Ultimate Band Announced for Wii, DS

Riding the ever-increasing surge of music games, Disney Interactive Studios today announced Ultimate Band for Wii and Nintendo DS.

Unlike Guitar Hero or Rock Band, the game allows players to embark on the road to rock fame without specialized controllers--"The Wii Remote and DS stylus are the only tools they'll need to reach rock stardom in Ultimate Band," said DIS marketing executive Craig Relyea.

Focused around character customization, the Wii edition will allow players to fill in as a drummer, bassist, guitarist, or band front man with the motion-sensitive Wii Remote and Nunchuk. The DS version nixes character customization and the front man role in favor of rhythm guitar, and will allow users to mix their own tracks as well as play online.

Though no specific tracks were listed in today's announcement, Disney promises it is working alongside music consulting firm Radial Music to deliver "some of 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 favorites."

Developed by Fall Line Studio, Ultimate Band arrives this holiday season.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

From The Chatty
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    February 27, 2008 9:59 AM

    "Ultimate Band Groupie"

    "Shaking the Wiimote up and down really gives you the feeling of being there in the tour bus.."

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      February 27, 2008 10:08 AM

      Don't forget blowing into the mic in the DS version! Thanks to Zelda for that brilliant idea.

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