Disney's Ultimate Band

Disney's Ultimate Band

Disney has announced a new rhythm game called Ultimate Band, a seemingly obvious attempt to cash in on the success of games like Guitar Hero.

In development by Fall Line Studios, senior producer Tim Huntsman feels Ultimate Band will be more fun than the other musical franchises that have come before it:

"Aside from the peripheral, we've always considered those to be more of a simulation versus a game. Our focus has always been on making a game, focusing on the fun and the physicality of what it's like to try to play air guitar".


Peripherals will be absent in Ultimate Band though, you'll play along using only the Wiimote and Nunchuk. Details on the tracks are limited, only a few are currently known:

  • Devo - Whip it
  • The Raconteurs - Steady as she goes
  • Slayer - God hates us all (full album) **
** not really


Ultimate Band is scheduled for release sometime during the fourth quarter of 2008.

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The Yoshi Guy said:

Yawn.

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eric ♥ wii said:

I don't get how it will use only the nunchuck and wiimote.

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k4m1l said:

Ew a Gh3 rip off, not looking forward to it.

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Wait wait said:

Slayers full album would be awesome.

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ToTaLgAmEr said:

Even though steady as she goes is a good song because jack white is awesome, I think this game will suck pretty bad. Especially because you have to use the wiimote and nunchuk.

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AJR said:

It's a rip-off of Rock Band.

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Master Foot said:

OH YEAH BABY, now I can rock out to my favorite Radio Disney songs.

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Diddy Kong Lover said:

Oh no not Disney nooooooo! That's the only company worse than THQ.

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Crimson Fang said:

I really dislike Guitar Hero games, so I'm sure I'll dislike this.

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Quartz said:

Guitar Hero sucks, Rock Band sucks, Dance Dance Revolution for the win! Forget this crap.

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Jimmy said:

How can you go so wrong, at a concept that is so right?! Please scratch this game Disney.

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BrAwL said:

Why do we need this when we have Guitar Hero?

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Charlie said:

Yuck.

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Scooby Jew said:

I'm going to find every person in the development of these god-awful, horribly revolting, sins of life games and kill them all via means of a rusty knife and/or a CD of one of their games.

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Gerg said:

Without a guitar peripheral, this will be a huge flop. HUGE flop. Sorry Disney, you missed the point of Guitar Hero and Rock Band's success ENTIRELY. No one wants to play this kind of game without some kind of real guitar action/ simulation. We already have the game you propose here, on Rayman 2. This mini-game crap is starting to suck.

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Guitar Legend said:

It looks like it will be complicated because they don't have a guitar controller and they are making the notes scroll differently from Guitar Hero. They're trying to copy the GH series without copying it fully. This is really bad gaming. Not feeling the rock.

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choice said:

Why all the negativity? Surely more competition in the rhythm game genre is good? I think the decision not to include a controller is a good one, as it will be priced the same as a normal game. Should be interesting to see how it turns out.

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