LOS ANGELES (May 19, 2009) --- Global videogame publisher 505 Games (U.S.) and Rolling Stone magazine today announced a new music and rhythm game, Rolling Stone: Drum King for Nintendo Wii™. Available at retailers nationwide this spring, Rolling Stone: Drum King allows gamers to utilize the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk controller to rock out like some of the greatest drummers of all time.

“For more than 40 years, Rolling Stone has been a staple in the voice of American music culture and entertainment and we are pleased to collaborate with 505 Games as we venture into video games for the first time,” said Will Schenck, Publisher of Rolling Stone magazine.“With more people playing console video games than ever before, this was a natural next step for the Rolling Stone brand.”

“We’re thrilled to be working with a music and entertainment pop culture icon to bring some of the greatest music in rock‘n’ roll history to this game,” said Adam Kline, president of 505 Games.“This partnership with Rolling Stone puts 505 Games at the forefront of the growing crossover between music and video games on one of the hottest gaming platforms available today.”

In Rolling Stone: Drum King, players can rock out in single-player mode or duel against a friend in multiplayer mode by swinging the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controller to the beat of the music. Gamers can enhance their experience with a customizable avatar complete with a rock‘n’ roll drummer personality and put their dashboard drumming skills to the test with a wide range of drumming styles and music. Aspiring drummers and gamers alike will be able to perfect their drumming skills with 30 top-quality cover tracks inspired by artists like Queen, Fall Out Boy, The Clash, Gorillaz and The Police as they go on tour and take the stage at numerous performance venues.

Here is the full list of hit songs featured in the game:

All Star– Inspired by Smash Mouth

Banquet– Inspired by Bloc Party

Be My Baby– Inspired by The Ronettes

Blister in the Sun– Inspired by Violent Femmes

Born to Be Wild– Inspired by Steppenwolf

By the Way– Inspired by Offcuts

Can't Get Enough– Inspired by Bad Company

Can't Stand Losing You– Inspired by The Police

Cissy Strut (instrumental)– Inspired by The Meters

Click Click Boom– Inspired by Saliva

Direction– Inspired by Starting Line

Feel Good Inc.– Inspired by Gorillaz

Fight the Good Fight– Inspired by Triumph

I Fought the Law– Inspired by The Clash

In Too Deep– Inspired by Sum 41

Let There Be Drums– Inspired by The Ventures

Lifestyles of the Rich and the Famous– Inspired by Good Charlotte

Mickey– Inspired by Toni Basil

No One Knows– Inspired by Queens of the Stone Age

On Top of the World– Inspired by Boys Like Girls

Organ Donor (instrumental)– Inspired by DJ Shadow

Pull Me Under– Inspired by Dream Theatre

Saturday Superhouse– Inspired by Biffy Clyro

She Sells Sanctuary– Inspired by The Cult

Song 2– Inspired by Blur

Soundgarden– Inspired by by Spoonman

Stay With Me– Inspired by Faces

The Final Countdown– Inspired by Europe

The Take Over, The Breaks Over– Inspired by Fall Out Boy

We Will Rock You– Inspired by Queen

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About 505 GAMES (U.S.)

Based in Los Angeles, CA, 505 Games (U.S.) is the North American division of 505 Games, a global videogame publisher. The U.S. operations launched in May, 2008 to bring quality interactive entertainment to North America on all game platforms including Microsoft Xbox 360™, Sony PlayStation® 2, PlayStation® 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii™ and DS, as well as PC, online, and mobile. The company’s management team hails from the leaders in global entertainment including major motion picture studios, videogame publishers and leading game development studios. With the company’s deep experience and proven success in interactive entertainment worldwide, 505 Games is looking to drive the industry forward with innovative game experiences that integrate next generation game play, immersive stories and integrated brands that can take the business to a new level. The company offers a broad selection of videogame titles in all genres for players of all ages.

About Rolling Stone Magazine

Rolling Stone has been the leading voice of music and popular culture since its inception over 40 years ago. The magazine features the latest in music reviews, in-depth interviews, hard-hitting political commentary and award-winning investigative journalism. Rolling Stone provides all the news that fits to 12.5 million readers every two weeks.

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