Disney and Microsoft are partnering up, utilizing the power of Kinect to turn your body into a finely-tuned musical instrument with the upcoming rhythm game, Fantasia: Music Evolved.
I’d argue that it’s the “interaction with the music” that’s evolving rather than the music itself, but now we’re just splitting hairs. Whether the title is completely wrong or not isn’t the point, the point is that you now have yet another reason to flail around your living room like a rogue puppet, dancing and gyrating in order to keep the beat from dropping in a new rhythm game for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Using the Kinect camera, players will go on a “magical journey” through the world of music in an adventure inspired by the classic Disney film, Fantasia. Coming from Disney Interactive and Harmonix Music Systems, Fantasia: Music Evolved will put the player in the role of sorcerer Yen Sid’s new apprentice, who must hone their abilities through the power of music manipulation.
The game will feature “over 25 leading artists,” including AVICII, Bruno Mars, Fun, Kimbra and Queen, with each song including two unique remixes for the player to choose from, on top of the regular recording.
It’s probably a safe bet that, at this point, most gamers are tired of those countless peripherals necessary to play most rhythm games. Now the only peripheral you need is your body, a device you’re far less likely to pack up and shove in the back of the closet until a group of friends come over for a birthday party.
For more details, Disney Interactive is turning interested parties toward the Fantasia: Music Evolved Facebook page.