EDISON, N.J., Jan. 31 — March to the beat of your own drum as Majesco Entertainment Company, an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced Major Minor’s Majestic March for the Wii(TM) home video game console. Developed by NanaOn-Sha, Major Minor’s Majestic March marks the return of the creative team behind the renowned PaRappa the Rapper franchise — legendary game designer and multimedia musician Masaya Matsuura and famed New York artist Rodney Alan Greenblat.
“There’s something magical about marching bands that truly captures the imagination. The concept of leading a virtual band that’s reliant on your musicianship is a perfect fit for the interactive capabilities of Wii,” said Gui Karyo, Executive Vice President of Operations, Majesco. “The combined musical and artistic superiority of Matsuura and Greenblat make them a natural choice to deliver this innovative title exclusively to the Wii audience.”
Major Minor’s Majestic March turns the Wii Remote(TM) into a “special” baton that the bandleader, Major Minor, uses to keep tempo, recruit new band members and pick up valuable items. While marching through eight whimsical locations that contain various hair-raising events, Major Minor strives to create the most impressive parade ever. Players can add up to 15 different instruments to their dynamic procession — including brass, woodwinds, and percussion — to alter its composition and resulting performance. Players are scored on how well their band maintains its rhythm and manages obstacles that could otherwise throw the procession into disarray. The band keeps tempo to more than 25 popular marching band songs from around the world, composed into original medleys for each stage.
Major Minor’s Majestic March is expected to release holiday 2008. For more information about Majesco’s exciting line of products, please visit www.majescoentertainment.com.
Oh, I can just hear the jeering. “Marching band game — that’s lame, even if it’s never been done before. I won’t even give it a passing thought.”