EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Nov. 9 , 2010 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products today announced that Karaoke Revolution Glee is now available in retail stores nationwide on Wii™. Combining music and footage from Fox's award-winning hit television series GLEE, with the world's most popular Karaoke video game, Karaoke Revolution Glee provides "Gleeks" the opportunity to immerse themselves in their favorite show like never before. The game features 30 original chart-topping musical numbers and captivating performances from Season One including "Don't Stop Believin'", "Somebody to Love", "Gold Digger", "No Air", "Proud Mary", and more. Even more than the selection of songs is the ability for players to perform alongside their favorite GLEE characters -- including the infamous Rachel Berry, football star Finn Hudson, and the Glee club's fearless leader, Will Schuester. As an added bonus, Karaoke Revolution Glee offers exclusive songs and footage that have never been seen on television.
"Millions of fans nationwide have made GLEE one of the leading musical shows of our generation," said Shinji Hirano, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "As leaders in the music game genre, we felt it was only natural to partner with FOX to create an experience that 'Gleeks' and gamers can enjoy in an interactive Karaoke experience."
" Karaoke Revolution Glee will take the franchise to a whole new level by giving fans a chance to pick up the mic and join their favorite characters on stage," said Gary Rosenfeld, Senior Vice President, New Media for Fox Consumer Products. "'Gleeks' can now join the New Directions glee club and experience the show footage, themes, characters and music in a whole new way. We're very pleased to be able to join forces with Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. to offer this to our devoted fan base."
Karaoke Revolution Glee utilizes Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.'s proprietary voice recognition technology, which accurately recognizes and scores vocal pitch and rhythm, helping gamers reach those hard-hitting notes and perfect their harmonies to their favorite tunes. In the game, players can perform as a soloist in single player mode and in harmonies or as a duet in multiplayer singing games. Additionally, unlockable content will be available in a special gameplay mode allowing gamers to access memorable show moments from Season One.
Karaoke Revolution Glee is now available at retailers nationwide for the SRP of $59.99 and comes bundled with a microphone. Karaoke Revolution Glee is also available exclusively for Wii. For more information on the game, including the broadcast TV commercial, please visit: http://www.konami.com/krglee.
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Now in its sophomore season, GLEE is a biting musical comedy about a group of eager and ambitious students who strive to outshine their singing competition to win Nationals while navigating the cruel halls of McKinley High that has quickly become a pop-culture phenomenon. This season's No. 1 entertainment series among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens boasts critical acclaim, a loyal fan base of "GLEEks," one Platinum and two Gold albums, more than 16 million song downloads, the record for the most titles on the Billboard Hot 100 by a non-solo act (beating out The Beatles), an incredible 19 Emmy nominations - earning it the distinction of being the most-nominated series of the year - and four Emmy Awards. To top it off, the genre-defying, award-winning series has been picked up through its third season. GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are co-creators of the series. Murphy, Falchuk, Brennan and Dante Di Loreto serve as executive producers. Become a fan of GLEE on Facebook at facebook.com/glee and follow the series on Twitter at twitter.com/gleeonfox.
About Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.:
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer or electronic entertainment properties and traditional trading card games. Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.'s software titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 22 billion, cards worldwide. The latest information about Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. ; KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. In Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. can be found at www.konami.com.
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