Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night. Tailored specifically for the iPhone™ and iPod® touch, the latest iteration of the classic platformer game will now allow fans of the franchise to revisit the Transylvanian castle with new addicting puzzle-RPG action on-the-go.
A first in the Castlevania series, Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night will employ a unique style of puzzle-RPG, allowing players to take on the role of Alucard, the son of Dracula. Players will also have the option to play as or against characters directly from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Developed exclusively for the iPhone and iPod touch, Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night drops players inside the walls of Dracula’s castle challenging them to solve puzzles in order to provide weapons and spells to aid players in their quest.
Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company, today announced the launch of Six-String on the App Store. Six-String is a new iPhone and iPod touch music app that delivers a dynamic guitar experience and includes chart-topping hits culled from real studio masters.
Six-String™ authentically recreates the guitar playing experience using tracks gathered from the real studio masters. So for the first time ever, players are provided with a truly engaging musical experience as they are required to pluck, strum and change chords. And since no experience is required, anyone anywhere can now play the guitar like a pro along with their favorite songs instantly!
SIX-STRING™ comes with 6 chart-topping tracks, but players can easily add songs from the in-app store as they progress. The tracks included are: Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love A Bad Name”; Tom Petty’s “Runnin’ Down A Dream”; Fall Out Boy’s “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs”; Peter Frampton’s “Show Me The Way”; and Orianthi’s “According To You.” It also contains the Scorpions’ “Raised on Rock,” from their new album, Sting in the Tail, being released on March 23rd, which will be the first time a Scorpions’ recording has been included in any of the music game franchises.
The Six-String App also features more than 20 additional game tracks available for In-App purchase, including songs from 3 Doors Down, Angels and Airwaves, Beck, Dashboard Confessional, G.B.H., Gary Go, Hinder, Hollywood Undead, Kaiser Chiefs, Maroon 5, No Doubt, Papa Roach, Rise Against, Robert Palmer, Sum 41, Wolfmother and many more to come! In addition, users can purchase the corresponding song, video and ringtone from iTunes through the app where available.
In Six-String™, there are 2 different play modes: Practice Mode or Studio Mode. Practice Mode lets the player get familiar with a song and Studio mode allow the player to compete, earn points and work up to Six-String’s™ high-score rankings. Moreover, there will be a contest running through the first month of the game’s release, whereby the person with the highest score on the Six-String™ Hall of Fame leaderboard via the Plus+ Network at exactly 6:00 PM PST on April 6, 2010 will be eligible to win a Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster.”
The app allows users to play each track at three different levels of difficulty. The sound can be adjusted to hear only the guitar or the guitar against the full master recording. Additionally, the game offers a free, thriving Six-String™ social community (via ‘Plus+ Network’) which adds more excitement and competition to the game, allowing users to challenge each other’s prowess on any song. In addition, players may choose to post score updates via Facebook, Twitter and email.
The Six-String App is available for $4.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch
Kelly Clarkson and RCA Records, in association with Rain, today announced the Kelly Clarkson Open Mic App is available on the App Store. The Kelly Clarkson Open Mic App is a unique singing game that allows players to choose a level of difficulty and then perform a Clarkson song into the iPhone mic or a microphone connected to an iPod touch. Performances are awarded a score that is decided by pitch and rhythm with players able to post their scores to Facebook, Twitter or to the Scoreboard within the App.
“Kelly Clarkson is a world-wide superstar who has always had a tremendous relationship with her fans,” said Tom Corson, EVP/GMA RCA Music Group. “Rain and Kelly devised the perfect app to allow Kelly fans to experience her songs all over again.”
The game features five tracks off Miss Clarkson’s current album All I Ever Wanted including her current single Already Gone as well as, I Do Not Hook Up and the smash hit My Life Would Suck Without You. The app also contains exclusive video of Kelly Clarkson giving instructions on how to play along with a few expert singing tips.
“It was a pleasure to develop a unique app like Kelly Clarkson Open Mic utilizing the revolutionary features of iPhone and iPod touch,” said Andrew Howlett, president of Rain. “Kelly and the RCA team were fantastic to work with and we know fans will love singing along with these great tracks. Good luck staying on key!”
Additionally, fans who register the highest score on Superstar mode for the track Already Gone will be eligible to win a very special prize. The grand prize winner in each US tour market will get the chance to sing Already Gone at Clarkson’s soundcheck, win tickets to the show and experience a special meet & greet. One runner up in each US tour market will receive tickets to a concert along with a meet & greet.
“I know my fans are as competitive as I am, and I bet we see some high scores! I can’t wait to meet the winners out on the road during my tour,” Clarkson said.
The Kelly Clarkson Open Mic App is available for $4.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch.
Metal kingpins Disturbed have released a new iPhone app. This latest apple interface allows you to keep in constant contact with the band through up to the minute feeds of the latest news and direct updates from the band. The new application is compatible with the iPhone and the iPod touch and will allow users to interact directly with live features available on Disturbed1.com.
Disturbed have also just uploaded their live set from the March 21st Waterloo, IA show onto their official bootleg site. During the rest of the tour check back on site to see when other shows are released. Every single show on the 38-city, nine-week trek will be available for purchase to the fans. The download package includes the entire show in 256K, DRM-free MP3 format, exclusive photographs from the show, exclusive artwork, and the full set-list — all for just $9.99. The Official Bootlegs Series gives Disturbed fans the chance to own audio not only of the shows they attend, but also of the shows they cannot attend, and collect the whole series.
Disturbed’s latest studio album Indestructible is now available in stores and at all digital markets.