Fantasia: Music Evolved from Harmonix

Fantasia: Music Evolved
Harmonix, creators of Rock Band and the only really good Kinect game Dance Central, have just announced their newest game. It's called Fantasia: Music Evolved and it's coming to Xbox One and Kinect for Xbox 360.

Players will take on the role of sorcerer Yen Sid's apprentice, controlling the flow of music and mixing their favourite songs in real-time. In an interview with Polygon, creative director Matt Boch described how they designed the Kinect gameplay.
"Through our experience with Dance Central, we thought it was really awesome to have people moving along with the music, and that rhythmic connection was really strong," Boch said. "So we decided it has to be about the player's body, it has to be a game where they're actually moving around space and exploring music through their body."

Boch said the game is an avenue for people to express themselves through music and movement. When arrows appear on the screen to tell players which direction to swipe, the Kinect can pick up subtle hand flicks and the biggest arm movements. It's up to the player how much energy and enthusiasm they want to bring to the game and, judging by how the player moves, the art and animation on screen will change accordingly.

– Tracey Lien, Harmonix makes players musical magicians in Fantasia: Music Evolved, Polygon
Songs announced so far:
  • AVICII – Levels
  • Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven
  • Fun. – Some Nights
  • Kimbra – Settle Down
  • Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

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