Wii Music officially dated – Oct. 20, 2008


So much for announcing it at the October conference…

Wii Sportsâ„¢ introduced new players to the world of video games. Wii Fitâ„¢ got even more people interested in fun and fitness.

Now Wii Musicâ„¢ builds on that inclusive legacy by letting people turn their living rooms into fun concert halls. It brings the experience of performing music to people who think learning an instrument is too difficult. Wii Music launches exclusively for the Wiiâ„¢ console on Oct. 20 and aims to bring a deeper love and appreciation of music to everyone.

Players can improvise jams on the fly with more than 60 instruments. You will find rock favorites like the electric guitar; orchestra standards like trumpet, saxophone and clarinet; and even international instruments like steel drums, marimba and sitar. Players simply select their instruments, and then move their Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ controllers as though they were playing the real thing. Wii Music turns players’ movements into great music, even if you’ve never picked up an instrument before.

Budding musicians can play along to the beat of a diverse array of more than 50 songs from a variety of genres including popular, licensed, classical and Nintendo songs. Or players can improvise by adding new beats or creative twists to the songs. The combinations are endless, and it’s all for the joy of creating fun new tunes.

Once players have their song the way they like it, they can forward it to friends who are also playing Wii Music via the Wii Message Board. Those friends can then put their own spin on the tune and send it back – or pass it along to their friends.

[Nintendo PR]

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  • DarkWish

    Actually, since we know the release date now, it does make sense to tell us now. If they waited until the conference, we’d have like 2 weeks or so until the game released.

    And also, it seems Amazon and GameStop had the right release date: http://wiinintendo.net/2008/09/14/wii-music-box-art-and-possible-release-date/

  • DarkWish

    If anyone wanted it, here’s the hi-res box art: http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa259/HAVortexDude/i_16327.jpg

  • http://picasaweb.google.com/rothsothy/20080402NokiaN810Night Roth

    Interestingly, it’s released near, if not the same, release date of LittleBIG Planet, and just a week before Guitar Hero World Tour.

    Tough to choose.. but why choose when you can have them all!

    // Roth

  • http://www.Microsoft.com Bill Gates

    The xbox 360 features more music games than wii, and they are much more sophisticated.

  • boy

    wont we be able to upload songs with like an SD card or DLC?

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    Happy Ramadan to everybody. Why this web site do not have other languages support?