Finally, a marching band game is coming to the Wii, made by the creators of PaRappa the Rapper! We're incredibly excited.
Major Minor's Majestic March marks the return of legendary game designer and multimedia musician Masaya Matsuura and famed New York artist Rodney Alan Greenblat.
"There's something magical about marching bands that truly captures the imagination. The concept of leading a virtual band that's reliant on your musicianship is a perfect fit for the interactive capabilities of Wii," said Gui Karyo, Executive Vice President of Operations, Majesco. "The combined musical and artistic superiority of Matsuura and Greenblat make them a natural choice to deliver this innovative title exclusively to the Wii audience."
Here's the official game description:
Major Minor's Majestic March turns the Wii Remote into a "special" baton that the bandleader, Major Minor, uses to keep tempo, recruit new band members and pick up valuable items. While marching through eight whimsical locations that contain various hair-raising events, Major Minor strives to create the most impressive parade ever. Players can add up to 15 different instruments to their dynamic procession-including brass, woodwinds, and percussion-to alter its composition and resulting performance. Players are scored on how well their band maintains its rhythm and manages obstacles that could otherwise throw the procession into disarray. The band keeps tempo to more than 25 popular marching band songs from around the world, composed into original medleys for each stage.
Major Minor's should be on shelves by the holidays.