Wii Music goes old school with the shamisen


You know that instrument you always hear during those awesome kung fu movies? Yup, it's a shamisen. You can check it out in Wii Music above, courtesy of the Today's Instrument marketing plan from Nintendo. It, uh, pretty much sounds like it should: a string being plucked. We're sure there are more subtle nuances to the instrument, but we're game bloggers, not music buffs.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.