'Everyone Sing' Brings Karaoke to PlayStation Network Tuesday
Up to for friends can sing along.
CREDIT: OG International
Singing games aren't uncommon in the game industry. Sony recently relaunched its "SingStar" brand for the PlayStation 3, Nintendo's getting its own "Sing Party" on the Wii U. Microsoft even launched a karaoke service, where users can download thousands of songs to belt out to their friends.
This coming Tuesday (Jan. 29), OG International joins in with its downloadable PlayStation Network game "Everyone Sing" — featuring 35 popular music videos that you can harmonize with, along with a number of original modes that will pit you against friends.
The game features mostly pop hits, though there's quite a variety of favorites from yesterday and today. Nicky Minaj is a featured artist with "Your Love"; Pussycat Dolls' "Don't Cha" is just ripe for a group sing-along; and you can even involve your friends in a few rounds of Billy Ray Cyrus' "Achy Breaky Heart" if they're crazy enough to join you.
Other artists like Michael Bublé, A-Ha (yes, it's "Take On Me") and Taio Cruz are also included. No word yet if you'll be able to add additional songs via downloadable content (DLC), but all the other games allow add-ons, so it wouldn't be surprising.
"Everyone Sing" shows the music videos of the artists playing in the background, while the words for each song – and a rhythm bar showing the right tone to sing – appear on the front. They're rather easy to follow along, about on the level of most karaoke displays.
Along with letting you just jump into songs, "Everyone Sing" features a number of modes where you can compete against your friends.
"Team Classic" lets two teams compete against one another for the highest score. "Last Man Standing" works in a ten-player elimination format, in which players lose their turn if they sing a lyric the wrong way. "Party Mix" is also included, with four random songs playing in a row; and "Tug of War" has you literally fighting to keep your team from losing during a song battle. [See also: Throwdown: 'Dance Central 3' vs. 'Just Dance 4']
Best of all, "Everyone Sing" supports a number of PlayStation 3 microphone peripherals, both wired and wireless. However, OG International suggests you not mix wired and wireless.
"Everyone Sing" hasn't been priced yet, but previous retail listings for the game have it set at around $30. Better warm up your voice, because you don't want to look silly singing Billy Ray Cyrus, right?