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505 Games and Rolling Stone Magazine Unveil Rolling Stone: Drum King for Nintendo Wii

May 19, 2009

505 Games and Rolling Stone Magazine Unveil Rolling Stone: Drum King for Nintendo Wii

New Music Rhythm Game Brings Air Drumming to Nintendo Wii Consoles This Spring

505 Games (U.S.) and Rolling Stone magazine today announced a new music and rhythm game, Rolling Stone: Drum King for Nintendo Wii. Available at retailers nationwide this spring, Rolling Stone: Drum King allows gamers to utilize the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controller to rock out like some of the greatest drummers of all time.

"For more than 40 years, Rolling Stone has been a staple in the voice of American music culture and entertainment and we are pleased to collaborate with 505 Games as we venture into video games for the first time," said Will Schenck, Publisher of Rolling Stone magazine. "With more people playing console video games than ever before, this was a natural next step for the Rolling Stone brand."

"We're thrilled to be working with a music and entertainment pop culture icon to bring some of the greatest music in rock 'n' roll history to this game," said Adam Kline, president of 505 Games. "This partnership with Rolling Stone puts 505 Games at the forefront of the growing crossover between music and video games on one of the hottest gaming platforms available today."

In Rolling Stone: Drum King, players can rock out in single-player mode or duel against a friend in multiplayer mode by swinging the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controller to the beat of the music. Gamers can enhance their experience with a customizable avatar complete with a rock 'n' roll drummer personality and put their dashboard drumming skills to the test with a wide range of drumming styles and music. Aspiring drummers and gamers alike will be able to perfect their drumming skills with 30 top-quality cover tracks inspired by artists like Queen, Fall Out Boy, The Clash, Gorillaz and The Police as they go on tour and take the stage at numerous performance venues.

Here is the full list of hit songs featured on the game:

  • All Star - Inspired by Smash Mouth

  • Banquet - Inspired by Bloc Party

  • Be My Baby - Inspired by The Ronettes

  • Blister in the Sun - Inspired by Violent Femmes

  • Born to Be Wild - Inspired by Steppenwolf

  • By the Way - Inspired by Offcuts

  • Can't Get Enough - Inspired by Bad Company

  • Can't Stand Losing You - Inspired by The Police

  • Cissy Strut (instrumental) - Inspired by The Meters

  • Click Click Boom - Inspired by Saliva

  • Direction - Inspired by Starting Line

  • Feel Good Inc. - Inspired by Gorillaz

  • Fight the Good Fight - Inspired by Triumph

  • I Fought the Law - Inspired by The Clash

  • In Too Deep - Inspired by Sum 41

  • Let There Be Drums - Inspired by The Ventures

  • Lifestyles of the Rich and the Famous - Inspired by Good Charlotte

  • Mickey - Inspired by Toni Basil

  • No One Knows - Inspired by Queens of the Stone Age

  • On Top of the World - Inspired by Boys Like Girls

  • Pull Me Under - Inspired by Dream Theatre

  • Saturday Superhouse - Inspired by Biffy Clyro

  • She Sells Sanctuary - Inspired by The Cult

  • Song 2 - Inspired by Blur

  • Soundgarden - Inspired by Spoonman

  • Stay With Me - Inspired by Faces

  • The Take Over, The Breaks Over - Inspired by Fall Out Boy

  • The Final Countdown - Inspired by Europe

  • We Will Rock You - Inspired by Queen

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