I was recently sent the press release about this new gaming system from Hasbro and its called “Dropmix”, it’s a music mixing game. Let’s check out all of the necessary scoop and enjoy some of their provided images.
The Press Release:
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), a global play and entertainment company, has opened pre-orders in the U.S. for the highly anticipated DROPMIX
DROPMIX is a first-of-its-kind competitive gaming experience that blends physical and digital play to give players a fresh way to combine their favorite artist and songs and discover new ones. When a DROPMIX Card is placed on a Mix Slot, the electronic DROPMIX Board immediately starts playing the corresponding part of the song (bass, beat, loop or vocals) noted on the card. The board reads up to five DROPMIX Cards at time, using NFC chip-enabled cards, and the proprietary software in the app seamlessly combines the music within each card to create a unique mix.
“We are one step closer to fans being able to get their hands on the DROPMIX game and begin to create their own mind-blowing music mixes with their friends,” said Samantha Lomow, senior vice president of Hasbro Brands. “Featuring some of the biggest hits from a variety of genres, the DROPMIX game offers a first-of-its kind music gaming experience that we can’t wait for fans to experience.”
DROPMIX features three gameplay modes, including the just announced Freestyle Mode, to offer players both competitive and solo play experiences:
* Freestyle Mode: A solo play mode where players can build the ultimate mix picking any artists, genres or song parts. No rules – play any card in any slot! Players can save their mixes in the DROPMIX app and share them with friends at any time!
* Party Mode: A team-based game where players race against the clock to achieve the highest score by matching requests made via the DROPMIX app. Every request answered rewards points based on how quickly players place their cards down. Answer all the requests accurately to unlock a bonus round and push your score even higher.
* Clash Mode: A head-to-head competitive mode where players need to think strategically to dominate the mix. By carefully choosing and building decks, players can use different abilities to score points or block opponents as they race to be the first to reach 21 points.
DROPMIX cards feature some of the biggest hits in Pop, R&B, Dance, Indie, Country, Rock and Hip-Hop from around the world that players can combine in unexpected ways. Today, Hasbro is also unveiling fifteen new additional songs including:
* BLINK-182 – “ALL THE SMALL THINGS”
* BRUNO MARS – “24K MAGIC”
* CARLY RAE JEPSEN – “CALL ME MAYBE”
* DOLLY PARTON – “JOLENE”
* MARKY MARK & THE FUNKY BUNCH – “GOOD VIBRATIONS (FT. LOLEATTA HOLLOWAY)”
* OUTKAST – “MS. JACKSON”
* PANIC! AT THE DISCO – “EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES”
* VAMPIRE WEEKEND – “A-PUNK”
* WALK THE MOON – “SHUT UP AND DANCE”
Among others! Previously announced hit tracks include:
* FIFTH HARMONY – “WORK FROM HOME”
* IMAGINE DRAGONS – “RADIOACTIVE
* MGMT – “KIDS”
* SIA – “CHANDELIER”
* SKRILLEX – “BANGARANG (FT. SIRAH)”
* THE WEEKND – “CAN’T FEEL MY FACE”
The DROPMIX Music Gaming System, which includes an electronic DROPMIX Board and 60 DROPMIX Cards across multiple music genres, will be available at major retailers and online on September 24 for the suggested retail price of $99.99. In addition to the 60 DROPMIX Cards in the Music Gaming System, Hasbro will release Playlist Packs with 16 DROPMIX Cards for the suggested retail price of $14.99 and Discover Packs with five DROPMIX Cards for the suggested retail price of $4.99. Additional cards will be rolling out on an ongoing basis to allow players to collect and curate custom decks and create new and unexpected soundtracks each time they play. Players must also download the DROPMIX app which will be free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and on Google Play for Android devices.
About DROPMIX: DROPMIX is a dynamic and fast-paced music-mixing game that uses powerful technology to give players a new way to create surprising music mixes while competing and connecting with friends. DROPMIX was developed as a collaboration between Hasbro and award-winning video game developer Harmonix. The game will be available at major retailers and online September 24, 2017. Playlist Packs and Discover Packs will also be available in September 2017. Find out more at the weblink below and their social networks.
About Hasbro: Hasbro is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. The Company’s Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a better place for children and their families. Learn more at the weblink below.
About Harmonix: Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Boston, MA, and established in 1995, is the leading developer of groundbreaking music-oriented video games including Rock Band and Dance Central. Harmonix was founded to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music and has pioneered music and rhythm gaming in the US.
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Piercing Ken Thoughts: So this is my very first time hearing about this and I have to admit that it sounds pretty cool. I noticed a “Rock” assortment in the images so I added that one but please know there is also an Electronica and a Hip Hop one as well. I just didn’t want to overload the images in this piece. In the coming weeks I will be hitting the annual “Sweet Suite” as a member of the press and this is a Toy Insider curated event so I am hoping that this is being presented by the Hasbro reps in attendance. As you know I’m a diehard Rock and Metal guy so mixing music is not really done in my field as much as “mash-ups” are done but who knows, maybe we shall find some Rock legends jumping into this new game just like we found happening with the old Rock game “Guitar Hero”. Remember that one? It was a hit and then some. You readers can let me know what you think of the game down in the comments below. I’ve also embedded a few Amazon.com links to purchase for those ahead of the curve.