Wii Music officially dated – Oct. 20, 2008
So much for announcing it at the October conference…
Wii SportsÃ¢â€žÂ¢ introduced new players to the world of video games. Wii FitÃ¢â€žÂ¢ got even more people interested in fun and fitness.
Now Wii MusicÃ¢â€žÂ¢ 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 WiiÃ¢â€žÂ¢ 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 RemoteÃ¢â€žÂ¢ and NunchukÃ¢â€žÂ¢ controllers as though they were playing the real thing. Wii Music turns playersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ movements into great music, even if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ or pass it along to their friends.