock Band, a title in development with EA, MTV and Harmonix.

“The Stratocaster has been the weapon of choice for many of the world’s legendary guitarists,” commented Alex Rigopulos, president of Harmonix.

“Giving the players the opportunity to rock out using a guitar peripheral modelled after the Strat really adds to the authenticity of the experience.”

Paul Youngblood, president of BOSS, added: “Having the Strat in Rock Band is gong to take the virtual world by storm and when it does, we’ll be proud to have the BOSS name and pedals right there with it.”

Source: GamesIndustry.biz

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