Nintendo has today launched Wii Karaoke U by JOYSOUND on Wii U, available to download from the Nintendo eShop now. A free application, users only ever pay for access for the duration they wish: one hour, one day or one month.
Wii Karaoke U by JOYSOUND is a karaoke application with a formidable song catalogue, featuring a launch line-up of 1,500 songs by some of the world’s most recognised artists, and spanning a wide range of musical genres. The application brings the classic Japanese karaoke box experience to your home, putting the music choice literally into the palm of your hands via the Wii U GamePad, which acts as the catalogue to browse songs and create playlists, as well as doubling up as a microphone.
To fully enjoy Wii Karaoke U by JOYSOUND, you must have a broadband internet connection when playing the application. In addition, getting started will require purchasing a one hour (£1.79), 24 hour (£4.49), or 30 day ticket (£13.49) – via an in-game ‘Ticket Purchase’ icon linked to Nintendo eShop – in order to perform songs from the extensive online catalogue, while users without a ticket can still open the application and browse songs, build playlists, and customise in-game features. However, as a promotion from launch, and for those wanting to get to grips with Wii Karaoke U by JOYSOUND before buying a full ticket, a free one hour trial ticket will be available to redeem via Nintendo eShop after the application has been downloaded.
Whilst you sing, your Mii character takes centre stage on-screen, with users able to customise the environment in which they perform. Aside from a recording studio setting, you can select your Mii to perform in an Arena, a Festival, or a Club, with the ability to personalise everything from the colour of the speakers to the smoke effects mid-song. Also fully available from launch will be an array of costumes to deck out your Mii in clothing which may reflect the genre of your playlist or simply your musical tastes.
Wii Karaoke U by JOYSOUND is available to download from the Nintendo eShop on Wii U now, and Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on this and other Wii U exclusive titles from Nintendo.