E3 2012: SiNG is Nintendo's All-Singing, All-Dancing Wii U Game
Posted by James Newton
So it might be good
Wii was heaven for people who like singing and dancing games, and it looks like Nintendo wants to keep that trend rolling with SiNG (temporary title) on Wii U.
Developed by FreeStyleGames (the DJ Hero people) it's a cross between karaoke and dancing. The Wii U GamePad displays lyrics during karaoke, and can be used as an audio mixer and to create playlists. Two players can sing and two can dance, while the fifth orchestrates the party like a megalomaniac.
It's out at launch so you'll have it in time for your Christmas and New Year parties.
Party All Night Long
Get the party started with SiNG (working title), a new, interactive musical performance game that will get you and your guests singing and dancing well into the night. With dozens of popular songs to choose from, everyone from novice singers to experienced entertainers will be able to join in the fun. While one person steps up as the main performer, others can dance, sing and clap along with the prompts on the TV screen making sure everyone at the party is rocking out together.
In "Party" mode, the lead singer uses the Wii U GamePad controller to view lyrics and receive cues, freeing them from the TV and allowing them to interact with the audience, making each performance more engaging and enjoyable.
There's no limit to the number of people who can join in at one time. Audience participation, such as singing, dancing, interacting with the lead singer and playing instrumental sounds with the Wii Remote controllers, is the key to a great performance.
In "Sing" mode, up to two singers' vocal and overall performance quality are evaluated on the TV in real time.
The GamePad can be used as an audio mixer and to create a playlist.
A variety of song selections, from the 60s to current pop hits, makes it easy for players from any generation to put on a show.