New music games for Xbox 360 announced at E3 Summit

The world of Xbox 360 just got bigger, broader and more exciting than ever as Microsoft unveiled a host of games that will make anyone’s heart race at E3 Media and Business Summit (E3) in Los Angeles.

Microsoft Corp. has revealed a games portfolio for all ages and interests. Included were new titles for music lovers such as “Lips” and the launch of “Rock Band 2”, as well as family-friendly games ranging from the B-movie maker “You’re in the Movies” to “Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise”.

The games

New musically-themed games for the Xbox 360 include:

  • Lips (from iNiS/Microsoft Game Studios). “Lips,” an all-new music franchise exclusively from Xbox 360, is the only singing game that offers wireless motion-sensitive microphones and the ability to sing from your own music collection.* Start channeling your favorite pop star, because it’s you, your friends and, most importantly, your music that makes “Lips” the world’s ultimate party experience.
  • Guitar Hero World Tour (from RedOctane/Activision). When the house lights go down, a new generation of axe shredders, drummers and fearless frontmen will come together and rock with “Guitar Hero World Tour.” The latest installment from the No. 1 best-selling video game franchise of 2007, “Guitar Hero World Tour” will transform music gaming by marrying the exhilarating guitar gameplay of “Guitar Hero” with a cooperative band experience that combines the most advanced wireless instruments with revolutionary new online and offline gameplay modes. The game will feature a slick newly redesigned guitar, a genuine electronic drum kit and a microphone, as well as an innovative Music Studio music creator that lets players compose, record, edit and share their own rock-and-roll anthems, along with online Band Career and eight-player “Battle of the Bands.” “Guitar Hero World Tour” is being developed by Neversoft Entertainment.
  • Rock Band 2 (from Harmonix/MTV Games). Debuting on Xbox 360, “Rock Band” is developed by Harmonix and published by MTV Games. “Rock Band 2” is the next evolution of the franchise that allows players to virtually step into the shoes of their favourite bands as singer, guitarist, bassist or drummer.

Source: Microsoft