Ultimate Band is not exactly the Guitar Hero and Rock Band beater Disney had expected, but it appears that it still remains a game in which the company wishes to further invest, since they have announced that their music game will be released on Nintendo Wii and DS. Ultimate Band will be “a new kind of music game” that will recreate drums, bass, guitar and the lead singer with the Wiimote and Nunchuk or the stylus.
The game will include – surprise! surprise! – all sorts of rock songs: classic rock, alternative, popular, emo and indie rock music. The DS version will include a track creator which will use the touchscreen and stylus.
“Ultimate Band invites kids, tweens and teens to join in the jam session,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president, global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “And whether they choose guitar, drums, bass or front man, members don’t need to buy costly, single-function peripherals to play their way through Ultimate Band’s deep song list, dynamic venues, and customizable characters. The Wii Remote and DS stylus are the only tools they’ll need to reach rock stardom in Ultimate Band.”
There is no release date for Ultimate Band for DS and Wii set, but I believe you will wait as long as it takes. We’ll keep you posted if we have new details.