Today Realta Entertainment announced that their upcoming guitar rhythm game BandFuse: Rock Legends will be hitting shelves November 19th. I've been waiting for this news for months, ever since I got a chance to see this game in action at E3. By far the coolest rhythm game I've ever seen, BandFuse teaches you how to actually play guitar like the professionals do, and does so on an actual guitar. While other games deal with plastic peripherals or strange lag and feedback, BandFuse promises seemless connection to real guitars, basses, and microphones. While it is primarily a tool to teach guitar -- and includes hundreds of hours in tutorials taught by some pretty famous music legends -- there is also a multiplayer option that allows you and your friends to join up and play the songs you love together.
I love rhythm games, and have since I first picked up a mic for Karaoke Revolution back on the original Xbox. I've always been a little frustrated that my shredding skills on the plastic guitar never really got me any closer to learning to play the real thing. But with BandFuse I know I will be learning how to play the real thing because I will be using a real guitar.
There will be three packages available, depending on if you're a solo musician, want to play with your friends, or are starting from scratch without an instrument to play on:
BandFuse: Rock Legends will be available in North America November 19th for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.