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Local Music To Feature In The Latest Singstar Pop!

Media Release May 2005

SingStar™ Pop

Local music to feature in the latest addition of SingStar – SingStar Pop!

Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand (SCENZ) is delighted to announce the June release of SingStar™ Pop, the latest addition to the highly acclaimed SingStar franchise exclusive to Playstation®2.

The top selling SingStar series encourages players to unleash their inner popstar in an innovative game that analyses players pitch, tone and rhythm whilst singing music favourites into a microphone connected to a PlayStation 2.

SingStar Pop, is the first game in the series to incorporate Australian (Au) and New Zealand (NZ) music designed specifically for the NZ/Au market. The songlist includes tracks from NZ’s own Evermore and Bic Runga, along with Australia’s Kylie Minogue, INXS, Delta Goodrem, Savage Garden, and Missy Higgins. International artists include Black Eyed Peas, Tom Jones, Outcast and Robbie Williams to name a few (full artist / track listing below).

“We are delighted to be working with such a strong representation of the Australian and New Zealand music industry” said Warwick Light, Director of Sales and Marketing Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand. “SingStar has been a phenomenal success in New Zealand and is an excellent new platform to profile local acts.”

Classic gameplay modes from previous SingStar games make a welcome comeback in SingStar Pop. Pass the Mic and Duets return, along with new original features such as “Rap Scoring”. Gain extra points as you battle against your crew to see who is the master of the mic, with the ultimate MC showdown! In Medley mode, short segments of five different songs are strung together, challenging would be pop stars to think fast and score high before the tune changes. In addition, SingStar Pop incorporates brand new voice filters that can be used in Playback Mode to distort and enhance players’ vocal performance.

Players will feel every bit like a star with an intense singing schedule, high competition, mic in hand, and even being on the big screen, thanks to EyeToy® technology. All you have to do is arrange the after-party!


The full track list includes:

Artist - Song

Australia / New Zealand
Spazzy’s - My Boyfriend’s Back
Shannon Noll - What About Me
Missy Higgins - Scar
INXS - New Sensation
Delta Goodrem - Born to Try
Evermore - It’s too Late
Natasha Bedingfield - These Words
Savage Garden - To the Moon & Back
Bic Runga - Sway
Kylie Minogue - In Your Eyes

International
Ashlee Simpson - Pieces Of Me
Avril Lavigne - Sk8er Boi
Beyonce - Crazy in Love
Black Eyed Peas - Shut Up
Good Charlotte - I Wanna Live
Hoobastank - The Reason
Jamelia - Stop
Manfred Man - Do Wah Diddy
Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You
Ronan Keating & Ysuf Islam - Father and Son
Sister Sledge - We Are Family
Steppenwolf - Born to be Wild
The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Tom Jones - It’s Not Unusual
Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
Fountains of Wayne - Stacy’s Mom
Erik B. and Rakim - Paid in Full
Blink – 182 - What’s My Age Again
Outkast - Roses
Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue - Kids

In typical SingStar style, all 30 tracks will be played with their original recordings and music videos.

SingStar Pop comes as a stand alone game or with two microphones that plug into PlayStation 2 via a USB adapter, offering an instant multi-play experience.

Visit the website: www.singstargame.com

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About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PS one®, PlayStation®2 and PlayStation Portable® software and hardware in 102 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes games software for the three formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the PAL territories. At the end of March 2005, over 40 million PlayStation® units had been shipped across these PAL territories, over 102 million worldwide. Between its European debut on 24 November 2000 and the end of March 2005, over 31 million PlayStation®2 units have been shipped across the PAL territories, over 87 million world-wide, making it one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history.

About Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand

SCE New Zealand, based in Auckland, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation®, PS one® and PlayStation®2 software and hardware in New Zealand. Over 260,000 consoles have been shipped in New Zealand, by January 2005. With both CD and DVD capabilities, PlayStation®2 offers consumers a diverse range of computer entertainment solutions and is supported with over 800 high quality software titles.

PlayStation and the PlayStation logo, PS one, PS2 and PSP are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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