Band Brothers P Has 2,000 Songs, You Get 100 When You Purchase The Game

By Spencer . October 1, 2013 . 5:25pm

imageGrand Ensemble! Band Brothers P is a new entry in Nintendo’s music making and playing video game series also known as Jam With the Band in Europe. The Nintendo 3DS game is slated to come out on November 14 with over 2,000 possible songs to jam to. You get to download 100 of those.


While that sounds strange, Band Brothers DX for Nintendo DS had a similar set up. DX was preloaded with 31 songs and players could download up to 100 more songs. Nintendo developed the game this way to work with JASRAC, the organization that handles music and composer copyrights in Japan.


If you want to download more than 100 tunes, you can purchase additional songs for Band Brothers P as downloadable content. Or you can make your own music. Band Brothers P has a composer function just like other games in the series. Nintendo also released a Band Brothers P composer tool which you can download for free now. The software lets you save 10 songs which can be imported into Band Brothers P, but when Band Brothers P comes out the composer tool will stop working.

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  • Bunzi

    Wow. The game gives you 5% of the content from the get go.

    I’m starting to see an extremely obnoxious trend with rhythm games in Japan.

    • notentirelythere

      To be fair, even though they’re MIDIs, you get 100 friggin songs to play! And in Band Brothers terms, that means around 5-8 different playable instruments, and if this has some features from DX, special karaoke and guitar play.
      I get your gripe considering most similar payment models are terrible but this gives you above and beyond the content of an average rhythm game, WITH highly personalized, initial choice.
      Hopefully buying the right to download more songs’ll be reasonable though (not to hate cuz I love em, but yunno… MIDIs).

  • landroverattack

    Holy crap this is coming out and I’m so excited. Gotta save money for a 3DS.

    Come to think of it, I didn’t even use half of my 100 songs from Band Brothers DX. Wonder if that service is still up…

  • Lumi

    2,000 “possible” songs, which might just mean that it’s not been released yet? Anyway, the part about the composer doesn’t really make sense from a user experience POV…

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