Follow Us: Facebook Twitter YouTube RSS Feed

SingStar for PlayStation 3 Coming to North America on May 20, 2008

SingStar for PlayStation 3 is finally coming to the US and Canada on May 20, 2008 and will include full access to the SingStore and My SingStar Online. The game will come with 30 songs on the disc and the US SingStore will have around 200 downloadable songs available at $1.49 each. These downloadable songs will include the song, music video by the original artist, and will be fully playable in SingStar. Sony is also planning on adding 25 to 50 new songs to the SingStore every month. Visit PS3 Fanboy for the US SingStar Launch Line-up if you are interested in seeing what songs will be available on the Blu-ray disc and on the SingStore.

Another part of SingStar for PS3 will be the My SingStar Online, which will allow you to use the PlayStation Eye camera to video yourself singing to the songs and then upload your videos, audio recordings, and snapshots to the global SingStar community. Over 20,000 videos have already been uploaded to the community since the European launch in December 2007.

Also, the day the US version of SingStar is released there will be a free patch released that will include enhanced harmony duets, separate Battle mode difficulty selections, a lag calibration feature for different TV types, and PSP Remote Play features.

The PSP Remote Play features will allow you to use your PSP to remotely launch downloads from the SingStore, check your profile on My SingStar Online and view other performances shared in the online community.

For more information about the game check out the SingStar for PlayStation 3 Fact Sheet details below:

Overview

Entertaining at home takes on a whole new meaning this spring as SingStarTM comes to the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s London Studio, SingStar PS3 takes the successful interactive singing experience established with the multi-million selling global PlayStation®2 franchise to the next level with personalization and community taking center stage. SingStar PS3 allows you access to a catalog of hundreds of downloadable songs featuring the real artists and videos, via the PS3 online SingStoreTM. Choose your favorite tracks to create the ultimate party playlist. Become a global star as you share your SingStar experiences with friends and the online SingStar community via captured video, audio and photos. A perfect addition to the social gaming genre, SingStar will revolutionize the way you spend time with friends and family.

Key Features

  • A true interactive singing experience, where everyone is a star as they sing along with their favorite artists to the authentic videos of chart-topping tracks.
  • With the SingStore feature, download and purchase hundreds of songs and videos from across multiple genres to build your ideal SingStar playlist. You pick the songs and create your own personalized SingStar party collection!
  • Exclusively on PS3, experience My SingStar Online, where you can share your personal SingStar performances and experiences by uploading your own photos and videos created from within the game. Meet friends, view and rate videos created by others within the SingStar online community.
  • PLAYSTATION®Eye camera compatible, allowing players to capture their performances for playback and sharing with others on My SingStar Online.
  • Utilizing the Blu-ray disc and PS3’s high-definition support, view select videos in full HD.
  • Perform solo-style or challenge friends and family to a sing-off with multiplayer gameplay.
  • Multiple difficulty levels and selectable song lengths provide customized gameplay for all-ages and musical abilities.
  • Available as both a standalone disc and packaged with two custom, high-quality microphones and the SingStar USB converter.

Key Features (Coming on May 20, 2008)

  • New Harmony Duet mode compatible with the specifically selected duet tracks, allowing for scoring of melodies.
  • When in multiplayer modes (Battle and Duet), players can choose their own individual difficulty rating.
  • Access the SingStore and My SingStar Online when on-the-go with PSP remote play. With remote play, players can browse, stream and remotely launch downloads from the SingStore. Players also can check out their profile on My SingStar Online and view other performances shared in the online community.
  • View the community’s top performers with weekly highest-rated videos.
  • Audio lag calibration feature allows players to calibrate SingStar with their specific televisions.

For more information visit the official SingStar website at www.SingStarGame.com.

Comments [3]

  • cnc137 - May 2nd, 2008 at 12:58 pm
    cnc137 Avatar

    Have any of you played the previous SingStar games and are they any good?

    How do the SingStar games compare to the Karaoke Revolution games?

    What do you think about having to pay $1.49 per song if you want to sing to more than the 30 songs that come on the disc?

    I did the math and if you wanted to get all 200 extra songs from the store you would have to pay around $300 and that is not including the additional 25 to 50 songs coming out each month after launch. What do you think of this?

    Does this mean that this will be the last SingStar game you need to buy and you will just get more music by buying the songs you like instead of having to buy new versions of the game each year for $60 a pop? Is this the better way to go or do you like buying new version of the game on disc each year?

  • Redeema - May 2nd, 2008 at 1:39 pm
    Redeema Avatar

    Okay, I was looking forward to this after playing at E3 last year. The music video in the background is cooler than looking at a make believe avatar of yourself like in the Karaoke Revolution games, but only 30 songs? That’s so weak. It better be 30 unlocked and 30 more to unlock because 30 is just such a low number for a game like this. Even the Karaoke Revolution games had a bigger total than this would. Hopefully they have free songs on occasion, too.

  • cnc137 - May 2nd, 2008 at 2:11 pm
    cnc137 Avatar

    The info I saw said 30 songs on the disc with additional songs available for $1.49 each from the SingStore.

    This generation of systems should be called the “Microtransaction Generation”, since all the games anymore want to nickel and dime us to death with additional songs and features after we buy the game at the store. It is cool that they keep extending the life of games with microtransactions, but if you add up $1.50 here and $5.00 there it can get very expensive real quick.

    I also agree that they should give you more than 30 songs on the disc, but maybe that is the most they can fit on it along with the high definition video?

    It would be nice to at least have 1 of the 25 to 50 songs per month for free also. Maybe like how iTunes has the free song of the week. That would be cool to keep the game fresh and allow people that don’t want to spend $1.49 per song or can’t afford that to still be able to get a new song from time-to-time.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Related Information

Posted by: cnc137
Date: May 2, 2008
Source: PlayStation.Blog

Categories: PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3, News

Share This

Follow any comments about this through the RSS 2.0 feed.

Latest Forums Topics

Hottest Forums Topics

    Recent Comments

    Poll

    Which next generation game system(s) are you going to buy?

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...