Riding on the success of Activision’s Guitar Hero franchise and EA’s Rock Band, Disney Interactive Studios announced that it will be releasing its own music game, Ultimate Band.
Available for the Nintendo Wii and DS, Ultimate Band will allow players to jam to rock, alternative, popular, emo and indie rock music on guitar, bass, drums, or be the front man without buying any peripherals.
“Ultimate Band invites kids, tweens and teens to join in the jam session,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president, global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “And whether they choose guitar, drums, bass or front man, members don’t need to buy costly, single-function peripherals to play their way through Ultimate Band’s deep song list, dynamic venues, and customizable characters. The Wii Remote? and DS stylus are the only tools they’ll need to reach rock stardom in Ultimate Band.”
Ultimate Band for the Wii follows the career of a customizable Rockstar as they go from playing garage gigs, to international superstardom unlocking new songs, venues, and other items along the way.
The DS version is a rhythm-based game with a built in recording studio where players can jam to current and classic songs using the drums, lead guitar, bass guitar, or rhythm guitar. Players can also create their own original songs using the DS touchscreen and stylus to lay down tracks for each instrument and apply creative mixing effects. The Ds version will also be able to interact with other gamers over the internet via Wi-Fi.
Both games will be available this holiday season.