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“Music on: Retro Keyboard” for Nintendo DSiWare.

European release date and price

June 21 st 2010 - BARCELONA

Music on: Retro Keyboard” for Nintendo DSiWare TM will be available for the European and Australian territories next Friday June 25th, priced at only 200 Nintendo Points TM . American release to be announced.

One will be able to perform the soundtrack of the best classic video games how they originally sounded” - said Alberto Gonzalez, producer at Abylight and responsible for over 40 original video game soundtracks since 1989 -“ It is perfect for retro lovers”.

This application, second of the“Music on” series, will transform your Nintendo DSi TM in a complete electronic keyboard with a carefully chosen edition of sounds and rhythms from the mythic computers and consoles of the 80s.

“Music on: Retro Keyboard” features the option to define up to 8 chords on the +Control Pad, allowing to perform any song as if they were from the 80s consoles or keyboards, and play at the same time your own melody with the Stylus.

Music on: Retro Keyboard


    <*>Interface inspired by the 80s <*>Selection of keyboard, console and computer sounds from the 80s <*>Rhythms inspired by the first generation videogames

And also featuring:

    <*>Automatic accompaniment function with chord recognition <*>Up to 8 user definable chords <*>5 different styles, each one with 4 variations <*>Independent drum, bass and chorus parts <*>6 octave keyboard (2 visible) <*>Pitch bend function <*>16 instruments <*>Integrated sequencer <*>Metronome <*>Recording and replay option
Quick reference sheet
Title Music on: Retro Keyboard
Genre Musical Application
Publisher&Developer Abylight ( www.abylight.com)
Platform Nintendo DSiWare TM
Price 200 Nintendo Points TM
Release (Europe+Australia) June 25th 2010
Release (Americas) TBA
EUR / Germany / Australia age rating Exempt
ESRB “E” Everyone
Promotional trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2rb3YwU5dM (You can download it from GamesPress)
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“Music On” series

“Music On” series for Nintendo DSiWare TM is a software collection including musical applications and games for all ages.

The series starts with“Music on: Electronic Keyboard” and it is followed by“Music on: Retro Keyboard”. Other virtual instruments and games will be soon announced.

About Abylight

Abylight is a solid and well established game developer from Barcelona, founded in 2004 by four professionals of the video game industry with a rich experience on productions for a wide range of platforms since 1988.

Since 2009, Abylight has started its path as an on-line video game publisher.

Abylight’s most recent interactive entertainment releases are "Fish'em All!" and“NEVES Plus: Pantheon of Tangrams” for WiiWare TM and“Music on: Electronic Keyboard” for Nintendo DSiWare TM .

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Press contact

Abylight www.abylight.com

email (general enquries) info@abylight.com

Eva Gaspar +34 931850008

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