It's time to dust off those mics and get those vocal cords ready, because Nintendo has confirmed that Joysound is coming to the Switch as a free download on the Japanese eShop.
Like the Wii U version, the game will grant access to 140,000 songs which can be played using timed tickets. ¥324 gets you 3 hours of play, ¥540 24 hours, ¥1,512 30 days and ¥3,024 a whopping 90 days. You can use your old Wii U mic to play.
There's no word on a western release at present. Were you a fan of Joysound on the Wii U? Are you happy to hear that it's coming to Switch? Serenade us in the comment section.
This trailer is new, but we've known about JOYSOUND on Switch since the last direct.
Never tried it - is it actually worth the premier pricing?
Here goes the Nintendo Switch, spiralling down in to micro payments, next loot crates in Zelda
@gcunit In terms of price, it's actually far superior to any other karaoke offering you'll find on console in terms of sheer number of songs. For example, Let's Sing for Switch just released at £44.99. It comes with a microphone and 30 songs. Even if you loved those 30 songs, you'll only get a few nights of fun from the game before the song selection becomes stale and boring.
I'd much rather pay a few quid every time I want to do karaoke and then have such a massive library that I never have to repeat the same song.
@Korosanbo It would be awesome if Nintendo added GamePad support for Switch games such as Mario Kart, New Mario Maker, Smash and etc.
@Korosanbo It really doesn't mean anything. The Wii U microphone is a pretty bog standard USB mic. I guess Nintendo still has some leftover stock and doesn't want to go to the trouble of rebranding the microphones.
Also @damo I think this trailer is trying to say that JOYSOUND is out today in Japan? Not that it is 'coming'?
Man, wish this was coming to the UK.
20 quid for a mediocre party game for three months? You can get a good game or two to keep for that price.
In fact I got 80's Overdrive and Pokemon Gold on VC just this weekend for €20.
Well I guess i need to dig my mic out of storage.
It's like going to a K-Box, but cheaper
@NinjaBadger it might not, but it looks like there are western songs to sing too in the game. so yeah, difficulty comes down to UI navigation mainly
Why this type of games never see the light on the West?
Hm if only ALL peripherals and controllers from the Wii/Wii U generation worked on Switch...
i still have my mic and it never came out in the US. Lame.
Wow, really? Karaoke... lol. But no voice chat in games... what's the mic for... lol this is Stupid. Just give us voice chat with out the need of a phone and app.
This news is karaokay by me ... Sorry
The trailer does indeed say it's out already in Japan.
Also, anybody complaining about 500 yen (roughly USD$5) for 24hrs of karaoke must never have gone to a dedicated karaoke venue in real life - it wouldn't buy you an hour there!
@JJ286 the Wii U version was released in Europe.
i hope they'll offer tickets on my nintendo again like they are doing for the wii u version
Screw the naysayers, I've got great memories of karaoke in Japan so I'm going all in on this one. 2 new USB microphones are winging their way to me now.
This is very good news since the Wii U version will eventually be shut down. It might not be as interesting to people who have never experienced Japanese-style karaoke. Or at least karaoke in their own country with non-crappy songs. And/or non-crappy singers.
@manu0 I'm from Latin America
@JJ286 cool, but you said it never comes to the WEST..which isn't true because it came out in Europe
@manu0 well if you divide Earth by two vertically; Europe is East.
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