Music and warfare: together at last, according to THQ. In Band Mashups, gamers can play against a friend, battling not only to win, but to stop hearing songs in marching-band style, and switch to rock instead.
To start playing, gamers will select from one of five musical styles to play: rock, funk/hip-hop, country, marching band, and Latin. In the background, 30 chart hits from the last four decades will play--in the musical style chosen by whichever player is currently winning.
Alongside the two-player versus mode will be a single-player mode, where gamers will play as one of 11 bands battling to seize control of New Cadenza city away from the evil Mr Hong.
The 70 weapons available will be musically themed too, including sniper violins and flamethrowing guitars. Band Mashups is due out in April exclusively for the Wii, and we have a full hands-on preview complete with screenshots and movies.