Harmonix And Disney Team Up For 'Fantasia: Music Evolved'


The "Rock Band" creators want to make you a wizard or something in this Kinect-enabled rhythm game for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One inspired by Disney's 1940 musical.

So Harmnoix's tease of a new game yesterday is, in fact a new thing for the developer, just not quite a new thing. According to the press materials from Disney Interactive and Harmonix, players will "control the flow of music" in "Fantasia: Music Evolved, which seems to have players conducting pop and rock tracks like the Sorcerer's Apprentice.

Screens sent over for "Music Evolved" show some kind of scoring system at play, but the press release is really pushing the idea that players will get to manipulate the tracks in the game, swapping between the original and remixed versions of songs like a peripheral-free "DJ Hero." The "DJ Hero" comparison feels apt as the game will add "magical manipulators" which change the music somehow (maybe an always-accessible reggeaton air horn?).

AVICII's "Levels" and Bruno Mars' “Locked Out Of Heaven” are among the tracks which will be available in "Fantasia: Music Evolved" at launch, with a total of 25 artists joining the mix including Queen, Fun., and Kimbra.

If you're hitting up E3 next week, "Fantasia: Music Evolved" will be on display at Disney Interactive's booth. You can check out screens and the announcement trailer below.




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