Despite the almost aggressively generic subtitle, Fantasia: Music Evolved is, in fact, based on the Disney property of the same name. Developed by Harmonix, most famous for the Rock Band series (as well as the original two Guitar Hero games), the newly announced title is the next “motion-based” music game for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
The plot line, as there is a plot in this one, involves Yen Sid, the famous sorcerer of Fantasia fame, evaluating your worth as his new apprentice by testing your musical and magical aptitude. The tracks on offer are not original compositions, but licensed music that runs the gamut from Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” to AVICII’s “Levels.”
In addition to the original version of each song, though, Disney is promising remixes (two per track) as well as the ability to add layers to a song, all of which can be used in real-time. Harmonix is promising a “creative” element in the gameplay and this makes it sound as though they are poised to deliver. We’ll know more after seeing the game at E3, where it is confirmed to be making an appearance.