Thursday 1st July 2010: Leading independent games publisher Nordic Games will make its summer festival debut at Party in the Park, pitching its very own marquee to provide consumers the chance to get their hands-on We Sing Encore on the Nintendo Wii for the very first time.
The addictive singing game is the follow up to last year's We Sing, which became the fastest selling Wii singing game on release. Nordic Games' presence in TheHut.com hosted tent at Party in the Park will give attendees a consumer exclusive ahead of the launch in July.
At the one-day festival, the 70,000 strong Party in the Park crowd will be treated to performances from leading pop artists; acts performing at the event include Alexandra Burke, Basshunter, The Hoosiers, Example, Dizzee Rascal, Pixie Lott and The Saturdays.
"Party in the Park is a great day out for all the family and our involvement with We Sing Encore couldn't come at a better time or place," says Nik Blower, sales and marketing director, Nordic Games. "We can't wait to see people's reactions when they try out the game for the very first time; we're sure after their first go they'll be performing as Pixie Lott rather than watching her."
"We're delighted to have Nordic Games and We Sing Encore on board for this year's Party in the Park," said Sarah Jasper, product marketing manager, at TheHut.com. "The game is a perfect fit for both our customers and attendees to the festival. It's all set to be a real highlight of the summer in Leeds."
Party in the Park is organised and funded by Leeds City Council for the residents of Leeds. It's the UK's biggest free outdoor pop party - all 70,000 free tickets have been allocated.
Party in the Park will take place on Sunday, 25th July at Temple Newsam in Leeds.
About We Sing Encore
We Sing Encore will be available in July 2010, and will include 40 great new songs the majority of which feature their original videos. The songs span pop, rock, rap and R&B, and bring together party classics such as Love Shack (B52s), contemporary hits like Fight For This Love (Cheryl Cole), crowd-pleasers like Don't Stop Movin' (S Club 7), hip-hop hits like Shut Up (Black Eyed Peas) and housewives' favourite I'm Too Sexy (Right Said Fred).
The 30 standard songs are:
B52s Love Shack
Black Eyed Peas Shut Up
Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Cheryl Cole Fight For This Love
Elton John Tiny Dancer
Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive
Gwen Stefani featuring Akon The Sweet Escape
Jamiroquai Virtual Insanity
Jimmy Ruffin What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted
Kaiser Chiefs Ruby
Katrina & The Waves Walking On Sunshine
Lady GaGa feat. Colby O'Donis & Akon Just Dance
Lily Allen Smile
Lou Bega Mambo No 5
Lynyrd Skynrd Sweet Home Alabama
Mika Grace Kelly
Natasha Bedingfield Unwritten
Pixie Lott Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)
Plain White Ts Hey There Delilah
Right Said Fred I'm Too Sexy
Robyn feat. Kleerup With Every Heartbeat
Simply Red Holding Back The Years
Soft Cell Tainted Love
Spandau Ballet Gold
The Supremes Baby Love
Taio Cruz Break Your Heart
The Veronicas Untouched
Westlife Flying Without Wings
The 10 tracks exclusive to the UK version are:
Florence & The Machine Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
Girls Aloud The Promise
Lightning Seeds Three Lions
N-Dubz I Need You
The Proclaimers I'm Gonna Be 500 Miles
S Club 7 Don't Stop Movin'
The Saturdays Up
Will Young Leave Right Now
We Sing Encore introduces a host of additions to the best-selling original. A single-player reward system will offer soloists a stimulating challenge, whilst groups can opt for competitive or co-operative achievements designed to reward the very best performances. The addition of a 'real karaoke' mode offers the greatest challenge, removing backing vocals entirely. Other gameplay enhancements include the introduction of 'Star Notes' and a new jukebox mode allowing non-stop music. Technically, the entire engine has been overhauled, boasting HDTV support, specific anti-lag features and an impressive visual makeover.
Can't sing? Don't worry: the new singing lessons area will teach players how to sing like professionals. And those who fancy messing around will enjoy playing back their own performances and adding voice effects in real-time.
We Sing Encore will be available for Nintendo Wii in July.
Assets can be downloaded directly here: http://www.premierpr-games.co.uk/NordicGames/Assets.zip
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About Nordic Games Publishing AB
Nordic Games Publishing is the wholly owned publishing arm of Game Outlet Europe AB. Started in 2008, Nordic Games has the philosophy of publishing great games at great prices. Nordic Games published the MCV award nominated We Sing, 2009's best-selling Nintendo Wii TM singing game across the PAL territories. We Sing is the only singing game to support four microphones and includes songs from a variety of the best music labels. Nordic Games continues to enjoy commercial success with two multiformat releases under the Dance Party banner. More titles are in development and will be announced soon.
About The Hut Group
The Hut Group is an online retailing platform focused on fast moving consumer goods including Entertainment (Games, DVDs, CDs, Books), Electricals, Health & Beauty, Footwear, Gifting, Accessories, Toys, Underwear & Sports. The Hut Group retails online through its own sites, including TheHut.com and Zavvi.com, plus it delivers online retail solutions for blue-chip retail partners such as ASDA, Woolworths, Argos, Tesco and WHSmith.