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The Ant Commandos announces new Music Peripherals

Posted by: Dan at 4/14/2008 11:56 AM
The Ant Commandos (TAC) announced today they will be bringing out a new line of Musical Game Peripherals this Spring for PS2 and PS3 consoles. The new items include a Double Range Guitar ($49.99), The Widow Maker Wireless Bass ($59.99), The Breakfree Wireless Microphone Dual Pack ($49.99) and a PlayStation 2 to PlayStation 3 Adapter. In addition, illuminated Drumsticks and a Universal Guitar Controller Bag will be introduced at a later date. TAC mentioned that all the products will be 100% compatible with all Guitar Hero and Rock Band games for the Playstation Platforms. Check out all the details and images after the jump:


EXPERIENCE THE ULTIMATE IN INNOVATION THIS SPRING WITH
THE ANT COMMANDOS' NEW LINEUP OF MUSICAL VIDEO GAME
CONTROLLERS

TAC's Upcoming Wireless Products Include the First 4-in-1 Double Range
and Widow Maker Bass Guitars, Breakfree Microphone, Universal PS2 to
PS3 Adapter and More

April 14, 2008 - Ontario, CA- The Ant Commandos (TAC), a leading
provider of innovative wireless video game music peripherals and
accessories, announced today its upcoming lineup of products hitting
retail this spring. The new lineup includes the first-ever guitar
controllers to offer 4-in-1 compatibility, with all of its new
guitars being 100% compatible with all Guitar Hero and Rock Band games
for PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3.

The new lineup includes the Double Range Guitar in flame red, electric
blue and jet black, the Widow Maker Wireless Bass Guitar, Breakfree
Wireless Microphone Dual Pack, BreakFree Wireless Microphone Single
Pack (for Rock Band) and a Universal PS2 to PS3 adapter for guitar and
game controllers. TAC will also introduce illuminated drumsticks and
a new Universal Guitar Controller Bag to help gamers tote their guitar
controllers wherever they want to rock out.

"The music genre in the video game industry has grown so much in recent
years, we have seen the demand for products that deliver high-quality,
high value musical experiences also grow," said Raymond Yow,
Director of Marketing at TAC. "All of our Guitar controllers are
designed to provide 100% 4-in-1 compatibility, even down to the most
minute features, with Guitar Hero 1, 2 and 3 and Rock Band for both
the PS2 and PS3 platforms."

After successfully offering the first wireless and then the first 10
button design guitars for the Guitar Hero games, TAC is at it again by
introducing the first 4-in-1 guitar that is 100% compatible with all
Guitar Hero and Rock Band products on the PlayStation 2 and
PlayStation 3.

TAC's new line of guitar controllers and accessories help make the most
of any player's musical gameplay experience:


The Double Range Guitar

The first 4-in1 compatible guitar, the Double Range is 100 % compatible
with all Guitar Hero and Rock Band products for the PS2 and PS3. The
guitar will retail for $49.99 in late April and will be available in
flame red, electric blue and jet black. The Double Range Guitar
controller allows players to act out their rock star fantasies with
its 2.4GHz wireless technology which doesn't require a direct line of
infrared sight to the console. Providing gamers the freedom to thrash
around up to 30 feet away from the console, players will also
appreciate the second set of FeatherTouch fret buttons on its patent
pending Xtended Fret Button Array which enables players to jam like
their musical idols by jumping to the lower set of fret buttons for
world-class solos, and then using the higher set for rhythm parts. The
Double Range's lower 5 buttons are 100% compatible with Rock Band's
Solo Guitar play and it offers a 5-way switch to support the sound
effect feature in Rock Band. In addition, players will love the
FreedomClip, a special belt clip that allows for strap-free play.


The Widow Maker Wireless Bass Guitar

The first bass guitar that is 100% compatible with both Guitar Hero and
Rock Band, the Widow Maker will retail for $59.99. Compatible with all
versions of Guitar Hero and Rock Band for the PlayStation 2 and
PlayStation 3, the Widow Maker is the most advanced controller on the
market, featuring AutoSense wireless technology using 2.4GHz
connectivity and offering a larger and longer body design that mimics
a real Bass guitar. The Widow Maker features the new BigBoy Strum
Bar which makes for a wider and tighter strumming zone, and players
can be ready for fast action with the FeatherTouch Fret Buttons which
are undercoated with new rubber cushions, designed to activate at the
slightest touch. For special features that every guitar fan will
love, the Widow Maker features a special button cluster that has a
recessed pause button so players do not accidentally pause during a
jam session. With its 4-in-1 compatibility, players can be assured that
their investment is a good one, even if they upgrade to another system-because their guitar
will work with all PS2 and PS3 versions of the games.


The Breakfree Wireless Microphone Dual Pack

The Breakfree Wireless Microphone Dual Pack will carry a retail price
of $49.99, comes in two colorful designs - flame red or electric blue,
and the package includes two wireless microphones, two wireless
microphone antennas and one wireless microphone receiver unit. The
microphones are compatible with SingStar, Boogie, High School Musical
and Karaoke machines. Featuring an AutoSeek 'n' Set RF wireless
antenna, gamers can perform like a star up to 45 feet away from the
base station without worrying about getting caught in wires and cords.
No one will know you're not a professional singer, with the 100 to
10,000 Hz frequency response which delivers a wide spectrum of rich
sound. The Breakfree Wireless Microphone conserves energy by turning
off if it doesn't receive a signal for more than 10 minutes, and it
offers up to 100 hours of extended play on one battery pack.


PlayStation2 to PlayStation3 Adapter

The new PlayStation 2 to PlayStation 3 adapter enables all PlayStation
2 controllers and Guitar Hero and Rock Band Guitars to be utilized on
the PlayStation 3 so players do not have to throw away all of the
valuable hardware and software they have invested in. Unlike previous
adapters from other companies, this adapter is compatible with most of
the popular guitar controllers on the market and is engineered to
function perfectly with all the features of the Guitar Hero and Rock
Band games.

For more information about TAC or the products it sells please visit
www.theantcommandos.com.