A rival to 'Guitar Hero' and 'Rock Band' is on its way

Nintendo is set to launch a rival to the ‘Rock Band’ and ‘Guitar Hero’ computer game franchises – which allow players to simulate playing musical instruments.

The firm will launch a new game, ‘Music’, for the Wii console, which will see players using the Wii Remote controller to simulate playing from a selection of over 50 different musical instruments.

See a video demonstration of the game by clicking on the video below.

The demonstration, made at the E3 games conference in Los Angeles, came after Nintendo announced details of a new hyper-sensitive remote for the Wii console.

The Wii MotionPlus will add greater sensitivity to game-playing, paving the way for more complex music simulation games in the future.

‘Music’ is set to be released later in 2008.