NAMM 2014 Preview – BandFuse: Rock Legends at the Dean Markley Booth

Remember when parents used to think that video games were a waste of time? Parents just don’t understand. Well, it should be easy to convince them otherwise now, with BandFuse: Rock Legends from Realta Entertainment. Have you ever been playing Guitar Hero and wished that you could ACTUALLY learn to play instead of mashing big plastic buttons? With BandFuse, not only can you plug a real guitar or bass straight into your XBox or PlayStation and learn to play real songs, you can also get that learnin’ straight from Slash, Zakk Wylde, Alexi Laiho, Jason Hook and Zoltan Bathory, George Lynch, and more. Each of them give in-game interactive tutorials to guide you through the learning process, showing you how to play before you’re dropped into RockBand/Guitar Hero style playthrough levels. This time, however, instead of 5 colors, you get authentic scrolling tablature to guide you through.

Dean Markley is teaming up with Realta Entertainment to showcase the game at NAMM 2014, so go check out the Dean Markley booth where Realta staff and gaming experts will be on hand to guide players of all levels on how the game will take music education and entertainment to an all new level while using real instruments. And since it’s NAMM, there’s always the possibility that you could be playing the game in the booth and one of the dudes on the screen could walk up next to you and start playing as well. Wouldn’t that be nifty?

Click here to see a sample of the gameplay featuring a Red Fang tune.

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