The music genre in video games is dead. Activision called it quits with Guitar Hero. Harmonix can’t afford to make Rock Band games anymore. Rocksmith was cool, but ultimately ended up being less of a game and more of a learning tool. I won’t even bother elaborating on Power Gig. It seems a new challenger approaches with BandFuse: Rock Legends.
BandFuse will have the ability to plug in a real guitar and jam away to such bands as Lynard Skynyrd, Judas Priest, Coldplay and Maroon 5. The game will feature animated guitar tabs (sheet music specifically written for guitar,) along with the traditional distracting visuals in the background. Although it looks like BandFuse will use pre-recorded videos of musical performances instead of virtual, rendered concerts.
The game will feature a number of famous musicians as mentors. The confirmed ones thus far are legendary guitar god Slash and metalheads Five Finger Death Punch. More are to be confirmed at a later date. Which means there’s still time for Steve Vai or Buckethead to be confirmed (MAKE IT HAPPEN!)
If you’ve got a vocalist in your mix, they can also jump on the track and add a bit more life into your music.
No specific release details have been given, only that the game will be heading exclusively to Xbox 360 and will be out sometime later this year.
What say you, gamers? Do you think the world has room for one more music game?