Disney Interactive and Harmonix announced “Fantasia: Music Evolved,” a new type of musical motion video game. The game will be available for Xbox One, Microsoft’s newest entertainment system and for the Xbox 360 and Kinect. The game draws inspiration from Disney’s classic animated film, “Fantasia,” and will be available in 2014.
“Fantasia: Music Evolved” has all the makings of a great title. With a fantastic developer (Harmonix is the studio behind “Rock Band”), unique gameplay with the Kinect, and a great soundtrack, it looks like this will be one to look forward to in 2014.
Be sure to watch the announcement trailer below and the press release that follows for more details.
“Fantasia: Music Evolved” Announcement Trailer:
DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF MUSIC WITH DISNEY INTERACTIVE’S “FANTASIA: MUSIC EVOLVED” VIDEO GAME ON
XBOX ONE® AND KINECT™ FOR XBOX 360®
Perform and Transform Some Of Your Favorite Music with Tracks from AVICII, Bruno Mars, Fun., Kimbra, Queen, and Other World-Renowned Artists
BURBANK, Calif. — (June 4, 2013) – Disney Interactive today announced that “Fantasia: Music Evolved,” a breakthrough musical motion video game inspired by Disney’s classic animated film “Fantasia,” will be available for Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Kinect™ for Xbox 360® in 2014. Developed by Harmonix Music Systems, the world’s leading music and motion game developer, “Fantasia: Music Evolved” transports players to a breathtaking world where music and magic combine to transform extraordinary interactive landscapes in entirely new and creative ways!
In this game, players enter the magical realms of Fantasia, selected by the legendary sorcerer Yen Sid to hone their musical and magical prowess as his new apprentice. “Fantasia: Music Evolved” takes players on an interactive and immersive motion-controlled journey through worlds of music and magic, unleashing their creativity along the way.
Using Kinect motion control technology and natural, controller-free gameplay, players will control the music flow from some of the industry’s biggest acts, including electronic DJ and producer AVICII, chart-topper Bruno Mars, and rock royalty Queen. “Fantasia: Music Evolved” gives players creative power to change the mix of their favorite songs in real-time, choosing between the original recording and new remixed versions, or adding new layers of music via magical manipulators that allow them to change music in exciting and surprising new ways!
“Fantasia: Music Evolved” will feature tracks from over 25 leading artists, each featuring two unique remixes in addition to the original recording. The current announced artists and songs that will appear in the “Fantasia: Music Evolved” video game include:
- AVICII – “Levels”
- Bruno Mars – “Locked Out Of Heaven”
- Fun. – “Some Nights”
- Kimbra – “Settle Down”
- Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Attendees of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) will have an opportunity to experience hands-on with “Fantasia: Music Evolved” at Disney Interactive’s booth located at #1001 in South Hall.
“Fantasia: Music Evolved” is currently not rated by the ESRB.