Dean Markley USA is teaming up with Realta Entertainment to collaborate further on their new video game, BandFuse: Rock Legends. To kick off the efforts, Dean Markley USA is hosting BandFuse: Legends inside their booth during the upcoming NAMM Show in Anaheim, California January 23 through 26. Realta staff and gaming experts will be on hand to guide players of all levels on how the game will take music education and entertainment to an all new level while using real instruments.
BandFuse: Rock Legends is a music video game where legendary rockers transform players into real-world guitarists, bassists and vocalists on the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The game is the only four-player scored guitar, bass and vocal music experience on console with a lineup of acclaimed talent, authentic animated tablature, and lag-free audio, offering a full band experience for players of all skill levels.
The game also features in-game guitar and bass guitar instruction by a platinum cast of musicians. The legends share personal inspiration and instructional insight with players through in-game videos and interactive tutorials. Master guitar instructor Slash guides players at every step of the game. Joining him in this process are well-known shredders Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), Mike Ness (Social Distortion), Bootsy Collins (Parliament-Funkadelic), George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob), Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom), and Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch).
“I picked up a guitar for two seconds when I was a kid and haven’t put it down since. I truly believe this video game can get people to overcome their fear of playing guitar.” –Slash
“I love being part of a game that may entice a kid to pick up a real guitar and be the next Jimi Hendrix or Edward Van Halen.” –Zakk Wylde
The game’s exclusive four-player co-op mode enables players to jam together by connecting two guitars, one bass, and a microphone simultaneously, providing each player with detailed feedback from the BandFuse: Rock Legends’ analytics engine. Players can also create original content from scratch or select from a diverse set of backing tracks for accompaniment to record and play back for friends and family.
“When I was coming up, we weren’t trying to get a hit record, we just wanted to be great at what we loved doing, which was playing our instruments and serenading chicks. That’s why BandFuse is so cool. These guys are doing their own thing, and I felt it was really important to be a part of it.” –Bootsy Collins.
BandFuse: Rock Legends is rated T for Teen by the ESRB
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