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Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical: Sing & Dance Confirmed for Wii

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Don't cry for Wii, Ninty gamers

Before Wii shuffles off to the back room to be replaced by its more modern, flashy and powerful successor, it has a few more months as Nintendo's current generation home console. While the release schedule is looking rather bare, fans of singing and dancing on the console may have one final curtain call before the actions shifts to Wii U.

Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical: Sing & Dance has been announced by Koch media, and is set to hit the stage from 14th September onwards: it's unclear at the time of writing whether this is a PAL-only or worldwide release. Featuring singing and dancing modes alongside a career mode that combines the two, this title will take many of the biggest hits from the legendary musical writer and squeeze them onto one disc. There's certainly plenty of material in the back catalogue, and if you want full details check out the press release below.

Set to feature a huge 32 classic hits from a career spanning 45 years, Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals: Sing & Dance, published by Tubby Games, is set for release this September on the Nintendo Wii, announced leading entertainment distributor Koch Media today.

Fans of hit musicals such as 'The Phantom of the Opera', ‘Sunset Boulevard’, 'Evita', 'Cats', 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' and 'Jesus Christ Superstar' will now be able to put themselves centre stage with this new game. Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals: Sing & Dance will feature legendary hits including ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina’, ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, 'Memory', and 'Any Dream Will Do'. In-game performances will feature award-winning and legendary recording artists, including Elaine Paige, Michael Crawford, Boyzone, Donny Osmond, David Essex and Sarah Brightman and of course YOU as you tread the boards to become a musical superstar!

With a career spanning 45 years, Andrew Lloyd Webber's achievements in the world of musicals are legendary. His hit musicals include The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Starlight Express, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Winner of 7 Tonys, 3 Grammys, 6 Oliviers, 1 Golden Globe, 1 Oscar and 1 International Emmy, to name but a few, his work now comes to life for you to take part in at home with Andrew Lloyd Webber: Sing & Dance.

Players can choose to take on ‘Dance’, ‘Sing’ or ‘Career’ modes to perform the lead role as they dance and sing their way to musical fame and fortune, performing alongside up to three friends and family in multiplayer mode, or going it alone to progress to super stardom.

Key Features

  • 32 classic Andrew Lloyd Webber hits from 13 musicals, including Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera, Cat, Starlight Express and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • Music from award winning artists including Elaine Paige, Michael Crawford, Boyzone, Donny Osmond, David Essex and Sarah Brightman
  • 3 Game modes: ‘Dance’, ‘Sing’ and ‘Career’
  • Solo mode or compete against friends and family on the 4 player mode
  • Exclusively for Nintendo Wii
  • Compatible with all Nintendo approved USB microphones.

“This is a fabulous signing for us,“ said Paul Nicholls, Sales & Marketing Director at Koch Media, “Andrew Lloyd Webber and his creations are a British institution that have been enjoyed by generations across the world. The chance to bring this product to market for the Nintendo Wii is both an honour and hugely exciting.”

Published by Tubby Games and distributed by Koch Media, Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals: Sing & Dance will be available exclusively on the Nintendo Wii from 14th September.

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User Comments (24)



MAB said:

lol what a awesome final outing for the Wii I hope it has online multiplayer... Just listen tooo theee muuusic oooof theee NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT!!!



RudysaurusRex said:

I'm not sure what to think. I was a brother in our schools musical Joseph, and I loved it. BUT. I hate these kind of games.



bro2dragons said:

These decks (or taglines or whatever you want to call them) just keep getting better.

And here I thought losing James might hurt amount of laughs I get from NL news articles.



Morpheel said:

A dancing and signing game about... Andrew Lloyd Webber?

Mr. Sheffield will be so jealous.



Raylax said:

But the Wii doesn't have enough polygons to render his melted face D:



Mk_II said:

this will go down a storm with all the would-be performers who have more ambition than talent. Ah well, at least it will keep 'm off my TV screen



DarkEdi said:

Sounds interesting? Can it have simultaneous play? I mean, 2 people dance while 2 people sing? or 4 can dance while 2 sing?



Sondheimist said:

I'll probably never get it, but it is nice to see more variety than just those compilations of awful pop songs. Webber isn't one of my favorite Broadway composers (I prefer the older classics, along with my namesake), but it's better than nothing.



FantasiaWHT said:

Webber is very hit or miss. He's done a LOT of works though, so that's not surprising. Phantom is utterly brilliant. Joseph and Evita are both really well done. Other things like Starlight Express, Aspects of Love... pretty bad.



Pod said:

I'm surprised it isn't Ubisoft behind this. And subsequently suspicious of the quality. I'd be very interested to know which studio was making this, all it says is the publisher and distributer.

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