Rhythm music games have fallen on hard times lately, but in their heyday, one developer clearly ruled the market. Harmonix, the team behind the original Guitar Hero and Rock Band franchises, has now lent their advice, talent, and images to BandFuse: Rock Legends, according BandFuse's developers.
Realta entertainment, the company behind BandFuse, say that Harmonix had a helping hand in developing the game, which allows you to use an actual guitar, microphone, or bass while utilizing a Rock Band-like interface.
Alex Rigopulos, CEO and co-founder of Harmonix had this to say, "We’re happy to see the folks at Realta pushing forward and innovating in the music game space, especially in ways that inspire and motivate fans to pick up real instruments."
Stephen Gomes, CEO of Realta Entertainment, stated:
The team at Harmonix offered feedback on our original game design, providing expertise on key techniques and game development based on their experience in making groundbreaking music games. They advised us on ways to make the experience more fun and accessible to a broad audience, which ultimately contributed to this being a great pick-up-and-play experience.
In addition, Realta also says that Harmonix lent the company their vocal interface design, as well as the instrument logos from the Rock Band games, making BandFuse a spiritual succesor of sorts.
BandFuse: Rock Legends is available now for Xbox 360 and PS3 in North America, and will be released on December 19th in Japan.
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