Queen launches FirstMobile rhythm game, ‘Queen: Rock Tour’ – Billboard


Queen launched its very first official mobile rhythm game on Monday with “Queen: Rock Tour”, which will allow fans to play their favorite songs on Android and iOS devices and play with the whole group by tapping the tiles in time for the game. rhythm.

“Be a containment rock star!” No turning back !!! “Queen guitarist Brian May said in a statement. While being totally immersed in Queen’s universe, players can progress and score points by playing guitar, drums, bass or singing like May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon or Freddie Mercury on iconic hits like “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “We Will Rock You”, “Radio Ga Ga”, “I Want to Break Free” and “We Are The Champions” and 15 others, while rocking the stages of 10 historic concert halls around the world, including London, Tokyo, Houston, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro.

Over 40 official and classic costumes, trivia and exclusive footage from Queen’s official archives can be unlocked with high scores in the game which comes as the group celebrates their 50th anniversary. And while the group hoped to share their Golden Jubilee with fans this year, their 29-date European stadium and arena tour scheduled for 2021 has been postponed to 2022 due to the pandemic.

“Our ambition was to push the boundaries of music and games with a fun and rewarding experience that would put players in Queen’s shoes at pivotal moments in their careers and have them play Queen’s live music in real time like never before. previously, said Cedric Ratajczak. , Creative Director at Gamesloft, the mobile game developer who created the mobile experience with Universal Music Group and Hollywood Records.

“The creative challenge was to modernize the traditional rhythm game genre with innovative, mobile-friendly twists inheriting from hyper-casual gaming, and with a unique and cheerful visual style that offers a timeless look to the band, appealing to the new generation of players, ”continued Ratajczak. “We have paid great attention to the details of Queen’s history, authenticity and artistry to create a fitting tribute to one of the most important bands in rock history and aim to establish new standards for how group-oriented music games could be run on mobile today. “

Watch a trailer below.


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