Friday 11th June 2010: Nordic Games, the publisher of Europe's favourite Nintendo Wii karaoke game, has just announced the complete line-up of artists and songs which will feature on the UK version of We Sing Encore.
We Sing Encore will boast 40 tracks on disc with 10 songs available exclusively in the UK version, out at the end of July. The 10 exclusive tracks just announced include Girls Aloud, Florence & The Machine, The Saturdays, Kasabian and Baddiel and Skinner & The Lightning Seeds.
"Three Lions is, without a shadow of a doubt, the greatest football song ever written," says Nik Blower, sales and marketing director, Nordic Games, "so to secure it as part of our UK exclusive tracklist is a real coup. For We Sing Encore, we've broadened the selection of tracks to make it even more inclusive, on top of a polished game engine which offers a host of new features. Combine this with the fact we remain the only karaoke game to allow four players to sing at the same time, and you can see why We Sing will remain the most popular game of its type in Europe."
The 10 tracks announced today are:
Girls Aloud - The Promise
Florence & The Machine - Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
The Saturdays - Up
Will Young - Leave Right Now
Kasabian - Fire
S Club 7 - Don't Stop Moving
Stereophonics - Dakota
The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
N Dubz - I Need You
Baddiel and Skinner & The Lightning Seeds - Three Lions
We Sing Encore introduces a host of additions to the original We Sing format. A single-player reward system will offer soloists a stimulating challenge, whilst groups can opt for competitive or co-operative achievements designed to reward the very best performances. The addition of a 'real karaoke' mode offers the greatest challenge, removing backing vocals entirely. Other gameplay enhancements include the introduction of 'Star Notes' and a new jukebox mode allowing non-stop music. Technically, the entire engine has been overhauled, boasting HDTV support, specific anti-lag features and an impressive visual makeover.
Can't sing? Don't worry: the new singing lessons area will teach players how to sing like professionals. And those who fancy messing around will enjoy playing back their own performances and adding voice effects in real-time.
The 30 core tracks available on each version of We Sing Encore throughout Europe are:
B52s - Love Shack
Black Eyed Peas - Shut Up
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Cheryl Cole - Fight For This Love
Coldplay - Yellow
Elton John - Tiny Dancer
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Gwen Stefani featuring Akon - The Sweet Escape
Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity
Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted
Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby
Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine
Lady GaGa feat. Colby O'Donis & Akon - Just Dance
Lily Allen - Smile
Lou Bega - Mambo No 5
Lynyrd Skynrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Mika - Grace Kelly
Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten
Pixie Lott - Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)
Plain White Ts - Hey There Delilah
Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy
Rihanna - Umbrella
Robyn feat. Kleerup - With Every Heartbeat
Simply Red - Holding Back The Years
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Spandau Ballet - Gold
The Supremes - Baby Love
Taio Cruz - Break Your Heart
The Veronicas - Untouched
Westlife - Flying Without Wings
To fully appreciate the entire tracklisting ahead of the game's launch, Spotify users can click here to access the official We Sing Encore playlist.
With We Sing Encore the music policy is still something for everyone, but with the extra 10 songs available the choice and value offered by Encore is second to none. The English, Swedish and German versions will each boast 10 tracks picked for the specific territory, offering local hits on top of global smashes. Nordic Games continues to work with all the major music publishers including; Sony, Emi, Universal, Warner and a host of Independents, which means the We Sing Encore tracklist has the best choice possible.
We Sing Encore will be available for Nintendo Wii in July 2010.
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About Nordic Games Publishing AB
Nordic Games Publishing is the wholly owned publishing arm of Game Outlet Europe AB. Started in 2008, Nordic Games has the philosophy of publishing great games at great prices. Nordic Games published the MCV award nominated We Sing, 2009's best-selling Nintendo WiiTM singing game across the PAL territories. We Sing is the only singing game to support four microphones and includes songs from a variety of the best music labels. Nordic Games continues to enjoy commercial success with two multiformat releases under the Dance Party banner. More titles are in development and will be announced soon.