All Time Greatest Guitarist Jimi Hendrix To Electrify 'Bandfuse: Rock Legends' Video Game
Exclusive Multi-Phased Partnership to Incorporate Hendrix as an In-Game Legend, Include Special Video Content and Bring 15 of His Greatest Songs to BandFuse: Rock Legends Music Store
Realta Entertainment Group and Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. announced a multi-phased partnership that will bring the musical legacy of Jimi Hendrix to BandFuse: Rock Legends, the music video game where legendary rockers transform players into real world guitarists, bassists and vocalists.
As part of this partnership players will get access to 15 signature songs from the Jimi Hendrix catalogue, which will be rolled out starting in January 2014 as downloadable content in the BandFuse: Rock Legends Music Store.
Later in 2014, Hendrix will be integrated into the game as a rock legend, which will include interviews with present day guitar greats talking about Jimi Hendrix’s technique and experimental style paired with archival video footage from his illustrious career.
“Jimi was never afraid to go beyond the limitations of traditional guitar teachings, and when fans jump into BandFuse they will be amazed at how cool it is to learn to play guitar like Hendrix,” said Janie L. Hendrix, President/CEO of Experience Hendrix L.L.C. “The game provides players with the ability to play his exact sound, capturing the fuzz, feedback and tones that made his style legendary.”
Earlier this week BandFuse: Rock Legends was announced as the title sponsor for the eighth edition of the celebrated Experience Hendrix Tour set to launch in March 2014. These special event performances represent an ongoing tribute to the music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix. BandFuse: Rock Legends will have playable kiosks at each stop of the 20-city tour, giving attendees a hands-on experience. The tour features two of the in-game instructors from BandFuse: Rock Legends, metal legend Zakk Wylde and funk master Bootsy Collins.
“We are ecstatic to be working with the Jimi Hendrix team to bring his immensely explosive talent to BandFuse: Rock Legends,” said Jeff Marshall, Director of Artist Relations, Realta Entertainment. “He was an unparalleled musical genius whose collective guitar works continue to be relevant and influential to budding musicians and music lovers the world over.”
Seamlessly connecting real guitars, basses and microphones to game consoles, BandFuse: Rock Legends empowers players to jam to a fully unlocked library of hit songs from rock to metal and punk to funk, featuring 55 massive genre-jumping songs. BandFuse: Rock Legends features in-game guitar and bass guitar instruction by a platinum cast of musicians including master guitar instructor Slash joined by Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), Mike Ness (Social Distortion), Bootsy Collins (Parliament/Funkadelic, Rubber Band), George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob), Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch), and Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom).
BandFuse: Rock Legends is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and is now available in North America and Japan on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems. A European release date will be announced soon. To learn more about BandFuse: Rock Legends, please visit www.bandfuse.com, 'Like' it on Facebook, watch it on Twitch and follow @BandFuse on Twitter.
About Experience Hendrix L.L.C.
Founded by James 'Al' Hendrix, Jimi's father, in 1995, Experience Hendrix, has been managed since its inception by the family members handpicked by Al during his tenure as Chairman. It is the official family company charged with managing the music, name, image and likeness of Jimi Hendrix. As a part of their daily operations, Experience Hendrix and Authentic Hendrix oversee Jimi's timeless legacy on a worldwide basis.