The above video shows a friend of mine and me playing the japanese rhythm game Daigasso! Band Brothers DX
in form of a four-part video (the rest can be found here
). I bet there are a lot of people who are actually familiar with the game or its predecessor. At the very least, Dale North knows it
. Some may even remember that Nintendo once planned a version for western audiences, sporting the title Jam with the Band
- which pretty much disappeared, never being mentioned again.
That is, until now
. Just recently, the game suddenly reappeared on a release list for the second Quarter of 2010. And today, Nintendo of Europe provided us with some information about Jam with the Band
. For starters, it is apparently based on the second japanese game, Daigasso! Band Brothers DX
. That means the game includes the guitar mode, karaoke mode, song downloads and even the Wii Speaker Channel, known from Daigasso! DX
. The pre-installed tracklist on the other hand is packed with a (supposedly) wide variety of songs, though just a few are announced yet. At least in my opinion, the currently known songs are way better than the ones from the japanese release. I'm not a fan of the classical music-heavy tracklist... Which was not much of a problem due to the download feature but still...
Anyway, I'm actually pretty excited about Jam with the Band
, now that I know that it's not the first Band Brothers
(which was originally released in 2004 in Japan, as far as I know... so yeah, it would be really late). Even though I already own Daigasso! DX