Harmonix became synonymous with great musical franchises, between its dance-happy Dance Central and Rock Band series. Now the studio plans to tackle Fantasia: Music Evolved, which puts you in control of the music.
Inspired by Disney's Fantasia movie series, which include both the original and Fantasia 2000, you become the Sorcerer's Apprentice, requested by the masterful Yen Sid to bring musical melodies to life. Using gestures read by the Kinect device, you're able to put compositions together while at the same time feeling like you become part of the music.
The game features a number of popular songs, including Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven" and Queen's classic "Bohemian Rhapsody,” and lets you control the flow of each song based on your hand gestures. As expected, the Xbox One version will go even further by being able to read your fingers.
Both versions should be out later this year, though a specific release date hasn't been revealed. We'll get a closer look at Fantasia next week, and have a first look very soon. Meanwhile, you can check out the launch trailer.