SingStar '90s Brings Abdul, Ice, Nirvana and Hammer Time

It's that time again! Time to brush off those microphones, warm up those vocal chords and get ready to sing your blues away. The fifth entry into the SingStar franchise, SingStar '90s, hits store shelves today with a whole slew of new old songs for your vocal acrobatic pleasure. This time around (as the name implies) we get the hits of 90's with a pretty decent mix of different styles of music. We have the Back Street Boys back to back with the likes of Nirvana, Vanilla Ice and En Vogue just to name a few. I'm not really into karaoke so much although I have become a fan of the singing portion of Rock Band, but I must admit that the idea of bouncing around my living room whilst singing Sir Mix-A-Lot's Baby Got Back does have its charms.

Singstar 90's will be available as a stand alone game or it can be purchased in a bundle with two mics. It will also feature several play modes including the co-op Duet Mode, One-on-One battle mode, eight player Pass-the-Mic mode. And as if that weren't enough, it will also be compatible with the Eye Toy so you may record your performances for later posterity and embarrassment.

Make the jump for the full press release with all the details

Sony Computer Entertainment America Continues to Grow PlayStation(R)2 Social
Gaming Library With SingStar '90s

From Grunge Rock to Boy Bands, Fifth Installment in the Party Favourite
Franchise Features Artists MC Hammer, Nirvana, Sir Mix A Lot, New Kids on the
Block and more

FOSTER CITY, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment
America Inc. (SCEA) announced today the release of SingStar(TM) '90s, the
latest installment in the ever growing multi-million selling SingStar(TM)
franchise, available exclusively for the PlayStation(R)2 computer
entertainment system. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's
Worldwide Studios, London Studio, SingStar '90s brings a hit list of Grunge,
R&B, Rap and Pop music from artists that defined the decade including Paula
Abdul, En Vogue, Vanilla Ice, Boyz II Men, Nirvana and more.
Available both as a stand-alone disc and packaged with two high-quality
USB microphones, the addition of SingStar '90s as the fifth installment to the
SingStar catalogue provides PlayStation(R) fans with over 150 chart-topping
songs and music videos to sing, compete and have fun with friends and family.
Players can easily access any of the song lists while playing from SingStar
'90s, SingStar(TM) Rocks!, SingStar(TM) Pop, SingStar(TM) '80s, or
SingStar(TM) Amped with the disc swap feature which allows for seamless
transition between titles.
"The SingStar franchise has been instrumental in making PlayStation 2 a
social entertainment hub in the home. SingStar '90s will build on this success
and provide fans with the songs and videos that made boy bands and flannel
shirts all the rage," said Jeff Reese, director, software marketing, SCEA.
"This year will be landmark for SingStar as we continue to deliver compelling
content on PlayStation 2 while also revolutionizing the franchise as we bring
it to PlayStation 3 on May 20 by giving players access to purchase hundreds of
songs and videos across multiple genres, build and customise party playlists,
and build a community of user-created performances."
Regardless of music or gaming ability, aspiring rock stars can select from
30 hit songs to sing along with while watching the actual music video on
screen. Performing to such crowd pleasing favourites as "U Can't Touch This",
"Pump up the Jam", and "Ice Ice Baby", players can take their turn in the
spotlight solo-style or share the spotlight with multiplayer modes, including
cooperative Duet Mode, one-on-one Battle Mode, and the team-based Pass-the-Mic
which accommodates up to eight players. In addition, SingStar '90s is
compatible with the popular EyeToy(R) USB camera which allows players to watch
themselves belt it out as the main act and record their performance for
playback. Players can also save their favourite vocal performances onto a
Memory Card for future audio playback and customise and enhance playback with
numerous effects.
SCEA will support SingStar '90s with a media advertising campaign, full
promotional support including in-store demonstrations, retailer supported
Social Gaming Areas, merchandising support, broad-based public relations
support, and an immersive and interactive SingStar website at
The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has rated
SingStar '90s "T" for "Teen". For more information about the ESRB, please


    Sounds like US news to me! It's been out here in Aus for ages!

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