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Jam With the Band Calls Europe on Stage on 21st May

Posted by James Newton

"About time", say hecklers

It's been a long old time since Daigasso! Band Brothers DX was launched in Japan, but Nintendo seems to be taking a "better late than never" approach by announcing a European release for May 21st 2010.

With an extensive track listing including gamer favourites such as Chariots of Fire, Walking On Sunshine and more, plus classic Nintendo tunes to jam along with, it looks like the long wait has been to secure a wide range of licensed tunes. Not only that, players will be able to share their recorded masterpieces via WiFi Connection, with around fifty other songs available to download via the game's portal.

Here's the Nintendo press release to grab the microphone and shout wildly about how it loves playing in your town:

If you are a music lover, then the unique new game Jam with the Band will help transform your Nintendo DS family of consoles into a fun, portable music maker allowing you to get creative with your friends.

Program your own versions of famous songs and share them with other players. Or jam to a collection of popular songs from a constantly expanding song list. If you are after a unique gameplay experience then be sure to turn up the volume and Jam with the Band as it launches exclusively on Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi across Europe on 21st May 2010.

Following on from a range of acclaimed music games like Rhythm Paradise and Wii Music, Jam with the Band allows you to program your own tracks in the game’s song editor using up to eight different parts on each track from a collection of more than 50 instruments; or create some simple melodies by humming into the Nintendo DS in-built Microphone.

The game is designed to appeal to a wide range of music lovers. It comes with 50 pre-installed songs, and approximately 50 more will be downloadable via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Users are also able to upload their own ‘versions’ of tracks which can be downloaded by other users. In addition, there is a dedicated website where players are able to see new and the most popular tracks available.

Using the stylus on the Touch Screen of your Nintendo DS family of consoles you can strum at a virtual guitar and there is also a karaoke mode to have fun with your vocal chords, utilising the in-built Nintendo DS microphone. The game will even analyse your singing style to suggest the best music genre to sing in.

There is a captivating difficulty mode which takes you from utilising one or four buttons whilst jamming, to eight and ten, or play with the stylus and Touch Screen, in your music-making challenges. And why keep it to yourself? With one copy of the game up to eight people can each take a part and jam together!

You can also connect your Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSi to your Wii console and send the sounds from your Nintendo DS to the speakers of your TV sound system. A free Jam with the Band Live channel for Wii can be downloaded, meaning you and up to seven friends can enjoy the whole sound of the band from one set of speakers! And the fun keeps coming as you can utilise the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service, enabling you free access to approximately 50 downloadable songs and some content from other users and multiplayer sessions.

If you ever fancied your own easy to operate, creative and fun pocket music studio, get with the beat and grab your copy of Jam with the Band when it launches across Europe on 21st May 2010.

The game comes with a total of 50 songs preinstalled which include renowned classical songs as well as popular titles such as:

Barbara Ann
Deeper Underground
Chariots of Fire
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?
Every Breath You Take
I’m A Slave 4 U
I‘m So Excited
Jungle Boogie
Lady Marmalade
Living In America
Material Girl
New York, New York
Our House
Smoke on the Water
Stop! In the Name of Love
The Final Countdown
The Pink Panther Theme
Walking on Sunshine
We Are the Champions

However, for those gaming fans out there, you’ll be pleased to know that you can jam along to some of your favourite Nintendo game songs such as:

NES Classics Medley
F-Zero Medley
The Legend of Zelda Medley
Super Mario Kart Medley
Onigashima Medley
Super Mario Medley

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User Comments (10)



ReZon said:

Wow, it's been a long time since I've heard anything about that game. I remember hoping that this game would get localized back in 2005... now, 5 years later... I hope NA gets a little Daigasso! Band Brothers action too!



Golgo said:

The Midi-synth sounds in Daigasso are cringeworthy. Hope they've improved it for this release. No good having a music game when it sounds this bad.



LittleIrves said:

NOA: Pick a better name, then release it here. Please? Me want this, what sounds like a portable Wii Music. Correct me if I"m wrong, oh loyal Lifers.



JoeDiddley said:

I got the first Diagasso Band Brothers game for a quid on ebay. Played it for hours the first night I had it but I haven't picked it up since.



edhe said:


And to think I was considering buying the Japanese version.

Yet another game to keep an eye out for.

(I hope they are able to change the current system as seen in the Japanese version of only being able to download so many songs - and once you've downloaded them you CANNOT delete them.)

EDIT: Good grief - another nintendo music game with the track Material Girl.



Kurona said:

I've heard lots of good things about this game. It would be awesome if it was released for the US. (But the name's a little wonky. Oh well.)



Cheezy said:

This bothers me. I wanted it so I was forced to import a copy from Japan, with alot of texty screens, and NOW it's finally coming out in English? WTH?



mushroomer said:

I have both Daigaso Band Bros and Band Bros DX. This game is the most amazing piece of DS software known. Especially the DX. that game is crazy amazing. I have about 80 games downloaded and still am allowed to download 20 more. but just haven't gotten around to it... The wifi is state of the art too. Searching for songs by genre, and allowed to listen before downloading. All midi music of course if that doesn't bother those who are accustomed to the Guitar Hero with real music. The reason Midi works so well is that the you can have up to 8 tracks from drums to melody and base. I give it a 10/10 one of my best purchases ever.



Marioman64 said:

OH MY GOD YES. Daigasso Band Brothers DX is by far the BEST music game ever made in existence and i've been playing it on and off nonstop since i imported it. If this comes out in america, there will FINALLY be songs that i actually know on the wifi service. up to now i've had to actually go into the song and listen to it to see if i wanted it, but now i'll be able to read them! yes yes yes yes yes!

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