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Nintendo Teases a Wii Karaoke U Miiverse Contest

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Neighbours, be warned

Wii Karaoke U probably still holds the crown as one of the most peculiar offerings on the Wii U eShop. In some ways it's one of the most modern titles Nintendo's released in terms of online functionality, with a substantial range of tracks available to stream and various time-based passes to purchase in order to satisfy into 'karaoke party night' fans. It's possibly the title that's most outraged Wii U owners' neighbours, too.

We went over its merits in our hands on impressions when it launched, and it has had its moments of controversy over uncensored lyrics; despite highs and lows it's remained a feature in Europe, particularly, with the title making regular cameo appearances in the region's Nintendo Direct broadcasts and in social network posts.

Nintendo of Europe now seems to be planning some form of contest, with the Twitter post below telling us to keep our eyes peeled.

We suspect the so-far-unused announcement community on Miiverse will play a role in this, and it'll be interesting to see what form it takes — uploading screenshots and scores of assigned songs seems like a reasonable bet.

If you're a fan of Wii Karaoke U it may be a good idea to start practising now.

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User Comments (18)



0utburst said:

Maybe we'd get a scoring system now on how well you sync/perform with the song? It basically lacks that feature compared to other karaoke systems. Then there will be leader boards if that happens.

I still have my 7-day trial if it haven't expired yet.



MAB said:

Who needs COD & MH3U online multiplayer when we have a perfectly good functioning Karaoke U Miiverse contest



LittleIrves said:

I've got my Sing Party mic all ready to go if this ever comes out in North America. It really, really should. Although maybe the licensing is too expensive for popular songs here?

Although what I really want is Wii Music U. <<crosses fingers, toes>>



J-Manix98 said:

Don't get me started on Miiverse! Those Dumb admins Banned me for saying "Grammar Nazi" >



Neko_Ichigofan said:

Too bad I can't take part due to the game not being available here in North America, but hey we are getting My First Songs.



GamerGleek47 said:

DAMN IT, NINTENDO! I love Karaoke and you won't bring this to the US! SiNG Party sucks without new songs and the ones available aren't really good either. Bring it to the US please!!

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