Disney is giving “Fantasia” new life on the Xbox One and Xbox 360. The company partnered with Harmonix, the company behind “Rock Band” and “Guitar Hero,” to develop a new video game called “Fantasia: Music Evolved.” It will be an interactive music game taking advantage of the Xbox’s motion-sensing Kinect system.
The Hollywood Reporter describes the interactive nature of the game, writing, “Players wave their arms, push the palms of their hands in various directions and generally move to the music in an effort to actually remix songs. Onscreen, all that moving around is also allowing them to explore and alter their visual environments.”
There will be more than 24 songs included on “Fantasia: Music Evolved,” including classics from the 1940 film. But as the title implies, the video game will also include newer tracks as well. Among them are Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Fun’s “Some Nights,” Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven,” Kimbra’s “Settle Down” and Avicii’s “Levels.” Players will be able to create and share their own remixed versions of these songs.
“Fantasia: Music Evolved” is expected to be released in 2014.