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Power Gig: Rise of the SixString

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: Seven45 Studios
Developer: Seven45 Studios
Release Date: Oct. 19, 2010

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'Power Gig: Rise of the SixString' (ALL) Unveils Complete Tracklist

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2010 @ 9:14 a.m. PDT

Power Gig: Rise of the SixString will transport players to an entirely new universe, with its own mythology, politics, settings, heroes and villains, where music rules all, using new technology that represents the next evolution of music performance games to provide all players with a more authentic and fun experience.

Seven45 Studios is a sister company to music instrument manufacturing giant First Act, making it uniquely positioned to introduce the first major band game for which the guitar peripheral is a functioning six-string electric guitar. The guitar features Seven45’s proprietary technology that can distinguish and recognize gamers’ input all along the guitar, making the guitars as easy to pick up and play as any other band game button controllers. They also include all the guts of an electric guitar so players can plug their SixString guitars into any standard amp to jam with their friends.

Power Gig: Rise of the SixString will transport players to an entirely new universe, with its own mythology, politics, settings, heroes and villains, where music rules all. On the gameplay front, Power Gig uses new technology that represents the next evolution of music performance games to provide all players — from casual gamers to the hardcore, from those who have never before picked up a guitar to those who play guitar on a regular basis — with a more authentic and fun experience. The game offers two overarching modes of play. In addition to traditional beat-matching that will be familiar to fans of the band game genre, Power Gig also introduces the option to switch on chording, or chord play. Chording presents the added challenge of playing the game using chords that require specific finger placement on the strings. As players progress through the game, becoming more comfortable with a genuine guitar and potentially choosing to play real power chords, they will find that the byproduct of playing the game is coming away from it with an understanding of some real-life guitar fundamentals.

Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews Band and Kid Rock have each entered into exclusive agreements with Seven45 Studios to provide songs for Power Gig: Rise of the SixString. These deals mark the first time ever that songs from each of the three artists will appear as part of a music videogame. In addition to the previously-announced inclusion of Eric Clapton’s “Layla,” Seven45 has also secured the Clapton hits “Lay Down Sally” and “Let it Rain.” Dave Matthews Band is represented by “Tripping Billies,” “Why I Am,” and “Funny the Way It Is.” Kid Rock contributes “Rock ‘N’ Roll Jesus” and “Son of Detroit” to go along with chart-topper “All Summer Long.” Additional songs were secured by multi-platinum artists John Mayer, No Doubt, Smashing Pumpkins, Jane’s Addiction, Stone Temple Pilots, Rage Against the Machine, and many others. In addition to the songs announced today, Seven45 Studios plans to continue building Power Gig’s track list with continued downloadable content (DLC) after the game’s release.

“We wanted our song list to be diverse and appealing to gamers and families of all ages, represented with a great mix of both musical icons and up-and-coming artists,” said Seven45 Studios Chairman and CEO, Bernard Chiu. “Many of these songs have been massive hits and are familiar to fans of rock music, which reflects the pick-up-and-play nature of Power Gig: Rise of the SixString.”

The full track list follows:

  • Eric Clapton - Layla
  • Eric Clapton - Lay Down Sally
  • Eric Clapton - Let It Rain
  • Dave Matthews Band - Funny The Way It Is
  • Dave Matthews Band - Tripping Billies
  • Dave Matthews Band - Why I Am
  • Kid Rock - All Summer Long
  • Kid Rock - Rock 'N' Roll Jesus
  • Kid Rock - Son of Detroit
  • John Mayer - No Such Thing
  • Jane’s Addiction - Been Caught Stealing
  • No Doubt - Platinum Blonde Life
  • Ozzy Osbourne - A.V.H.
  • Queens of the Stone Age - You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, But I Feel Like a Millionaire
  • Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock
  • Disturbed - The Night
  • Rage Against the Machine - Bombtrack
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan - Couldn't Stand The Weather
  • Black Sabbath - The Devil Cried
  • Stone Temple Pilots - Plush
  • Living Colour - Cult of Personality
  • John Mayer - Who Do You Think I Was
  • Snow Patrol - Hands Open
  • Three Days Grace - Break
  • Paramore - Ignorance
  • Silversun Pickups - Substitution
  • The Offspring - You’re Gonna Go Far Kid
  • The Black Label Society - Retribution
  • Breaking Benjamin - Breath
  • The Tragically Hip - New Orleans Is Sinking
  • The Used - Blood on My Hands
  • Mastodon - Crack the Skye
  • A Perfect Circle - The Hollow
  • Buckcherry - Tired of You
  • Firewind - Head Up High
  • The Black Keys - Strange Times
  • Flyleaf - Again
  • Godsmack - Awake
  • Incubus - Wish You Were Here
  • Jet - She's A Genius
  • The Hives - Tick Tick Boom
  • John Mayer - Crossroads
  • Bad Religion - I Want to Conquer the World
  • Korn - Hold On
  • The Academy Is... - His Girl Friday
  • Lacuna Coil - Spellbound
  • MuteMath - Chaos
  • New Found Glory - Listen to Your Friends
  • P.O.D. - Alive
  • Puddle of Mudd - Blurry
  • Rise Against - Paper Wings
  • Sick Puppies - You're Going Down
  • The Donnas - Fall Behind Me
  • The Get Up Kids - Martyr Me
  • Idlewild - Reader and Writers
  • Surfer Blood - Swim
  • Channels - Chivaree
  • Superdrag - Aspartame
  • Envy on the Coast - Headfirst in the River
  • Damiera - Silvertongue
  • A Cursive Memory - Everything
  • The Hounds Below - She's Alchemy
  • A Love Like PI - Innocent Man
  • The Willowz - I Know
  • I See Stars - Comfortably Confused
  • The Paris Riots - Hotel of Infidels
  • School Boy Humor - Camera Shy
  • So Many Dynamos - Artifacts of Sound
  • Taxpayer - When You When Young
  • The Fatal Flaw - Don't Start Believing

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