March 18 2008
Sony Computer Entertainment America Continues to Grow PlayStation®2 Social Gaming Library With SingStar™ ‘90s
From Grunge Rock to Boy Bands, Fifth Installment in the Party Favorite Franchise Features Artists MC Hammer, Nirvana, Sir Mix A Lot, New Kids on the Block and more
FOSTER CITY, Calif., March 18, 2008 – Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) announced today the release of SingStar™ ‘90s, the latest installment in the ever growing multi-million selling SingStar™ franchise, available exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's Worldwide Studios, London Studio, SingStar ‘90s brings a hit list of Grunge, R&B, Rap and Pop music from artists that defined the decade including Paula Abdul, En Vogue, Vanilla Ice, Boyz II Men, Nirvana and more.
Available both as a stand-alone disc and packaged with two high-quality USB microphones, the addition of SingStar ‘90s as the fifth installment to the SingStar catalogue provides PlayStation® fans with over 150 chart-topping songs and music videos to sing, compete and have fun with friends and family. Players can easily access any of the song lists while playing from SingStar ‘90s, SingStar™ Rocks!, SingStar™ Pop, SingStar™‘80s, or SingStar™ Amped with the disc swap feature which allows for seamless transition between titles.
“The SingStar franchise has been instrumental in making PlayStation 2™ a social entertainment hub in the home. SingStar ‘90s will build on this success and provide fans with the songs and videos that made boy bands and flannels shirts all the rage,” said Jeff Reese, Director, Software Marketing, SCEA. “This year will be landmark for SingStar as we continue to deliver compelling content on PlayStation 2™ while also revolutionizing the franchise as we bring it to PLAYSTATION 3 on May 20 by giving players access to purchase hundreds of songs and videos across multiple genres, build and customize party playlists, and build a community of user-created performances.”
Regardless of music or gaming ability, aspiring rock stars can select from 30 hit songs to sing along with while watching the actual music video on screen. Performing to such crowd pleasing favorites as “U Can’t Touch This”, “Pump up the Jam”, and “Ice Ice Baby”, players can take their turn in the spotlight solo-style or 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. In addition, SingStar ‘90s is compatible with the popular EyeToy®USB camera which allows players to watch themselves belt it out as the main act and record their performance for playback. Players can also save their favorite vocal performances onto a Memory Card for future audio playback and customize and enhance playback with numerous effects.
SCEA will support SingStar ‘90s with a media advertising campaign, full promotional support including in-store demonstrations, retailer supported Social Gaming Areas, merchandising support, broad-based public relations support, and an immersive and interactive SingStar website.
The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has rated SingStar ‘90s “T” for “Teen”. For more information about the ESRB, please visit www.esrb.org.
About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, and the ground-breaking PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and its online and network services PLAYSTATION®Network and PLAYSTATION®Store.
Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets, and distributes software for the PS one game console, the PlayStation 2™ computer entertainment system, the PSP™ system and the PS3™ system for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif. Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
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