“Wii Music” Creators Will Force Your Mind To Produce More Cowbell

Nintendo’s foray into the “miming music making with plastic objects” world, Wii Music, will be available in Japan next month, and as a sort of teaser, the makers have been releasing clips of people playing the game; above, someone demonstrates Wii Music’s “cowbell” function. Note the lack of extra peripherals involved: I have to say that this made me pretty excited, if only because the difference between these “instruments” and the ones offered by Guitar Hero and Rock Band seems similar to that between playing with a huge toy and transforming its box into a car, or a house, or whatever through the power of your mind. [Nintendo Wii Fanboy]