Nintendo has announced a release date for SiNG PARTY, the first big party game to hit Wii U. The game is a full-on singing and dancing extravaganza for all your family and friends, with a mix of songs from all-time classics to modern party favourites and a unique set-up to get everyone in the room on board. The game features a variety of modes including Party Mode, Sing Mode and Team Mode that establish dynamic roles for everyone in the room.
Party Mode is at the heart of SiNG PARTY. The lead singer, holding the wired microphone included with the game, is not looking at the TV screen but reading the lyrics and performance cues off the Wii U GamePad. This allows the singer to interact with the crowd, who are invited to become part of the performance by following their own lyrical and dancing instructions shown on the TV screen. Other players can also pick up a Wii Remote to make the sound of a variety of instruments, such as a tambourine – or a cowbell.
In Sing Mode you’ll be reading the song lyrics on the TV screen as you test your vocal qualities getting real-time feedback. You’ll be judged not only on the Pitch of your singing voice but also its Power and Flair, so don’t be afraid to give your favourite tunes your own spin on your way to setting a new high score. Sing Solo or in a Duet with a partner and, if you’re feeling particularly confident, give the Harmony Duet option a try. Meanwhile the audience can pass the GamePad around to already queue up the songs they’ll be singing next, jam along with the music or use the mixer to play around with the audio; it’s possible to mute the music, so the singer or the original artist performs a cappella, or you can tone down the volume of the original artist’s voice and add a reverb effect to the singer’s performance.
SiNG PARTY is scheduled to launch across Europe on the 18th January 2013. The game will be bundled with a single microphone and supports a second one which is sold separately. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details about SiNG PARTY.