Cans not included

Rhythm Core Alpha is the latest announcement in the recent batch of musical creation tools, this time from SoftEgg Enterprises. It will feature "powerful editing features," including freedom to customise drum patterns, basslines and melodies, and gamers can even use the stylus to play solos along with the patterns they've crafted.

SoftEgg is touting Rhythm Core Alpha as "designed for the creation of live music in front of an audience." The accessibility of the handheld and its features imply that songs can be crafted relatively quickly, but how well audiences will be able to hear gamers' creations remains to be seen.

Hopefully it can live up to the high standard set by its main DSiWare competition Rytmik; we'll keep you posted on this one.