Tuesday 28th August: The countdown is officially on as Nordic Games today announced a release date of September 28th for the latest instalment of the immensely popular We Sing series - We Sing 80s, on Nintendo Wii.
30 chart topping, sing along classics from the 80s will be included in what is set to be the most popular incarnation of the We Sing brand to date. Over the next four weeks, Nordic Games will gradually reveal all 30 tracks via the Facebook Jukebox app, starting with the first 7 tracks today. Each week fans that use the app will have a chance to win a copy of the game by guessing one of the soon to be revealed tracks.
The first songs to be revealed are:
· Kylie Minogue – I Should Be So Lucky
· Spandau Ballet – True
· Musical youth – Pass the Dutchie
· Yazz and the Plastic Population - The Only Way Is Up
· DeBarge – Rhythm of the Night
· Smokey Robinson – Being With You
· Roxette –The Look
The undisputed queen of 80s Pop, Kylie Minogue released I Should Be So lucky all the way back in 1987. Still regarded as one her most memorable tracks, the sugary sweet pop song was a top 10 hit in charts across the globe from Australia to the UK and everywhere in between.
Spandau Ballet were one of the most successful bands of the 1980s and their song titled True from their 1983 album of the same name was a huge worldwide hit. True remained UK number for one for four weeks in 1983, making it the sixth biggest selling single of the year.
The Only Way Is Up sung by Yazz & the Plastic Population became a chart-topping single in 1988. The song’s popularity continues today, featuring as the official theme tune for the award winning ITV2 series; The Only Way Is Essex.
Musical Youth, a British reggae band, are best remembered for their song released in 1983, Pass the Dutchie. Having been a number one hit across the globe, Pass the Dutchie sold over 5 million copies and sat at the top of the charts for three weeks in the UK.
DeBarge’s Rhythm of the Night was a 1985 hit from the American R&B based band. It was DeBarge's biggest success yet, hitting number three on the Billboard Hot 100. Rhythm of the Night also coincided with the release of the Motown film, The Last Dragon.
Being With You is a 1981 hit from American singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson. The song spent five weeks at number one on the Hot Soul Singles chart in the US and also reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100. The song’s appeal also stretched across the Atlantic and was a number one hit for two weeks in the UK during the summer of 1981.
The Look was released as a single in 1989 by Roxette and their ’breakthrough’ song reached the top of the charts in over 26 countries. The Look reached number one in the US and number seven in the UK.
“The 80s produced some of the most memorable songs of any decade and we’re very proud to include such outstanding hits here” says Nik Blower, Sales and Marketing Director, Nordic Games. “These songs are just a hint of the quality of tracks that we’ve included in We Sing 80s. With such an incredible tracklist, even those born after the 80s will still be familiar with the songs - bringing the 80s back to life for everyone.”
We Sing 80s will be released exclusively for Nintendo Wii on September 28th. Seven more songs will be unveiled next week and you can check out the playlist to date on the Facebook app: http://www.facebook.com/WeSingGame
About Nordic Games Publishing
Nordic Games Publishing is the wholly owned publishing arm of Nordic Games Holding AB. Formed in 2008, Nordic Games Publishing launched its first titles on PS2 and Wii™ in April 2009 and now successfully sells and markets its games in over 20 countries.
Its We Sing range of games for Wii™ first went on sale in November 2009. Since that time it has reached genre-leading status, while remaining the first singing games to support four microphones. There are currently seven released titles: We Sing, We Sing Encore, We Sing Robbie Williams, We Sing UK Hits, We Sing Rock! and We Sing Pop! and the localised titles We Sing Down Under and We Sing Deutsche Hits.
Join We Sing online: www.WeSingGame.com, on Twitter www.Twitter.com/WeSingGame and Facebook www.Facebook.com/WeSingGame
Nordic Games recently released the first extension to its ‘We’ range of games We Dance. Supporting four dancers at any one time it features 40 tracks across four decades and a variety of genres.
Join We Dance online: www.WeDanceGame.com, on Twitter www.Twitter.com/WeDanceGame and Facebook www.Facebook.com/WeDanceGame
Nordic Games also continues to enjoy commercial success with two multiformat releases under the Dance Party banner and the publisher has nine racing games currently in the market. Nordic Games welcomes fun, engaging and original game concepts and is always seeking to engage the best development talent. For more information please visit: www.nordicgames.se.