Upcoming video game to be based on “Fantasia”

Posted on: June 7, 2013

In Wednesday’s (6/5) Boston Globe (subscription required), Hiawatha Bray writes about “Fantasia: Music Evolved,” a video game based on Disney’s movie Fantasia, in development at Harmonix Music Systems, the company responsible for Guitar Hero and Rock Band. “In the movie, sorcerer’s apprentice Mickey Mouse tries to conjure magic to a classical soundtrack. In the new game, ‘Fantasia: Music Evolved,’ players will be able to use hand gestures and body movements to modify and remix classical music, as well as popular songs from artists like Bruno Mars, Queen, Kimbra, and Fun. The game is set for release sometime in 2014…. Gamers can dial up a classical orchestration of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’… Other features let the player change the sounds of individual instruments [or] use gestures to overlay a new melody onto the song…. The first public demonstration of ‘Fantasia: Music Evolved’ will take place in mid-June at the E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles.” 

Posted June 7, 2013