London, September 2004 - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced the November release of SingStarTM Party, the second title in the popular SingStar series from Sony's London Studio. Released earlier this year, the original SingStar encouraged players to unleash their inner rockstar in an innovative game that analysed their pitch, tone and rhythm whilst singing.
Now, SingStar Party invites players to turn every social occasion into a spontaneous singing session with their friends. Whether you're having a girls' night in, or have just come back from the pub with the lads, SingStar Party is the perfect way to ensure the fun carries on all night long. With a fantastic balance of new tracks ranging from contemporary artists such as Maroon 5 and Scissor Sisters to all-time classics including The Police and Duran Duran, SingStar Party will have everyone battling for their turn on the mic.
SingStar Party builds upon the concept of the first game, adding a wide variety of multiplayer game modes for between two and eight players. A new competitive Duet Mode enables two players to each sing one vocal part of a duet, competing for the highest scores. New "Pass The Mic" team games, featuring a variety of different singing challenges - solo rounds, combined duets, random battles and surprise singer selections - ensure that everyone at the party has a chance to show off their superb singing skills. Pass The Mic also includes a new "Shuffle Token" feature, which allows players to spin the carousel again if they have randomly been allocated a song they don't like.
SingStar Party features fully licensed music from a wide variety of artists and also includes footage of many of the original videos for each song. To compliment the new multiplayer gameplay modes, SingStar Party features many traditional duets, such as "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" by Elton John and Kiki Dee, but every song in the game has been split into two parts so that it can be played as a duet, if desired. In solo mode, the player can sing a duet with the original artist, for example, if you're singing as Elton John, Kiki Dee will join you.
EyeToy compatibility allows players to see themselves singing within the game in place of the artist's video. Once players have had their photo taken, it will pop up whenever it's their turn during Pass the Mic, and photos also appear within the game menus, on the high-score screen for example. Singers are also recorded at key moments during their performance so they can replay the highlights afterwards!
Fans of the first game can take advantage of a special cross-disc compatibility feature that allows them to insert the first SingStar disc at the carousel screen and automatically update their collection with the 30 songs from the original, increasing their SingStar jukebox to 60 songs and also allowing players to sing all of the old songs as duets.
SingStar Party International Track List:
Alicia Keys - Fallin'
Ashford & Simpson - Solid
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
Blu Cantrell - Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)
Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star
Busted - Year 3000
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Destiny's Child - Survivor
Dido - White Flag
Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf
Elton John & Kiki Dee - Don't Go Breaking My Heart
Elvis - Way Down
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
George Michael - Faith
Jamiroquai - Cosmic Girl
Javine - Real Things
Kylie Minogue - I Should Be So Lucky
Little Richard - Tutti Frutti
Maroon5 - This Love
Natasha Bedingfield - Single
Pink - Just Like A Pill
Scissor Sisters - Take Your Mamma
Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe
Spandau Ballet - Gold
Spice Girls - Who Do You Think You Are
The Beautiful South - A Little Time
The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
The Police - Every Breath You Take
Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now
French, Italian, German and Spanish versions of SingStar Party will also be available.
SingStar Party comes with two microphones that plug into PlayStation 2 via a USB adaptor, offering an instant multi-play experience. In addition, the game is EyeToyTM compatible allowing players to actually see themselves singing within the game. SingStar Party will be available this winter, exclusively on PlayStation 2.
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