REDWOOD CITY, Calif. â€“ March 21, 2006 â€“ Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced that CMT Presents: Karaoke RevolutionÂ® Country for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system has shipped to retail stores nationwide. The first genre-specific Karaoke RevolutionÂ® game, CMT Presents: Karaoke Revolution Country takes the hit music video game franchise to new extremes, featuring 35 of the greatest country songs ever recorded as the result of a collaborative partnership with Americaâ€™s number one country music network, CMT.
CMT Presents: Karaoke Revolution Country features an expanded character customization system that lets players build their own characters from a variety of options, including different body types, hair styles and an assortment of new country-inspired clothing and accessories. The game also allows users to create a 3D model of their own face with the EyeToyâ„¢ USB Camera (for PlayStationÂ®2), place it on a customizable character and watch as they perform live on the big stage!
Featuring enough gameplay modes to fill a ten-gallon hat, CMT Presents: Karaoke Revolution Country includes a Duet Mode, which allows two people to sing simultaneously and be judged individually. Up to eight players can compete together in the gameâ€™s expanded multiplayer modes, turning any party into a down home country celebration. As they progress in the game, players will unlock additional songs, characters and accessories, as well as awards for top performances.
â€œCountry is the third largest music genre and continues to grow in popularity due to its crossover appeal to a wide variety of music fans,â€ said Matt Knoles, Product Manager, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. â€œPlayers will instantly be singing along with their favorite songs, while those new to this great genre of music will â€˜cowboy upâ€™ as soon as they pick up the microphone and experience the incredible variety of gameplay modes.â€
CMT will launch a multi-faceted campaign in support of Karaoke Revolution Country with heavy promotional support across its multiple platforms, including CMT, CMT.com, CMT Radio Networks and on the networkâ€™s mobile experience, CMT Cross Country. CMT is currently in more than 80 million homes and reaches over 84% of US households via basic cable, digital and satellite platforms.
CMT Presents: Karaoke Revolution Country is developed by Harmonix Music Systems and is available exclusively for the PlayStation 2. It comes bundled with a USB microphone for a SRP of $54.99 or available as a standalone game, compatible with any USB headset or microphone for a SRP of $39.99. CMT Presents: Karaoke Revolution Country is rated â€œE10+â€ by the ESRB. For more information on the game, please visit: www.konami.com/gs.
About Konami Corporation
Konami Corporation is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties, specializing in the home video game market. Konami Corporation's action and adventure titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear SolidÂ®, Silent HillÂ® and CastlevaniaÂ®, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. Konami Corporation is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the US and Konami of Europe in Frankfurt, Germany. Konami Corporation, the parent company of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami Digital Entertainment can be found at www.konami.com/gs
CMT, Americaâ€™s No. 1 country music network, carries original programming, specials, and live concerts and events, as well as a mix of videos by established country music artists and new cutting-edge acts, including world premiere exclusive videos. Founded March 6, 1983, CMT, owned and operated by MTV Networks, reaches more than 80.9 million households in the United States. Go to country musicâ€™s biggest web site at www.cmt.com.
About CMT Games
A division of MTV Networks, CMT Games is dedicated to producing and marketing unique interactive entertainment experiences that resonate with CMTâ€™s audience. Through strategic partnerships with a range of videogame publishers and independent developers, CMT Games creates, supports and participates in the success of a diverse slate of innovative console, handheld, and PC titles for both hardcore and casual gamers. Titles released under these partnerships receive multi-platform promotion across CMT, leveraging the networkâ€™s unique brand and marketing capabilities to maximize sales. In addition, CMT Games collaborates with its partners on soundtracks, in-game advertising sales, and development of complimentary television programming.