Budding Japanese superstars and music game fans can finally rejoice as Realta Entertainment Group announced today that it’s partnering with video game publisher HAMSTER to launch BandFuse: Rock Legends in Japan on December 19, 2013. BandFuse: Rock Legends, the music video game where legendary rockers transform players into real-world guitarists, bassists and vocalists, will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

During this week’s Tokyo Game Show BandFuse: Rock Legends will be playable for the first time to Japanese fans in the Microsoft booth. Come check out the exclusive four-player co-op mode that enables players to play music together by connecting two guitars, one bass, and a microphone simultaneously, providing each player with detailed feedback from the BandFuse: Rock Legends analytics engine.

BandFuse: Rock Legends will ship in Japan with two game bundles for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems, giving players the option to choose the Artist Pack for solo play or expand the experience by adding the Band Pack for additional players to plug in.
•The Artist Pack (8,800 yen MSRP) includes the BandFuse: Rock Legends game and 1/4” guitar cable (Xbox 360 also contains an Audio Adapter).
•The Band Pack (9,800 yen MSRP) includes two guitar cables, a microphone, and a multi-port USB instrument hub.
Seamlessly connecting real guitars, basses and microphones to game consoles, BandFuse empowers players to jam to a fully unlocked library of hit songs from rock to metal and punk to funk, featuring 55 massive genre-jumping songs from Slash, Halestorm, Maroon 5, Rush, The Strokes, Heart, Pearl Jam and more.

The unique BandFuse: Rock Legends animated tablature (tabs) interface simplifies the learning process for novice musicians while enabling advanced musicians to perform songs as the artists intended. All players will benefit from Shred U mode, a simple-to-use, comprehensive training tool with a vast selection of instructional tutorial and inspirational videos from seven rock legends including Slash, Bootsy Collins, Zakk Wylde, George Lynch, and Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook from Five Finger Death Punch. Along with the legend videos, players will have a host of drills, scales and the ability to tweak song settings allowing mastery of even the most challenging songs.

BandFuse: Rock Legends players can also create original content from scratch or select from a diverse set of backing tracks for accompaniment to record and play back for friends and family.

BandFuse: Rock Legends is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and will launch on December 19, 2013 in Japan and November 19, 2013 in North America on Xbox® 360 and PlayStation®3 systems. A release date for Europe will be announced soon.

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