Sony BMG Launches musika

musika_iPod.jpgSony BMG has announced the launch of musika, an original new music game for the iPod from PaRappa the Rapper mastermind and creator of the modern music game genre, Masaya Matsuura. Developed by Matsuura’s NanaOn-Sha studio in collaboration with Method Solutions, musika is a simple yet innovative visualizer that takes each user’s personal iPod playlists and turns the title of any song into a one-button rhythm game.

“The iPod is a device that revolutionized music and it is now poised to be a progressive gaming platform,” said Masaya Matsuura, President of NanaOn-Sha. “Many years ago Apple’s tools first opened my eyes to the power of music and multimedia, so it’s exciting to release my first game for this device.”

musika is a natural extension of our existing relationship with the iPod and iTunes, and represents another step in our ongoing campaign to broaden our reach in the area of music-based mobile entertainment,” said Thomas Hesse, President, Global Digital Business & U.S. Sales, SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. “It’s great to work with Masaya Matsuura and Method Solutions as to introduce this exciting new game, and we look forward to bringing musika to iPod users worldwide via iTunes.”

musika is available now via the iTunes store for $4.99 and is only compatible with Apple’s fifth generation iPod running software version 1.2 or later (sorry, no iPhone support).

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