Make Beautiful Tunes With Wii Music on Oct. 20


One more big release date to tell you about today, this one a particularly pleasant surprise to me because I didn’t think it was even planned to come out this year. Wii Music is the game I speak of, with Nintendo just releasing word that its Touch Generations-branded music creator/simulation is ready to make its grand debut on October 20th. That’s only a month away, talk about a surprise!

When it ships, Wii Music will include over 60 instruments — everything from electric guitars to drums to saxophones — that can be selected and played just like their real-life counterparts with appropriate gestures of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk. There will be over 50 pop, classical and classic Nintendo theme song tracks to play to and improvise upon with up to four players, and the cool thing is you’ll be able to share your remixed tunes with your friends via the Wii Message Board and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, and then they can even remix your remixes and send them back to you. Neat, huh?

Other features will include Wii Balance Board support to act as bass drum and hi-hat cymbal pedals to complete the virtual drumming experience, a tone quiz to test your musical ear, an orchestra conducting mode in which you’ll use the Wiimote like a conductor’s baton to command a Mii orchestra, and plenty more.

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