As if didn’t games for the Wii couldn’t get ANY weirder, meet Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals: Sing And Dance.
With 32 classic tracks from musicals like ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, ‘Sunset Boulevard’, ‘Evita’, ‘Cats’, ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, players can put their best foot forward and sing for their lives to ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina’, ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, ‘Memory’, and ‘Any Dream Will Do’.
Players can choose between ‘Dance’, ‘Sing’ or ‘Career’ modes and can either go for solo stardom or up to three in multiplayer mode as your path to in-game stardom is completely up to you!
And as if THAT weren’t enough, in-game performances from the likes of Elaine Paige, Michael Crawford, Boyzone, Donny Osmond, David Essex, Sarah Brightman and YOU as you make your way across the Webberverse!
• 32 classic Andrew Lloyd Webber spanning 13 musicals including Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Starlight Express and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
• Music from award winning artists and Webber mainstays like 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.
Paul Nicholls, Sales & Marketing Director at Koch Media said, “This is a fabulous signing for us. 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.”
I know that the Brits DO love their Andrew Lloyd and the Japanese DO love their karaoke, but how well will this game fly in the U.S.? As a gamer, it seems kind of silly but as a musical theater geek, it sounds like SOOOOO much fun. When this came across my desk, I honestly thought it was a friggin’ JOKE but the prospect of being able to sing “Jesus Christ Superstar” (and how weird is it that Judas hands down got the best song in the show?) and “Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina” with arms stretched out kinda sounds AWESOME.
As I told a couple of my “Broadway Gays” (my nickname for my gay friends who’re OBSESSED with musical theater) what I was working on, one of them excitedly squealed “OH MY GAH, WHAT?!” so loudly into the phone, my ear rang for a good 20 seconds. If anything, buying this game is worth it just to see how talented my friends truly are, although my guess is there’ll be a LOT of camp – and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals: Sing & Dance drops this September 14th so don’t be surprised if you get a call from me asking if I can “come over and try something out on your Wii.”
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