Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products today announced a partnership to bring original content from the award-winning hit television series GLEE to Konami’s famed Karaoke Revolution franchise. Karaoke Revolution Glee, set to release this fall on Wii, will feature the chart-topping music and captivating performances from one of the most talked about programs of the year. The game will give fans the chance to play the ultimate underdog as they perform the songs featured on the show.
"This partnership with Fox is very symbolic to us as we are thrilled to be the first to bring GLEE to video game consoles," said Shinji Hirano, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "We plan to elevate the Karaoke Revolution franchise even further by giving fans a chance to pick up the mic and interact with their favorite characters, themes and music from one of the most popular television franchises to date."
"This is the kind of game that GLEE fans, or ‘Gleeks’ as they’re affectionately known, have been waiting for. We all know they’ve been singing along with their favorite characters during the show, now this game will let them rack up points in the process," said Gary Rosenfeld, Senior Vice President, New Media for Fox Consumer Products. "This partnership also reflects our on-going strategy to develop GLEE as a long-term brand at retail."
In Karaoke Revolution Glee, gamers can play alongside their favorite GLEE characters including the infamous Rachel Berry, football star Finn Hudson, and the GLEE club’s fearless leader, Will Schuester. Performing some of the most memorable scenes from Season One, players can belt out up to 35 chart-topping hits and tunes from the popular TV series. Millions of fans nationwide have made GLEE one of the leading musical franchises of our time. "Gleeks" both young and old will now get their chance to engross themselves in their favorite show like never before. In multiplayer singing games, Gleeks can sing in harmonies or as a duet, creating the kind of performance that not even Sue Sylvester can resist!
As an added bonus, unlockable content will be available in a special gameplay mode where gamers can access memorable show moments from Season One. Karaoke Revolution Glee will also utilize Karaoke Revolution’s proprietary voice recognition technology, which accurately recognizes and scores vocal pitch and rhythm helping gamers reach those hard-hitting notes and perfect their harmonies!
Karaoke Revolution Glee is slated to be released this fall exclusively for Wii.