Looks like that bulky Guitar Hero World Tour
drumset might be getting itself an extreme makeover in time for the launch of Guitar Hero 5
. According to our source, the blurred render above is the newest plastic percussion peripheral, and while functionality remains the same, it's moved the control console to the forefront, given the cymbals a more well-rounded existence, and done away with some of that body, particularly on the top and on the stand -- all in a all, a much more Rock Band
look, if we do say so ourselves. The back of the unit contains three mini ports -- two for kick pedals, and one ever mysterious black mini jack. Yeah, Rock Band
's drums have that mysterious unused port, too, and who knows what nefarious needs either will serve. What's suspicious is that it's two months before GH5
's release and we still haven't seen this officially, whereas the previous set was ceremoniously unveiled
almost six months prior to GHWT's
launch -- not that we wouldn't put it past Activision to keep it under lock and key for now, but why not let its newfound beauty shine?