Rock Band dev's Xbox-exclusive music game adds Lorde, Nicki Minaj--and this epic screenshot

Five new tracks confirmed for Harmonix's Xbox-exclusive Fantasia: Music Evolved; first multiplayer footage shown off in new trailer.

If you forgot Rock Band developer Harmonix was working on an Xbox-exclusive music game called Fantasia: Music Evolved, now is a good time to remember. Disney Interactive and Harmonix today released new details about the game's multiplayer mode and confirmed five new tracks.

Fantasia: Music Evolved's multiplayer mode supports up to two players who can either play cooperatively or go head-to-head. Players can collaborate to create versions of songs featuring new melodies and beats. You can learn more about the game's multiplayer mode in our new video featured embedded below.

Harmonix also confirmed five new tracks for Fantasia: Music Evolved today. These are listed below. In all, the game features more than 30 tracks.

  • David Bowie - "Ziggy Stardust"
  • Antonin Dvorak - "Symphony No. 9 from the New World"
  • Lorde -- “Royals”
  • Nicki Minaj - "Super Bass"
  • White Stripes - "Seven Nation Army"

Finally, Disney and Harmonix revealed the a new interactive "discovery realm" for Fantasia: Music Evolved called The Hollow (above). This "mysterious forest environment" will "come to life" as you perform songs and interact with the world to add light, color, and characters to the scene.

Fantasia: Music Evolved, which was inspired by Disney's classic animated film Fantasia, launches this year exclusively on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

Nicki Minaj? What, are other members of the Young Money crew (Lil' Wayne, Drake, Tyga) going to be joining this in the near future?

yearssomuch
yearssomuch

Lorde and Nicki Minaj are demons, manifested in human form, set loose on Earth to lower the standard. Once they've accomplished that goal (but haven't they already?), they'll disappear into obscurity and make way for the next demon to pollute the airwaves with even more mind-numbingly dumb 'music', continuing to lower the standard even further. This has been happening for a very long time now, easily since the 80's, and it will continue to happen until people realize that all they're doing is brainwashing the masses into rudimentary mentalities and lining the pockets of greedy, corrupt businessmen.

DeadrisingX1
DeadrisingX1

Nothing says Disney like Nicki Minaj! Oh, Christ...

mattcake
mattcake

People still use the word "epic"?

eternity888
eternity888

we want some f*ucking metal songs( death - grindcore - death trash )

niknokseyer
niknokseyer

I'm a fan of HMX it seems like I don't get the game though but the music/tracks sounds awesome.

MrMan2000
MrMan2000

Huge, huge fan of HMX and what they did with Guitar Hero / Rock Band.  This looks appalingly bad.   About the only thing it does is demonstrate how dorky the Kinect is and how developers who try to leverage it are pretty much doomed.

adub424
adub424

My kids will love this they will just have to play it in another room of the house.

Setho10
Setho10

Someone at Harmonix is a fan of Princess Mononoke.

eelektrik
eelektrik

That video makes no sense, I don't get what is going on at all. Are they playing a game or having a seizure because of the music?

fredyellowone
fredyellowone

I don't know what to thing of that game.  It's better that way I guess, cause I will never be able to play it.

FULGOREY2K
FULGOREY2K

a system seller right here folks

StHapns247
StHapns247

It is sad when Lorde and Nicki Minaj carry more weight than David Bowie and the White Stripes.

Darknight765
Darknight765

Is it just me or do they look like they aren't having fun?

OllieBrown
OllieBrown

Ahhh yes.  Bowie, Minaj, Jack White, Lorde …. and Dvorak.  Well I guess maybe they recognized that by associating themselves with the current chart-topping pop acts they were dragging the Fantasia franchise through the slime and the mud.  So, have some New World Symphony!  That way it's only being dragged through the mud.

And what's with the techno remix of Night on Bald Mountain? All I can think of is this travesty: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nodgc9XNwVY

noandno
noandno

Stopped reading at Nicki Minaj

Hurvl
Hurvl

That reindeer would fit with some slow, romantic or atmospheric music. If they go with a disco DLC, they can add a blowfish that sparkles like a disco ball.

Daian
Daian

Nothing says Disney like Super Bass...

pohman
pohman

lorde..........nicki minaj...........torture

PS4andXoneGamer
PS4andXoneGamer

There's a great bit in South Park: Stick of truth where you have to fart to get a guards attention and the guard says: 'Hmm, must be Nicki Minaj's new single'. 

Genius.

EPaul
EPaul

Can't believe there wasn't a Dance Central title for the Xbox One launch. It's one of the only good Kinect titles 

bluefox755
bluefox755

People still play these kinda games?

OmegaGear
OmegaGear

@mattcake  The people at the front desk of Epic probably say/type it hundreds of times a day.

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

@NorseLax09 there is nothing wrong with Nicki Minaj, I like my women with some color in their skin I think it sexy but that is just me maybe, but I don't like pasty pale white skin it is a little nasty to look at that person as seen a ghost or something it is not healthy. It just seem healthier to see woman with nice skin tone like being tanned or a little color it just looks nice and again that might just be me. 

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

@StHapns247  I love Lorde, i think shes awesome. I thnk shes got more balls than Bowie to . I mean in her first month of being famous, she called all of the other rockstar celebs out and called them all rich whore tarts and she did it SOBER!!....nuff said really lol. I cant help but agree with her analysis.

001011000101101
001011000101101

@Darknight765  Most of them look like they want someone to put them out of their misery. Like everyone else playing Kinect games.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@bluefox755 People still play all kinds of games, both good and bad.

yearssomuch
yearssomuch

@nyran125tk Lorde is boring as hell, just another mediocre pop artist making simplistic tracks for the idiot masses. These artists don't get popular, or famous, for their crappy music.. they get famous because they have a manager who spreads their garbage tunes to every radio station they can find, to make their way into the homes of hormonal 13-year old girls, whom of which will get their parents to line the pockets of 'musicians' who might as well be demons set loose on Earth to lower the standard. And make no mistake about it, that is EXACTLY what they are.

OrgeLambart
OrgeLambart

@nyran125tk Lorde = one hit wonder... whether or not she called people out she won't have another successful single.  Give it four months and she'll disappear like all the other one hit wonders.

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

@NorseLax09 @kennythomas26 Nah man I figured that and I like some her stuff not all of it I personally think she is a great lyricis/MC in my mind, but some of here choices have kind of sucked.

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

The other hit is Team and Other new one might be called Tennis court I think the vevo app isn't working right now for some reason.

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

@eelektrik @OrgeLambart@nyran125tk Her first hit is Royal and she has a new one out now I just can't remember the name of it.

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

@Boddicker @nyran125tk  Miley Cyrus and her mates are tarts. I agree with her lol and the latest beyonce video? seriously.


Do you know these people are trying to ban the word bossy?