Harmonix, the Boston, Mass. studio behind both Rock Band and Dance Central, has officially announced their Kinect-based take on one of Disney’s most revered creative works: Fantasia: Music Evolved.
The announcement comes by way of a brand new trailer and a post on Polygon. In that article, Harmonix indicates that Fantasia: Music Evolved is not a game in the vein of Dance Central where players mimic the movements they see on screen. Instead, players will use their bodies to affect the rhythm of the music produced by the game.
Here’s how the game is described on its official Facebook page:
In Fantasia: Music Evolved, players enter the magical realms of Fantasia, selected by the legendary sorcerer Yen Sid to hone their musical and magical prowess as his new apprentice. Fantasia: Music Evolved takes players on an interactive and immersive motion-controlled journey through worlds of music and magic, unleashing their creativity along the way.
How that works in action, well, remains to be seen.
Fantasia: Music Evolved will launch for both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It will require the Kinect, of course. I assume we’ll see a lot more of this at E3.