Queen, the beloved rock band, has teamed up with Gameloft to release their first-ever mobile gaming app, Queen: Rock Tour.
Launched over the weekend, the tap-along rhythm gaming app is available for free download on iOS and Android devices, and comes with a very similar gameplay format to the popular Guitar Hero and Rock Band video game franchises.
Users can perform up to 20 of Queen’s well-known songs as all four members of the band, including late singer Freddie Mercury. The virtual performances also take place in 10 real-world venues, and users will have the chance to unlock band member costumes along with exclusive imagery from the band’s official archives, according to reports.
“Become a rock legend with Queen, as you tap to the rhythm of Queen’s most iconic songs with Freddie, Brian, Roger & John and relive the greatest moments of the band,” Queen posted in a statement to social media.
“The creative challenge was to modernize the traditional rhythm-game genre with innovative and mobile-friendly twists inheriting from hyper-casual gaming, and with a unique and happy visual style that offers a timeless look to the band, appealing to the new generation of players,” Gameloft creative director Cedric Ratajczak said of the new mobile game. “We devoted enormous attention to the details of Queen’s history, authenticity and artistry to craft a fitting tribute to one of the most significant bands in rock history.”
Check out gameplay footage of the new Queen-themed mobile app in the video below.
‘Queen: Rock Tour’ The 1st ever Official Queen game on mobile!👑
Become a rock legend with Queen as you tap to the rhythm of Queen’s most iconic songs with Freddie, Brian, Roger & John & relive the greatest moments of the band 🙌
Download Queen:Rock Tour➡️ https://t.co/8ZiRzsTuio pic.twitter.com/2SfUDAusWT
— Queen (@QueenWillRock) March 1, 2021