We’ve seen several trailers for Seven45’s Power Gig: Rise of the SixString, which as of late has involved details on the storyline and clans to be featured in the game when it releases this October. Today’s trailer, however, takes a look at Power Chord Mode. Power Chord Mode challenges you to hit the actual chords of a particular song, and is probably the most appealing aspect of the music game as it effectively teaches you how to play the guitar.
To take a look at what the gameplay will look like in Power Chord Mode, and to hear Mashi hasu explain the process of combining frets with string numbers, play the video below.
Power Gig: Rise of the SixString will be the true evolution of the band videogame experience when it arrives this October (for the Xbox 360 and PS3) with a genuine six string guitar as wireless controller. The guitar features Seven45’s proprietary technology that can distinguish and recognize gamers’ input all along the guitar, making the guitars as easy to pick up and play as any other band game button controllers. The unique dual-functionality of the SixString allows for use in-game as well as with any standard guitar amplifier. In addition to traditional beat-matching that will be familiar to fans of the band game genre, Power Gig also introduces the option to switch on chording, which presents the added challenge of playing the game using chords that require specific finger placement on the neck. As players progress through the game, becoming more comfortable with a genuine guitar and challenging themselves to play real power chords, they will find the byproduct of playing the game is coming away from it with real-life guitar skills.