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Here’s one of those incredible Xbox exclusives

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Fantasia

The Xbox one is getting 15 exclusives in its launch period – 8 of which are brand new IP’s. This isn’t one of those games – but it is exclusive! It’s the new game from Rockband and Dance Central creators Harmonix – and it’s based, apparently loosely, on Disney’s Fantasia – blending music and motion together.

When I first heard of the idea, I was actually quite intrigued. I have fond memories of being spellbound by Mickey Mouse as the sorcerer’s apprentice, and rotund hippopotamuses doing ballet to La Gioconda’s Dance of the Hours – with visuals seamlessly matching classical music in an era when music videos weren’t quite as prolific as they are now.

A videogame, based on that masterpiece, using the technology we have now? I was completely on board. Until I saw the trailer.

Now I love Harmonix, and I’m willing to give them the benefit of the doubt – but what the hell did I just watch – and what on earth has that got to do with Fantasia?

The game, Fantasia: Music Evolved, is inspired by the film and will feature that movie’s sorcerer, Yen Sid. you’ll be his new apprentice, remixing songs with your body in real time. It’ll feature music from over 25 artists including AVICII, Bruno Mars, Fun, Kimbra, and Queen – and will be out on Xbox 360 and Xbox One some time next year.

It promises to be fresh and original – but I have to say, it reminds me an awful lot of Tetsuya Mizuguchi’s Child of Eden – which is still probably the best game to successfully use Kinect’s motion tracking to enhance the experience.

Last Updated: June 5, 2013

41 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Commander

    June 5, 2013 at 09:05

    Mark my words, mark them now, THIS, is the beginning of the end I tell you!

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    • OVG

      June 5, 2013 at 09:18

      For our generation. The 50million American school children who kill each other everyday on social murder FPS games are the NEXT GEN. Screw the other 30million offline gamers.

      All they need is 20miliion XBOX LIVE accounts to carry on grinning to the bank.

      THE CRASH IS HERE. Only in a different light.

      The Washing powder adverts have taken over.

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        June 5, 2013 at 09:19

        Ooh eh-eh. Just one account is enough!

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        • Admiral Chief Commander

          June 5, 2013 at 09:34

          Hehehe, you said it!

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      • Trevor Davies

        June 5, 2013 at 09:40

        Suddenly this movie is less of a comedy & more of a documentary :/

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        • OVG

          June 5, 2013 at 09:42

          Wait until the KInect 3 shoots a holographic COKE advert into your face.

          It is coming because humans are a fickle bunch of magpies.

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          • Trevor Davies

            June 5, 2013 at 09:48

            Oh yessssssssss, and it gimps your game unless you have an ice-cold coke at hand because they signed a $2bil marketing deal with Coca Cola.

  2. Admiral Chief Commander

    June 5, 2013 at 09:05

    1:34 WASTED!!!

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    • Trebzz

      June 5, 2013 at 09:18

      That’s what she said on your first try 😛

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      • Admiral Chief Commander

        June 5, 2013 at 09:30

        Sound like you are the one with that experience since that is the thing you thought of first

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      • Trevor Davies

        June 5, 2013 at 09:30

        I am the world’s greatest lover, women always ask me if there’s no way I can make it last any longer 😀

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  3. Admiral Chief Commander

    June 5, 2013 at 09:06

    DON’T WATCH THE VIDEO, for the love of all gaming, DON’T WATCH IT!!!

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      June 5, 2013 at 09:12

      Too late

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    • Rinceandspit...

      June 5, 2013 at 10:00

      I will heed your advice sir! NOT WATCHING NAAHHH NAAHH NAAAH!

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      • Admiral Chief Commander

        June 5, 2013 at 10:02

        Good man, its just so damn horrible!

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        • Rinceandspit...

          June 5, 2013 at 10:11

          Damn it, now I am tempted to watch it! It’s the not knowing that’s killing me!

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          • Admiral Chief Commander

            June 5, 2013 at 10:12

            Then do it, then realise what is WRONG in gaming

  4. Admiral Chief Commander

    June 5, 2013 at 09:06

    I must still be asleep. I must be. O_O

    BAD/WEIRD-NEWS-CEPTION

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  5. OVG

    June 5, 2013 at 09:09

    GO HOME!!!

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  6. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    June 5, 2013 at 09:12

    Ok, so if it’s coming out on the XBox 360 as well then obviously the game isn’t using the new kinec tech to its fullest either. So not something I’d be marketing to try and sell a new console.

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  7. FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

    June 5, 2013 at 09:12

    WADA-DAFOooOOoooooooOOOK!!!!!!!!

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  8. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    June 5, 2013 at 09:15

    So the guy standing in the circle of “music light” is actually completing the drawing of a spellform. Therefore this game is evil

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    • Admiral Chief Commander

      June 5, 2013 at 09:16

      XDXDXD

      Reply

  9. Trebzz

    June 5, 2013 at 09:17

    EMG!!! Halol 5 and Kinect dancing i just ejaculated in my trousers.

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  10. FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

    June 5, 2013 at 09:18

    BURRRRRRRRRNNNNNNNNN IIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTT!

    Burn it like it’s hot baby!!!!

    I have a touch of OVG-citus this morning…..

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  11. OVG

    June 5, 2013 at 09:20

    Very soon the ONE retards will be paying Micro$oft to sing along the their favourite pop tart adverts.

    Reply

  12. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    June 5, 2013 at 09:27

    I would rather make love to Slenderman than play this

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    • Admiral Chief Commander

      June 5, 2013 at 09:30

      HAHAHAHA, oh man thats funny! Horrible and really accurate.

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      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        June 5, 2013 at 09:34

        That is how I felt after watching that video. Slenderman started looking sleek in his suit

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  13. TechniKyle

    June 5, 2013 at 09:30

    Why do I keep thinking Black Eyed Peas… the group, not the food.

    Reply

  14. OVG

    June 5, 2013 at 09:38

    If this is what they mean when they said that they were going to “KILL SONY” at E3 then the company is run by a bunch of muppets.

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    • Argentil

      June 5, 2013 at 09:48

      I think Sony would sooner die of laughter, is that the plan Microsoft?

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    • Trevor Davies

      June 5, 2013 at 09:48

      It’s a paradox – you will die laughing, yet laughter is the best medicine. Hmmmmm.

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  15. Argentil

    June 5, 2013 at 09:47

    “t promises to be fresh and original – but I have to say, it reminds me an awful lot of Tetsuya Mizuguchi’s Child of Eden ”

    That was my thought exactly.

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  16. Johan du Preez

    June 5, 2013 at 09:57

    Another bad game with bad music

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  17. Bierboer

    June 5, 2013 at 11:26

    This will sell millions! Excellent marketing move from MS, especially throwing in the Disney name! I can just imagine showing this to my niece, she will go all Bieber on me and will keep nagging me until I buy her this! And yes I will , and yes I’ll also give it a go to proof to her that I’m not totally uncool! Another cash cow for MS and I don’t mind, in 2 years they’ll probably throw $3 billion towards Exclusives and new IP’s! Win win! Cash is king!

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  18. Aussious

    June 5, 2013 at 13:44

    Geez as if I didn’t see this coming…

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  19. Yolanda Green

    June 5, 2013 at 20:26

    Your game is bad and you should feel bad -.-

    Reply

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