Def Leppard To Be Featured In An "Unusual Game"
After other legendary bands like The Beatles, Metallica, and Van Halen got their own music-based video games, we've been looking around to see who might be next on the list. It could be Def Leppard...but would a Guitar Hero or Rock Band featuring the group be considered "unusual?"
According to a recent Reuters report, the band that struck arena gold in the '80s (and who are still performing, by the way) is in the process of creating a new cartoon series with Primary Wave. The company will be responsible for promoting the series along with cell phone apps and what CEO Larry Mestel has called an "unusual video game." We have no idea what sort of game they could be talking about, but bear in mind that some seriously out-of-touch individuals might still call a video game with plastic guitars "unusual." It seems extremely unlikely, though, as the music industry is definitely in-tune ('cough') with the explosion of a certain genre within video games. Therefore, it's tough to believe we're looking at a Def Leppard-centric Guitar Hero or Rock Band. Besides, what does Primary Wave have to do with either Harmonix/MTV or Activision? Perhaps they're talking about a silly Mobile game or something and if that's the case, we apologize for getting your hopes up.
Then again, even if this game does come to the PS3 or PSP, I'm not even sure our hopes can be "up." This just doesn't sound like a good idea, no matter how you look at it. You can only do a game like Michael Jackson's Moonwalker once and get away with it.
1/4/2010 11:03:17 AM Ben Dutka