Thursday 13th May 2010: Following the incredible success of MCV Award-nominated We Sing– 2009’s best-selling singing game for the Nintendo Wii across the PAL territories– publisher Nordic Games is answering its audience’s cries for‘’more’’ and is delighted to announce We Sing Encore, the hotly anticipated sequel which will further establish the series as the singing game of choice.
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 game introduces a host of additions. 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.
With We Sing Encore the music policy is still something for everyone, but with the extra 10 songs available the choice and value offered by Encore is second to none. The English, Swedish and German versions will each boast 10 tracks picked for the specific territory, offering local hits on top of global smashes. Nordic Games continues to work with all the major music publishers including; Sony, Emi, Universal, Warner and a host of Independents, which means the We Sing Encore tracklist has the best choice possible.
We Sing and We Sing Encore remain the only karaoke games on any format which allow four players to sing together. The launch of We Sing Encore will be supported by a high-profile TV campaign, mammoth advertising campaign, celebrity-packed launch event, and a host of new community features through the revamped We Sing website ( www.wesinggame.com). In addition, We Sing Encore will sponsor VIP areas at the summer’s hottest festivals.
“We Sing Encore takes the central premise of We Sing and builds upon it in every way,” says Nik Blower, Nordic Games Sales and Marketing Director.“With free rein to pick any song from any label, we’ve come up with what we think is the best line-up on Nintendo Wii. And the addition of 10 tracks exclusive to the English, Swedish and German versions will ensure players in those markets will benefit from even more of their favourite tracks.
“With the major improvements and more tracks, We Sing Encore represents incredible value for money, and will once again prove that we’re the only karaoke game on Nintendo Wii with such broad, mainstream appeal.”
The 30 core songs featured on every version of We Sing Encore are as follows:
B52s - Love Shack
Black Eyed Peas - Shut Up
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Cheryl Cole - Fight For This Love
Coldplay - Yellow
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
Rihanna - Umbrella
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 additional tracks will be unveiled exclusively by the game’s official Twitter @WeSingGame account over the coming days.
We Sing Encore will be available for Nintendo Wii in July 2010.
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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™ 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.