Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced the upcoming North American release of SingStar® Queen for the PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems. Available as a standalone disc on August 18, 2009 SingStar Queen marks the franchise’s second foray into artist specific content, providing fans with the ultimate interactive singing experience set to the rock hits of Queen.
SingStar Queen for the PS3 system features 25 chart-topping tracks from the iconic pop-rock group including, ‘Another One Bites the Dust’, ‘We Are The Champions’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘Under Pressure’ and many more. With SingStar Queen for the PS3 system, players have additional access to a catalog of hundreds of downloadable songs featuring real artists and videos, via the PS3 online SingStore™. Players can choose songs across multiple genres to create their own personalized party playlists. Providing a truly interactive singing experience, players can share their musical performances with family and friends via the online SingStar community, My SingStar® Online.
SingStar Queen for the PS3 system will come equipped with a new voice control menu which will enable players to scroll through the song carousel and select the track they’d like to sing by simply speaking into the microphone. Players can additionally use the voice control menu to search for and purchase songs through the SingStore. The new feature set will be available early next week via a global patch release and will be compatible with all SingStar PS3 discs. In addition to voice control, the patch provides support for over 30 trophies including ‘Super Singer Gold’, ‘Keep it Cool’ and ‘All Eyes on You’, quick song purchase functionality and an enhanced redesign of the SingStore and My SingStar Online.
The SingStar franchise continues to expand its growing PS2 music library with the addition of SingStar Queen for the PS2 system which features 20 popular hits including, ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘We Will Rock You’,‘Fat Bottomed Girls’ and more.
Members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Queen formed in 1971, and over the ensuing 20 years wrote and recorded such multi-platinum albums as News of the World, The Game, A Night at the Opera, A Day At The Races, A Kind of Magic and Live Killers. Their timeless hits include “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “We Will Rock You,” “We are the Champions” and “Under Pressure.” Queen has sold more than 40 million albums in the United States and bands like Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day and My Chemical Romance have all cited Queen as a major musical influence.
The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has rated SingStar Queen for PS2 “T” for Teen. For more information about the ESRB visit www.esrb.org.