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SiNG Party Will Test Your Vocal Chords This January

Posted by Orla Madden

Tell the neighbours to buy some earplugs...

Are you ready to play one of the highest-profile party games for Wii U? We hope so, as Nintendo has announced that SiNG Party will be hitting European shelves on 18th January 2013. Developed by FreeStyleGames, details have been provided on various modes such as Party Mode, Sing Mode, Team Mode and Practice Mode.

Party Mode sees the lead singer screeching along to lyrics on the Wii U Gamepad, while other users follow on-screen dancing and vocal instructions; for some variety, the Wii Remotes can be used as instruments, such as a tambourine. Your typical karaoke experience can be found in Sing Mode, where you simply read the lyrics from the TV screen; if you're playing with a friend, the GamePad can be used to line up the next song after the current player is finished. Team Mode is where things could heat up for enthusiastic singers, where you face off in a duet or a solo against your opposition for a place on top of the podium, with the GamePad used to judge the performances. Practice Mode is fairly obvious; we suspect that the majority of people will need to use it, a lot.

It seems as if it'll have a number of options, but it's interesting that it's being released outside the Holiday period; it would have been the right sort of game to whip out at a family Christmas party, or some New Year's Eve fun at the neighbour's house. Let us know your thoughts as always.

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User Comments (14)

Chunky_Droid

#1

Chunky_Droid said:

Completely depends what songs they're planning on including, and if there's going to be additional support beyond the original game, a-la Singstar.

It'd be nice if there was a partnership with someone like Universal to use their songs or something

Wildvine53

#6

Wildvine53 said:

Sing Party sounds so generic, but I might be getting this, if the play list is good.

Late

#7

Late said:

Wii had a game called U-Sing. We definitely need U-Sing U! :D

warioswoods

#9

warioswoods said:

@ChunkyDroid

Indeed, the songbook is crucial. I wish they'd partner with a classic Karaoke company like SunFly and put up their entire backlog online, perhaps even allowing an all-access pass for a single evening at a fixed price, for when you're hosting a party.

It's criminal that such a thing doesn't exist, and I personally despise games like SingStar that too often leave in the original vocals or only partly remove them (though that got a little better in later versions); real karaoke demands reproductions of the original songs without a trace of the vocals, else it's just lazily singing along to the radio.

Void

#12

Void said:

Just reading this article, it sounds more boring then the Just Dance games.

Chunky_Droid

#13

Chunky_Droid said:

@warioswoods: I totally agree, I don't mind SingStar, but my pet hate with it is that it's more like singing along to a radio, rather than singing with a backing track, like real karaoke.

Partnering with SunFly would be awesome :)

eirikr

#14

eirikr said:

I think I will get it . It is the perfect choice for a party . I got a life as well .

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