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Ultimate Band

Platform(s): Nintendo DS, Wii
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios

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'Ultimate Band' (NDS/Wii) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 24, 2008 @ 3:23 p.m. PST

Ultimate Band is an all new music experience giving gamers and music lovers of all ages the chance to realize their dream of becoming a rock legend when they build their own band or jam alone, all fueled only by the power of the WiiMote and the DS stylus.

Gamers and music lovers of all ages will realize their dream of becoming a rock legend when they build their own band or jam alone, all fueled only by the power of the Wii controllers and the DS stylus. Disney is working with 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. Friends and families can rock out on guitar, bass, drums or as the front man.

Working with leading London-based music consultants, Radial Music, Disney has chosen to combine familiar classics with today’s hottest songs in creating Ultimate Band - a product with global appeal across all age groups. Instantly-recognizable songs from classic rock to current hit singles will bring players together for endless hours of entertainment.

Ultimate Band, being developed by Fall Line Studio in Salt Lake City, UT, is slated for release during the 2008 holiday season. When Disney formed Fall Line Studio in November, 2006, Ultimate Band was the first project the team began building. Fall Line Studio’s focus is to develop Wii and NDS games based on new intellectual property, Disney brands (with Disney/Walden Media s The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian on the NDS being its first release), and innovative new technologies such as DGamer which will provide a fun, connected game community for Disney video game fans.

Wii Song List

  1. Girls Not Grey
  2. Complicated
  3. Hanging on the Telephone
  4. Song 2
  5. I Want You To Want Me
  6. All Right Now
  7. Anna Molly
  8. Club Foot
  9. Won't Go Home Without You
  10. Dashboard
  11. Helena
  12. Get the Party Started
  13. Crushcrushcrush
  14. Just
  15. Stumble and Fall
  16. When Did Your Heart Go Missing?
  17. In Too Deep
  18. Unconditional
  19. Somebody Told Me
  20. Always Where I Need to Be
  21. Debaser
  22. Fell in Love With a Girl
  23. Break on Through
  24. Beverly Hills
  25. Move Along
  26. Rock Lobster
  27. First Date
  28. Whip It
  29. Take Over the Break is Over
  30. Hold On
  31. Our Time Now
  32. Just What I Needed
  33. All Day and All of the Night
  34. Steady As She Goes
  35. My Generation

DS Song List

  1. Move Along
  2. Rock Lobster
  3. First Date
  4. Whip It
  5. Take Over the Break is Over
  6. Hold On
  7. Our Time Now
  8. Just What I Needed
  9. All Day and All of the Night
  10. Steady As She Goes
  11. My Generation
  12. All Star
  13. Call Me
  14. Jenny Was a Friend of Mine
  15. 9 in the Afternoon

Ultimate Band for Wii allows players to live the life of a rock star, by advancing their music careers and popularity from playing in a neighborhood garage to performing in front of an international audience at a world famous venue. Ultimate Band utilizes the innovative Wii Remote and Nunchuk™ to give fans the ability to play the drums, bass guitar, lead guitar, or take on the role of the front man. Players can also create and customize characters that reflect their own unique personalities and attributes. Along the way, players will unlock new songs, venues, and accessories that can be used to customize their band members.

Ultimate Band for NDS is a rhythm-based music game with a built-in recording studio. Players can jam to current and classic songs using the drums, lead guitar, bass guitar, or rhythm guitar. Players can also create their own original songs using the DS touchscreen and stylus to lay down tracks for each instrument and apply creative mixing effects. Ultimate Band for NDS will also include DGamer functionality which will allow players to engage with others in a secure online community via their DS (Wi-Fi or ad hoc) or computer.

Ultimate Band, rated E10+, will be available on Nov. 25, 2008 for Wii ($49.99 ) and NDS ($29.99 )

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