UBISOFT ANNOUNCES JAM SESSIONS™ GUITAR TITLE FOR NINTENDO DS™
A Diverse Music Experience for Everyone: You Actually Play Music!
London, United Kingdom - April 16th, 2007 - Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced that Jam Sessions - a groundbreaking music title exclusively for the Nintendo DS system in which players actually strum a guitar via the Touch Screen to make music - will launch in EMEA territories this summer.
"Jam Sessions is an amazing title with limitless potential to entertain and engage a wide audience of people who love music, guitar and singing," said John Parks, EMEA Marketing Director. "Basically, it's a guitar in your pocket but that's just the beginning. It's a chance for people who have never thought of themselves as 'musically inclined' to jump right in and play through entire songs, compose their own music and sing along with friends."
Players will rock out, or smoothly strum, on the lower screen of the Nintendo DS system, producing an authentic sound digitally remastered from an actual acoustic guitar. The simple interface will guide players into the various easy-to-play modes which include: Performance Mode, allowing users to sing and play along both yesterday and today's hottest artists; Free-Play Mode, where people can play anything they chose; and Tutorial Mode where novice musicians will learn to play guitar without paying for lessons.
One of the most compelling features is the ability to record what you play and play it back, therefore making Jam Sessions virtual notepad for players to write, play and save their original music anytime, anywhere. The portability of the DS system makes Jam Sessions a complete concert-on-the-go entertainment system, perfect for parties and other social gatherings - simply hook up some external speakers via the headphone jack and you're a rock star!
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® 2007 Plato. All Rights Reserved. Published and distributed by Ubisoft Entertainment under license from Plato. Video game based on "Sing & Play DS Guitar M-06," which is a trademark of Plato. Jam Sessions, Ubisoft, Ubi.com, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries.TM, ® and Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo. ® 2004 Nintendo.
Plato is an independent software developer and publisher in Tokyo. The company was founded over a decade ago by Kosuke Asakura, who in addition to running the company, continues to play an integral part contributing to the design of ongoing products. Jam Sessions is based on 'Sing & Play Guitar M-06,' which is a trademark of Plato.