Harmonix reveals Fantasia: Music Evolved for Kinect
Yes, it is that Fantasia, only this time, it’s a little different. While it might include Mickey in a wizard’s outfit, it’s not strictly speaking, based on the legendary animation itself, you will get to control the beats and it is associated with Disney.
On a first impressions basis, it looks like the gesture based scene from Fantasia where Mickey is controlling the broomsticks, only there isn’t a bucket of water in sight.
No, this is a contemporary snapshot of that scene, cutting in beats from Bruno Mars, Queen, Fun. and many more besides. Add into this mix some digital artistry modelled on the flights-of-fancy scale and you should have a pretty good idea of where this is headed. It’s all powered by the Kinect as you’d expect and will also be developed for the Xbox One.
With the powered-up version of the Kinect on the One, I’m interested to see comparisons on the gesture pick-up and accuracy when next to the 360.
Once a track is completed, it melds into a level hub that gradually becomes more and more dynamic as you progress.
Have a look at the short introduction video below and peruse the currently released track listings, of which I’m sure Harmonix might consider releasing DLC for.
- AVICII – Levels
- Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven
- Fun. – Some Nights
- Kimbra – Settle Down
- Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
Fantasia: Music Evolved is set for release in 2014