Jam Live Music Arcade announced for PS3, Xbox 360

By Steve Watts, Feb 14, 2012 3:30pm PST

Zivix LLC announced Jam Live Music Arcade today, a sandbox-music game that relies less on rigid pop song paths and more on improvisation and custom remixes. The title lets you use various existing peripherals or a standard controller to play guitar, bass, drums, vocals, or synth. It will launch later this year on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.

You'll be able to pick from more than thirty licensed songs as a starting point, and then play along or remix them at will. The announcement teases songs from Modest Mouse, Fallout Boy, Fatboy Slim, Rise Against, and Atmosphere, among others. Scoring is based on timing and understanding the musical "flow." This will be the fourth game in Zivix's Jam franchise, following mobile and WiiWare titles.

"Jam Live Music Arcade builds upon years of our music experience and some of the successes we had with previous iterations of the Jam franchise, but takes it to an entirely new level allowing creative freedom and a closer connection to the music," said Zivix VP Chad Koehler in the announcement. "If you're looking to jam out, turn the living room in to a live show and experiment with a near-infinite bank of sounds, effects and rhythms, then this is the experience for you. If you're interested in a more traditional follow-the-leader type of play, then we’ve included the Arcade Mode just for that purpose."

Check out a trailer for the game below.

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