Ubisoft® has announced new fitness-inspired downloadable content for its best-selling title Just Dance® 3. Available today on Kinect™ for Xbox360® and tomorrow on Wii™, the new tracks can be downloaded through the in-game Just Dance store individually or as part of “Sweat Pack #2”. The tracks can be purchased individually on Wii for 250 Wii Points™ and on Kinect for Xbox 360 for 240 Microsoft Points. The full Sweat Pack #2 can be purchased for 480 Microsoft Points and 600 Wii Points. Read the rest of this entry »
VanJam Industries, the developers of Rapstar: Face Edition, has released an exciting music product for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. As a new launch in the App Store, Rapstar: Face Edition offers the unique ability of recording rap videos. Essentially, this application turns an iDevice into a portable studio. Users simply map their face and record their voice with a selection of beats. The video scenes, gender, clothing are all selected by the user. Read the rest of this entry »
Toronto music edutainment company Stagename has launched Rock Rivals, a mobile social game designed to teach anyone how to create great music. The experience is more social and more rewarding then previous attempts to motivate music learning and composition. The game, available now on iTunes, appeals to novice music makers who want to dive-in and learn the fundamentals, while more savvy music makers can put their skills to the test and even develop skills needed to thrive in the music business. Read the rest of this entry »
Ubisoft® has announced a new downloadable track for its best-seller Just Dance® 3, featuring Mario™, the famous Nintendo® videogame hero! For the first time ever, the world’s number one dance game brand will welcome the gaming world’s most beloved character showing off his best dance moves. The track will be downloadable through the in-game Just Dance store on December 14th for 250 Wii PointsTM, exclusively on WiiTM. Read the rest of this entry »
Ubisoft® has announced that Just Dance® 3 is now available for PlayStation®Move for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The third game in the multimillion-selling Just Dance franchise was made available for Kinect™ for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Wii™ system from Nintendo back in October. Developed by Ubisoft Paris and Ubisoft Montreal, Just Dance 3 is rated E10+ and is available at retail locations and online at the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $39.99. Read the rest of this entry »
Just Dance continues to garner positive reception from consumers as Just Dance 3 becomes the best-selling game on the Wii™ system from Nintendo for the month of October in Canada, according to today’s report from the NPD Group. Additionally, Just Dance 3 debuted on Kinect™ for Xbox 360® in October and became the top-selling Kinect-required game for that system. Read the rest of this entry »
Ubisoft has released The Black Eyed Peas Experience for Kinect for Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii. The second release in the multi-million selling “Experience” franchise, the game offers to all Black Eyed Peas fans the chance to dance and sing along the members of their favorite band by following their moves and lyrics on hit songs taken from their multi-platinum selling catalogue. Read the rest of this entry »
Witnessing a professional musician make attempts at rhythm games can be painful. Does Rush failing its own Tom Sawyer on Rock Band with an embarrassing 31% completion rate come to mind? That scenario won’t be repeated with Ubisoft’s latest title Rocksmith — at least that’s the hope, says producer Jason Schroeder.
No brightly coloured buttons here. Players can plug in any real guitar with a standard quarter-inch input jack and jam along to 50-song music library, including tunes from The Rolling Stones, The Black Keys and Nirvana, to name a few. (Full track list available here.) Read the rest of this entry »
Majesco Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and Bagdasarian Productions, the owner of Alvin and The Chipmunks, have revealed a selection of the official songs that will be featured in their upcoming dance video game, Alvin and The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, which is based upon the third installment of the blockbuster film franchise coming to theatres this December 16th. The game is currently in development at Behaviour Interactive and is scheduled to set sail in November. Read the rest of this entry »
Ubisoft will redefine music gaming with the release of Rocksmith in October 2011. Rocksmith is the first and only music video game where players can plug into any electric guitar. Every copy of the game will include a Rocksmith™ Real Tone Cable, a standard quarter-inch to USB cable allowing guitars to be played through an Xbox 360®, a PlayStation®3 or a PC for the first time. Players can access an in-depth library of music including everything from the latest hits to classic rock songs.
Rocksmith features gameplay that automatically adjusts to the player’s skill level, mini-games to help hone specific skills, a split-screen multiplayer option, and a first-person perspective that puts the player on stage. Rocksmith will feature a huge variety of in-game effects pedals that allow users to customize and reproduce their favourite tones. Its innovative game design makes reading music visually fun and intuitive. The game includes a sizable catalogue of music from classic rock bands such as The Animals, David Bowie and The Rolling Stones, to current artists like The Black Keys and Interpol.
“Canadian music and game lovers can be among the first in the world to try out Rocksmith at select, high profile music events this summer,” says Lucile Bousquet, Director of Marketing and Communications for Ubisoft Canada. “Rocksmith not only engages experienced musicians, it’s also exciting for those who are playing a guitar for the very first time.”
Canadians are invited to pick up a guitar and try out Rocksmith at official Rocksmith Rehearsal Studios across the country, which are designed to look and feel like an authentic garage-style rehearsal studio space. The Rocksmith Rehearsal studios will be located at some of the country’s biggest rock music festivals including:
Heavy TO in Toronto: July 23-24
Osheaga Music and Arts Festival in Montreal: July 29-31