Never let it be said that publisher THQ is opposed to trying new things. Sure, the studio may have more than a passing fancy with licenses
the way most of us appreciate oxygen, but the studio has been known to come up with an original idea now and again -- before summarily slitting its throat
. THQ's latest sees the company wading waist deep into the crowded waters of rhythm gaming with Band Mashups,
a title that you'll only be able to play on the Wii when it ships out the door in April.
Currently being pieced together by the Giants: Citizen Kabuto
devs at Planet Moon
, Band Mashups
is described by THQ as "the ultimate band battle," offering both single and multiplayer rhythm gameplay, 70 "over-the-top musical weapons," and more than 150 tracks across five different styles of music, including rock, funk/hip-hop, country, marching band and Latin. Sure, it sounds like a lot of music, but as THQ explains, the game's track list is actually made up of 30 different licensed tunes from the last 40 years, each recorded in five different styles. We're unsure what to make of this, though the idea of hearing some of our hair band faves in the style of a marching band is enough to keep us awake at night clutching our Def Leppard blankets.