Battle of the Bands Now Waging on Nintendo Wii
THQ’s mash-up rhythm game heads to retail.
By Andrew Joy 04/21/2008 09:35:31 PST

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The game formerly known as Band Mashups.

Combining the rhythm-based gameplay of Guitar Hero and Rock Band (without all the expensive peripherals) with the genre-blending humor of, say, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Battle of the Bands (originally Band Mashups) has players to completing dozens of licensed songs in any one of five different musical styles (rock, hip-hop, country, etc.).  While the game might have fallen off a few radars with its name change earlier this year, THQ is no doubt hoping that Battle of the Bands will be the next big musical craze to hit consoles...or, more specifically, the Nintendo Wii, which they today announced the game has shipped for.  For more information on Battle of the Bands, be sure to check out the official press release below:

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 21, 2008--THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced Battle of the Bands has shipped to retailers nationwide. Designed exclusively for Wii(TM), Battle of the Bands maximizes the Wii Remote(TM)'s innovative functionality, combining beat matching and combat into one head-to-head battle for music supremacy. The innovative music switching feature and the 30 chart-topping hits - recorded in each of the game's five different music styles - rock, funk/hip-hop, country, marching band and Latin - delivers a truly unique gameplay experience. Battle of the Bands is now available at a suggested retail price of $49.99.

"Battle of the Bands offers an exciting variation in the music category, where the fusion of music and combat sets the stage for a head-to-head battle for music supremacy," said Randy Shoemaker, global brand director, THQ.

About Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands is the first true musical combat game and allows players to battle to prove their preferred musical genre reigns supreme. Designed exclusively for Wii, Battle of the Bands features an exciting two player head-to-head mode and an extensive single-player campaign. The game introduces the innovative concept of "music switching," playing the music in the preferred genre of the winning player. When an opponent turns the tide of battle, the music changes as well, switching between different music genres. Battle of the Bands features 30 classic and modern chart-topping hits from the last four decades, all of which have been recorded in five different styles - (rock, funk/hip-hop, country, Latin and marching band) - for the game, resulting in a total of 150 unique tracks and 70 unique musical weapons.

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