The fact that all of Drum King's musical selections are covers now makes sense, as 505 Games teams with the world's foremost music magazine, transforming the title into Rolling Stone: Drum King.
Rolling Stone is famous for its covers, and perhaps Rolling Stone Drum King will be as well. Developed by Arc System Works and released last month in Europe as We Rock: Drum King, the Wii game features a selection of 29 songs that players can drum out to using their Wii remote and nunchuck as virtual drum sticks. Now the North American release, due out later this spring, gets a healthy dose of credibility with the Rolling Stone rename.
"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'll see how that step pans out for them. While the musical selection is rather nice, people these days aren't too fond of music games that can't spring for master tracks. Check out the full track listing below.
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 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 Spoonman Stay With Me - Inspired by Faces The Take Over, The Breaks Over - Inspired by Fall Out Boy The Final Countdown - Inspired by Europe We Will Rock You - Inspired by Queen