Karaoke Revolution coming to PS3, 360 and Wii

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 21 April 2009 23:03 GMT

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Konami has announced Karaoke Revolution for PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii.

The game comes with multiplayer modes, 50 all-new songs from master recordings, 16 customizable venues, and enhanced customizable characters complete with facial and body morphing.

In addition to creating playlists, PS3 and 360 users can utilize the co-op Party Mode with multiple game modes for up to 16 players and character customization recording can be implemented with the XBL Vision Camera or the PlayStation Eye.

It’s expected to be released sometime during Q4.

Press release follows.

KONAMI ANNOUNCES KARAOKE REVOLUTION® FOR THE WiiTM, PLAYSTATION®3 AND XBOX 360®

Only Karaoke Game to be Released on All Next Gen PlatformsFeatures All-New Songs, Expanded Multiplayer and Party Modes and a Brand New Career Mode

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – April 21, 2009 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced Karaoke Revolution® for Wii™, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. The newest title in the groundbreaking music series distinguishes itself in the market as it is the only karaoke game that will be available on all next gen platforms. Additionally, the game will let karaoke fans sing and compete against friends with expanded multiplayer modes, 50 all-new hit songs from master recordings, as well as 16 original customizable venues and newly enhanced customizable characters including facial and body morphing.

Transforming video game consoles into a high-end interactive karaoke machine, Karaoke Revolution’s expanded multiplayer modes allows players to throw karaoke parties with their friends where they can perform as teams or choose to play in the single player career mode. If you just want to hear your favorite songs in succession, create a playlist and whenever you’re ready to perform, pick up the microphone and jump in at anytime! Players can join together on a wide variety of contemporary hits and classic favorites from licensed master recordings. Additionally, those using either the Xbox 360® or the PLAYSTATION®3 can utilize the co-op Party Mode with multiple game modes for up to 16 players or battle with or against each other in the ultimate competition.

Also new to this year’s version is the custom venue and custom character creators which allow singers to design and personalize their venues and characters in ways that will be guaranteed to catch the attention of the crowd. Karaoke Revolution also offers singers to almost create a virtual representation of themselves with the abundance of character customization and record themselves with the Xbox LIVE Vision Camera or the PLAYSTATION® Eye to incorporate themselves right on screen inside their custom venues! Additionally, Xbox 360 and PS3 gamers can also select and download licensed master tracks, share exclusive venues and additional clothing and accessories.

Like all versions from this acclaimed franchise, Karaoke Revolution features a proprietary voice recognition technology which accurately recognizes and scores vocal pitch and rhythm. Real-time feedback is offered by the dynamic crowds that fill each virtual venue. The game comes packaged with a microphone for players to be ready to perform.

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