Lips sequel belts out Coldplay, MC Hammer

Microsoft's motion-sensing-mic-equipped karaoke game gets Number One Hits edition this October.

A good deal of speculation surrounded Microsoft's 2008 Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference, fueled primarily by a massive information leak by market-research firm Intellisponse. Among talk of an all-new Xbox Live with a Mii-like avatar system (later revealed to be the New Xbox Experience), the leak dropped first word on Lips, a karaoke rhythm game with an innovative microphone.

A second set of Lips is on its way.

This year, Microsoft isn't waiting until its E3 press conference to announce the latest installment in the Lips franchise. The company said today that Lips: Number One Hits will be available for the Xbox 360 in October. As with the first game, Number One Hits integrates with a wireless, motion-sensing microphone that synchs up with the various songs in the game to create unique light displays.

Microsoft did not delve into new features that would be included with Lips: Number One Hits, but the publisher did reveal the game's first tunes. Songs thus far announced for Number One Hits are: Coldplay's "Viva la Vida," Rihanna's "Disturbia," MC Hammer's "U Can't Touch This," Timbaland featuring OneRepublic's "Apologize," Culture Club's "Karma Chameleon," Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," Roy Orbison's "Oh, Pretty Woman," and Tokio Hotel's "Ready, Set, Go!"

Microsoft did not reveal how many songs would be available as part of the final package, though the publisher did note that new songs will be added for the game on a weekly basis. The original game contained 40 songs, came bundled with two mics, and retailed for $69.99.

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27 comments
sirbargearse
sirbargearse

Yeah I gotta say that although it's a great game the DLC releases are trickling out rather than flooding the market. Bit of a negative aspect. Also rather than only having one Nirvana track (for example) each successful artist should have mulitple tracks made available. Come on MS. If you're gonna wanna steal Sing Star's thunder you need to do it right! But the game is fun to play with what songs ARE there.

handofmessiah
handofmessiah

cant touch this.... na na na na.... cant wait to do the shuffle with the motion detection mics ha ha ha ha!!!

MagicOneUp
MagicOneUp

MC Hammer...? wtf... its time to fill up those pants with hillium... and those whacky hairdo

xchiefmegadethx
xchiefmegadethx

I love Lips... Play it all the time And im a freaking METAL HEAD! figure that one out

Sagacious_Tien
Sagacious_Tien

Sounds good, though I really dislike the cover art.

necronaux
necronaux

Surprisingly, there hasn't been an American Idol version of these games (has there?).

cooldude03
cooldude03

I like Lips, but the DL content on all music games are overpriced. I realize the dl songs are good. 1 song isn't bad but once you start buying multiple songs the price adds up quick. Hopefully this will be available without mic. I would much rather purchase a disk with more songs than the dl content.

jjwalker9600
jjwalker9600

This will be the first time I will ever play this. I have read the comments below and I am kind of curious.I might have to read more reviews on Gamespot before I make a decision.

jadefury27
jadefury27

the lips dlc doesn't come out enough for me. the fall out boy and new edition packs were fun though.

dliv666
dliv666

SONG LIST LOOKS ACE ..............BRING ON THE CLASSICS ...........LIPS is much better technically than sing star

gandalf_storm
gandalf_storm

sounds dissapointing so far, hope the rest of the 40 are better tunes, lips may have funky mics but singstar is way better

puppiemaster
puppiemaster

Lips is crap compared to Singstar, I have both and Singstar is just so much better and the Songs on Singstar are cheaper as well.

tonicmole
tonicmole

Hmmmm.....I have the first Lips and it's a really good singing game but the songs BLOW!

SpikedStrider
SpikedStrider

AlphaCommando...... wake up!! Every game out there is a rip off of another game. The mere fact you point it shows you are a fanboy. This game and singstar are crap to me, but I don't dillusion myself into thinking that a game can't exist just because the is a similar title out there.

AlphaCommando
AlphaCommando

Wait, so Microsoft are continuing this Singstar rip-off?

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

If you love music with no melody and high falsetto then Coldplay is for you.

CleanPlayer
CleanPlayer

Marvin Gaye? Now that's some vintage R&B right there we can all jam too.

blankshore
blankshore

@Sharpie125: You sir, just won the internets. Nice to see fellow Radiohead fans on GS! Radiohead songs are pretty hard to sing, though. Thom's got a lot of range. Plus their biggest singles recently have been Nude, Reckoner, and House of Cards--and they're all really hard to sing.

ehsan8888
ehsan8888

Stop.......... Milkin' Time! Seriously though it hasn't even been a year for them to release a sequel.

blankshore
blankshore

Chris Martin--the lead singer of Coldplay--can't even sing Viva la Vida live. How are we supposed to?!

T-razor1
T-razor1

I don't see the point of a sequel why not just continue to release it as DLC.

melante
melante

hopefully this will add more musical features: "just" shaking the mics to set the song's mood didn't really add much fun to the game, IMHO.... besides, it'd be great if one day all singing games would work with just a standard usb mic instead of each having their own junk :(

Jaysonguy
Jaysonguy

The Lips games get content like every 3 mins Hopefully it allows all the DLC the first one has