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'We Rock: Drum King' (Wii) Now Called 'Rolling Stone: Drum King'

by Rainier on May 19, 2009 @ 10:44 a.m. PDT

Using two wiimotes, 505 Games' Rolling Stone: Drum King is a brand new rhythm-action game, which sees you becoming the drummer in a band that’s on the road to global stardom.

In Rolling Stone: Drum King, players can rock out in single-player mode or duel against a friend in multiplayer mode by swinging the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controller to the beat of the music. Gamers can enhance their experience with a customizable avatar complete with a rock 'n' roll drummer personality and put their dashboard drumming skills to the test with a wide range of drumming styles and music. Aspiring drummers and gamers alike will be able to perfect their drumming skills with 30 top-quality cover tracks inspired by artists like Queen, Fall Out Boy, The Clash, Gorillaz and The Police as they go on tour and take the stage at numerous performance venues.

"For more than 40 years, Rolling Stone has been a staple in the voice of American music culture and entertainment and we are pleased to collaborate with 505 Games as we venture into video games for the first time," said Will Schenck, Publisher of Rolling Stone magazine. "With more people playing console video games than ever before, this was a natural next step for the Rolling Stone brand."

"We're thrilled to be working with a music and entertainment pop culture icon to bring some of the greatest music in rock 'n' roll history to this game," said Adam Kline, president of 505 Games. "This partnership with Rolling Stone puts 505 Games at the forefront of the growing crossover between music and video games on one of the hottest gaming platforms available today."

Here is the full list of hit songs featured on the game:

  1. All Star - Inspired by Smash Mouth
  2. Banquet - Inspired by Bloc Party
  3. Be My Baby - Inspired by The Ronettes
  4. Blister in the Sun - Inspired by Violent Femmes
  5. Born to Be Wild - Inspired by Steppenwolf
  6. By the Way - Inspired by Offcuts
  7. Can't Get Enough - Inspired by Bad Company
  8. Can't Stand Losing You - Inspired by The Police
  9. Cissy Strut (instrumental) - Inspired by The Meters
  10. Click Click Boom - Inspired by Saliva
  11. Direction - Inspired by Starting Line
  12. Feel Good Inc. - Inspired by Gorillaz
  13. Fight the Good Fight - Inspired by Triumph
  14. I Fought the Law - Inspired by The Clash
  15. In Too Deep - Inspired by Sum 41
  16. Let There Be Drums - Inspired by The Ventures
  17. Lifestyles of the Rich and the Famous - Inspired by Good Charlotte
  18. Mickey - Inspired by Toni Basil
  19. No One Knows - Inspired by Queens of the Stone Age
  20. On Top of the World - Inspired by Boys Like Girls
  21. Pull Me Under - Inspired by Dream Theatre
  22. Saturday Superhouse - Inspired by Biffy Clyro
  23. She Sells Sanctuary - Inspired by The Cult
  24. Song 2 - Inspired by Blur
  25. Soundgarden - Inspired by Spoonman
  26. Stay With Me - Inspired by Faces
  27. The Take Over, The Breaks Over - Inspired by Fall Out Boy
  28. The Final Countdown - Inspired by Europe
  29. We Will Rock You - Inspired by Queen

Wannabe drummers know exactly when and what drum to hit thanks to coloured indicators that scroll down the screen in time to the tune. The difficulty can be scaled too, so that beginners can pick-up-and-rock-out, whereas experienced beat masters can crank up the challenge to 11.

Key Features :

  • Wide range of drumming styles/music
  • Ready to rock straight from the box – no need for costly peripherals
  • Create your own avatar before hitting the road
  • Single and multiplayer modes
  • 30 awesome tracks from well known artists
  • Difficulty scaled so beginners have fun but experts face a real rock challenge

We Rock: Drum King will be released exclusively for Wii this spring.

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