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Fantasia: Music Evolved First Look

Developer: Harmonix | Publisher: Microsoft
Players: 1 Player Game | Genre: Music

Release Date: TBA 2014

Mickey Mouse and Harmonix are teaming together to bring the Xbox 360 and Xbox one a unique and exclusive title in Fantasia: Music Evolved. Like most exclusive titles from Harmonix recently, this will utilize the Kinect sensor on both platforms. Sadly for PlayStation fans, Mickey doesn’t seem to like the PlayStation Move. Could Sony be “moving” away from their motion controlling device in the next-generation? Despite this off-topic question, Fantasia does look to be an interesting music title.

Players control Fantasia: Music Evolved by swinging their arms, in rhythm. Sadly, this means, at least according to my wife, I will have no chance to master this title because I have none.  Each song has two different remixes for you to direct, via your arms, as a Mickey Mouse inspired Fantasia Wizard.  

The first mode is the song itself. The second mode is The Shoal. This is an underwater-type area that evolves and changes as you progress through the song. Just like in Fantasia, the environments and music are tied together. But this isn’t simply a remake of all the classic Disney musical scores. Thus far, Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody, Fun - Some Nights, Kimbra - Settle Down, AVICII - Levels, and Bruno Mars - Locked Out of Heaven, have been revealed to be in the game. Like other Harmonix titles, expect plenty of DLC to be available in the weeks post release along with plenty more songs in the final version.

Players control the music, on screen, via the use of shapes they make with their hands. This gives you the Wizard Power of Mickey Mouse to not only direct the music as normally seen but to freestyle and create your own unique spin upon the songs you know and love.

Fantasia: Music Evolved is coming out in 2014 at a date to be announced later. We are really looking forward to trying out this Kinect only game. Harmonix continues to be the only Third Party that makes Kinect be something worth using.

Here is the announcement trailer of Fantasia: Music Evolved:

By Kaleb Rutherford - 06/09/13

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