Did Kurt Cobain play computer games? History remains strangely silent on the issue. It’s hard to say whether he’d approve of Nirvana tracks being licensed out for use in musical rhythm games then. Still, that’s what’s happened, with news of two separate games that’ll allow fans to play along with Nirvana classics.
The first is Rock Band, EA’s upcoming music game that lets you thrash along on drums, bass, guitar AND vocals. The entire Nevermind album has just been confirmed as one of the titles you’ll be able to download after the game has been released. Investing in the game plus all its peripherals just got a lot more justifiable in my eyes.
Meanwhile, mobile game publisher Gameloft is releasing Guitar Legend, which can be loosely described as being a Guitar Hero for mobile phones, with well-timed button-presses replacing plug-in axe accessories. Nirvana’s ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ is one of the tracks included, along with Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke On The Water’ and Iron Maiden’s ‘Run To The Hills’. Rawk!