Konami has announced Rock Revolution, a new music-based video game that is said to re-define the rhythm genre. The game promises an unmatched rock experience, offering players the definitive drum gameplay plus the chance to play the bass and lead guitar.

Konami claims its drum controller, to be released for Xbox 360 and PS3, will be the most realistic on the market.

"Rock Revolution will be the most innovative and realistic rock game to hit the market, that will provide a quality drum peripheral and music that players will appreciate," said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "As the originator of music-based games, we are dedicated to bringing fans a truly preeminent music experience. With Rock Revolution, we put the emphasis on the drum kit, delivering an experience unlike any other."

The game will ship with a large selection of music on the game disc, plus offer further downloadable songs in the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions. This extra DLC will be available at launch.

The Wii game will not support the drum controller, but will feature an air-drum and air-guitar thanks to the Wii Remote and Nunchuck. The DS version will see players rocking out using the stylus.

Rock Revolution is scheduled for release in North America this autumn for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and DS. No European date has been confirmed, but it's likely to follow shortly after.