Poor Konami they were sitting on a major hit and they never gave it much attention. Guitar Freaks V3 & DrumMania V3 has elements of the hotly anticipated Harmonix game, Rock Band. It even comes out around the same time and has a fanbase! The differences are it doesn’t include karaoke or have a blessing from MTV. Oh yeah it’s for Japan only too. Imagine how things would have been different if Konami jumped the gun and released a guitar game in the US before Guitar Hero. Instead of rocking out to 80’s songs we all might be playing synth-pop songs and drumming to J-Pop in one of Konami’s games. Guitar Freaks V3 & DrumMania V3 is due to come out on October 4th and it has a total of 70 songs to master.