Disney introduces Ultimate Band for the Nintendo Wii, DS

Disney Interactive Studios - Image 1A new music game for the Nintendo Wii and DS from Disney Interactive Studios will be arriving on the 2008 holidays, and you Rock Band (Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3) and Guitar Hero fans might want to take a look at this promising title. Disney’s Fall Line Studio, in collaboration with Radial Music from London, will be releasing Ultimate Band to make your rock star dreams come true. Check out the details in the full article.

Band instruments - Image 1Disney Interactive Studios‘ Fall Line Studio has announced that its first game, Ultimate Band, will be coming to the Nintendo Wii and the DS. This collaboration between Fall Line and London-based music consultants Radial Music is scheduled for release during the 2008 holiday season.

If you’re a fan of Harmonix’ Rock Band (Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3) and Neversoft’s Guitar Hero games (Xbox 360, Wii, PS3, PC, PS2), then you’re sure to enjoy Ultimate Band on either platform. In the Nintendo Wii version of the game, you’ll be able to advance your music career and popularity and realize your dream of becoming a rock star by either building your own band or jamming alone in front of an international audience at famous venues. Character customization is also an option in this version of Ultimate Band.

Disney Interactive Studios’ senior VP for global marketing, Craig Relyea, tells you more about the game:

And whether they choose guitar, drums, bass or front man, members donÂ’t need to buy costly, single-function peripherals to play their way through Ultimate BandÂ’s deep song list, dynamic venues, and customizable characters. The Wii Remote and DS stylus are the only tools theyÂ’ll need to reach rock stardom in Ultimate Band.

The Nintendo DS version of Ultimate Band on the other hand is a rhythm-based music game where you get also get to play any of the instruments. Using the touchscreen and the stylus, you’ll be able to create original songs and tracks for any of the instruments. This version will include DGamer functionality, allowing you to engage with others in an online community over ad hoc or Wi-Fi.

Disney boasts of Ultimate Band‘s perfect song list. According to Radial Music’s David Hill, the game has “iconic songs from every decade since the 60s,” making it a game for everyone. Disney is currently working with some known artists in rock, emo, indie rock, alternative, and pop music to ensure that gamers of all ages will be able to enjoy the game.

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