Disney Interactive Studios announce a new music rhythm game for Wii and Nintendo DS today, called Ultimate Band . Designed not only for a teen-and-up audience, but for younger gamers as well, Ultimate Band gives players a chance to play solo or jam with friends, slightly similar to popular music rhythm games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band , without requiring them to take a hit to their bank accounts for specialized accessory controllers. The only controllers players will need for the game are the Wii Remote and Nunchuck or the Nintendo DS stylus, depending on which version they are playing of course.
Disney teamed up with London-based music consultants, Radial Music, to help pick out the track list for the game. Ultimate Band's track list will consist of a mix of music from a number of genres including roc k, alternative, pop, emo and indie, some of which will include current hits and all-time favourites.
"Radial worked closely with Disney to compile the perfect song list for Ultimate Band," said David Hill of Radial Music. “With iconic songs from every decade since the 60s, these games feature music for everyone." And who knows? Considering the money and influence Disney has, maybe we'll actually see music from bands like The Beatles appearing in a music rhythm game some time in the near future. Who are we kidding? Ultimate Band is currently slated to released this holiday season for Wii and Nintendo DS. Disney is expecting the game will receive an E10+ rating from the ESRB.
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Disney and Wii Jam to Ultimate Band
Disney Interactive Studios has announced the development of Ultimate Band for Wii and DS. The game will primarily target younger gamers and those seeking a more affordable alternative to titles like EA's Rock Band and Activision's Guitar Hero.
Disney has collaborated with London-based music consultants Radical Music to ensure that Ultimate Band will feature the "very biggest names in rock, alternative, popular, emo and indie rock music, allowing band mates to play sets from a broad selection of current hits and all-time rock favourites." Every decade from the 1960s onward will apparently be represented.
Players will work their way through the musical ranks, starting in a neighborhood garage and progressing to international stage shows. New character costumes, accessories and venues will be unlockable. Multiplayer will be included, but Disney did not say in what capacity.
Players will be able to choose between four instruments in the game: guitar, bass, drums and vocals. Instead of peripherals, the game will employ the Wii Remote and Nunchuk for controlling these instruments. Disney did not say if connectivity between the Wii and DS versions will occur.
Disney's Nintendo-focused Fall Line Studios began work on Ultimate Band - the developer's first project - soon after the studio's creation in November 2006. Their work is expected to be completed by this autumn.
The Wiire will have more on Ultimate Band as information reaches our ears.
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