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Guitar-Controlled Platformer 'Fret Nice' Available on PSN This Thursday, Also Coming to XBLA

by Jeff Mattas, Feb 02, 2010 4:40pm PST

Tecmo and developer Pieces Interactive have announced that their new musical platformer, Fret Nice, will be available for download via the PlayStation network on Thursday. Some happy new screenshots and a trailer accompany the announcement, giving players an inkling of what to expect.

The game includes local cooperative play, and pits a musical group called the Vibrant Chordblasters against their musical antithesis, the heavy-metal Häir Bangers.

In an interview on the official PlayStation blog, Fret Nice producer Ray Murakawa explains the gist of the genre-bending platformer. "A lot of groupies wonder 'Music game or not?' Well, Fret Nice is musically endowed, but it's an action platformer with a cool new mechanic that's played with a guitar controller or any regular controller. And no - this is NOT a rhythm game!"

Fret Nice can be downloaded via the PlayStation Store when the game launches this Thursday in North America. News site Destructoid has also confirmed that the PSN version of the game will retail for $14.99. The game is also coming to Europe, as well as Xbox LIVE Arcade, but those release dates and pricing have yet to be confirmed.





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