20 May

Los Angeles, May 19th, 2009

505 Games, in their partnership with Rolling Stone magazine, have announced today the development of a new music-rhythm game exclusive to the Nintendo Wii, Rolling Stone: Drum King. Set to release this spring, Drum King will utilize the wii-mote and nunchuck to have players rocking out like some the world’s greatest drummers. No word yet on compatibility with either Rock Band or Guitar Hero drum peripherals. Players can either rock through the single-player campaign, or challenge a friend to a drum duel, playing a variety of remade tracks inspired by some of the greatest artists.

“For more than 40 years, Rolling Stone has been a staple in the voice of American music culture and entertainment and we are pleased to collaborate with 505 Games as we venture into video games for the first time,” said Will Schenck, Publisher of Rolling Stone magazine. “With more people playing console video games than ever before, this was a natural next step for the Rolling Stone brand.”

“We’re thrilled to be working with a music and entertainment pop culture icon to bring some of the greatest music in rock ‘n’ roll history to this game,” said Adam Kline, president of 505 Games. “This partnership with Rolling Stone puts 505 Games at the forefront of the growing crossover between music and video games on one of the hottest gaming platforms available today.”

Full Track List

All Star – Inspired by Smash Mouth
Banquet – Inspired by Bloc Party
Be My Baby – Inspired by The Ronettes
Blister in the Sun – Inspired by Violent Femmes
Born to Be Wild – Inspired by Steppenwolf
By the Way – Inspired by Offcuts
Can’t Get Enough – Inspired by Bad Company
Can’t Stand Losing You – Inspired by The Police
Cissy Strut (instrumental) – Inspired by The Meters
Click Click Boom – Inspired by Saliva
Direction – Inspired by Starting Line
Feel Good Inc. – Inspired by Gorillaz
Fight the Good Fight – Inspired by Triumph
I Fought the Law – Inspired by The Clash
In Too Deep – Inspired by Sum 41
Let There Be Drums – Inspired by The Ventures
Lifestyles of the Rich and the Famous – Inspired by Good Charlotte
Mickey – Inspired by Toni Basil
No One Knows – Inspired by Queens of the Stone Age
On Top of the World – Inspired by Boys Like Girls
Organ Donor (instrumental) – Inspired by DJ Shadow
Pull Me Under – Inspired by Dream Theatre
Saturday Superhouse – Inspired by Biffy Clyro
She Sells Sanctuary – Inspired by The Cult
Song 2 – Inspired by Blur
Soundgarden – Inspired by by Spoonman
Stay With Me – Inspired by Faces
The Final Countdown – Inspired by Europe
The Take Over, The Breaks Over – Inspired by Fall Out Boy
We Will Rock You – Inspired by Queen