Violetta: Rhythm & Music Coming To 3DS, Wii and DS, Yet Shimmying Past Wii U
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
It's a "smash hit television show", we're told
Little Orbit, the masters of licensed games and no doubt literally rolling around in mounds of crisp dollar bills during lunch breaks, is taking another IP and pushing it out as a game. This time it's Disney's Violetta, a "tween telenovela" broadcast in Latin America and Europe, which is coming to 3DS, Wii and DS as Violetta: Rhythm and Music; the Wii U clearly isn't groovy enough to handle it.
Published by Bandai Namco, it'll hit stores on 26th September, promising rhythm based games around dancing and song writing along with, wait for it, "creative quiz questions". We're sure it'll be fun for the target audience, but do have fears of appalling mediocrity — yes, we're judging a game by its cover.
No news on a North American release as, well, the TV show doesn't seem to be broadcast in the region, so this will come to Latin America, Europe and Australasia. If you want to know what it's all about there's an excerpt from the press release and a video below — think Glee, but with a lower budget.
The Violetta TV show tells the story of a musically talented teenager who returns to her hometown of Buenos Aires with her father after living in Europe for several years. There she finds friends, discovers true love and a passion for music as she navigates the trials and tribulations of growing up. Each episode includes original musical numbers from diverse musical genres.