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Disney reveals Ultimate Band

Guitar Hero-alike for kids.

Disney has whipped the wrappers off a new rhythm-action game called Ultimate Band.

It's aimed at teenagers and younger and should be out on the DS and Wii this autumn.

The concept is remarkably similar to Guitar Hero: you take a rock band from zero to hero replicating the music on-screen by using your controller.

However, there are no peripherals, so you will be using either the stylus or Wiimote to pretend you are playing drums, guitar, or singing.

"Ultimate Band invites kids, tweens and teens to join in the jam session," said Craig Relyea, marketing man at Disney and speaker of lingo that we don't fully understand.

"And whether they choose guitar, drums, bass or front man, members don't need to buy costly, single-function peripherals to play their way through Ultimate Band's deep song list, dynamic venues, and customizable characters.

"The Wii Remote and DS stylus are the only tools they'll need to reach rock stardom in Ultimate Band," he added.

It boasts hit songs spanning back to the 60s, and it seems only the DS version will make use of online play where you can "engage" with friends.

Feast your eyes on it in our Ultimate Band Wii gallery.

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