Disney Interactive Studios today announced that it is developing Ultimate Band for the DS and Wii. As is implied by the title, the game will let players play various instruments (including guitar and drums) using the Wii controllers and the DS’ stylus. While no particular songs were mentioned, Disney did promise “some of the very biggest names in rock, alternative, popular, emo and indie rock music.”
“Ultimate Band invites kids, tweens and teens to join in the jam session,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president, global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “And whether they choose guitar, drums, bass or front man, members don’t need to buy costly, single-function peripherals to play their way through Ultimate Band‘s deep song list, dynamic venues, and customizable characters. The Wii Remote and DS stylus are the only tools they’ll need to reach rock stardom in Ultimate Band.”
Ultimate Band will release on DS and Wii during “holiday” 2008.