Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today the release of SingStarTM 80?s and SingStarTM Amped, the latest installments in the multi-million selling SingStarTM franchise, exclusively for the PlayStation?2 computer entertainment system. The addition of SingStar 80’s and SingStar Amped to the SingStar catalogue provides PlayStation fans with four different discs to choose from, totaling 120 songs and videos from hit music artists to sing, compete and have fun with friends and family. Players can easily access any of the song lists while playing from SingStar? Rocks!, SingStar? Pop, SingStar 80’s or SingStar Amped with the disc swap feature, allowing for seamless transition between titles.
Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe?s London Studio, SingStar 80’s and SingStar Amped will both be available as either a standalone disc or a bundle packaged with two, high-quality USB microphones, offering a wide variety of original songs and videos unique to their genres. SingStar 80?s provides a track list featuring classics by artists including Madonna, Duran Duran, Blondie, Cyndi Lauper and Culture Club. SingStar Amped includes selections from industry legends like Nirvana, David Bowie, Nickelback, Foo Fighters and Alice In Chains.
Guaranteed family fun and ideal for entertaining-at-home, SingStar 80?s and SingStar Amped allow players to perform as solo artists in single-player mode and share the spotlight with multiplayer modes, including cooperative Duet Mode, one-on-one Battle Mode and the team-based Pass-the-Mic which accommodates up to eight players. The popular EyeToy? USB camera also may be utilized with all SingStar games to capture and playback players? performances.
Continuing on the success of last year’s national SingStar tour, SingStar 80’s and SingStar Amped will be included as a part of the tour this fall which features a SingStar branded van, trial kiosks and a performance stage. Running from July 2007 to March 2008, the tour will visit malls, college campuses and local bars across the country and allow consumers to test out their SingStar singing abilities. Consumers who try out the game will receive a number of fun giveaways.