In the UK, SingStar has long been the benchmark for console-based karaoke games, spawning numerous sequels since it debuted on the PlayStation 2 back in 2004. Since then, a number of titles have given the series a run for its money, including Guitar Hero World Tour, Rock Band, and Microsoft's moderately well received Lips on Xbox 360, which added wireless microphones to the genre.
Playing catch-up, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced new wireless microphones for the series, which will be available from March 20. While the mics won't feature snappy LED lights (a la Lips), they will, according to an announcement, feature new voice control options, which will allow couch potatoes to use the microphone to "announce which track you want to sing next...and even shop and search through your SingStore Carousel using your voice." The microphones also offer improved audio quality and are compatible with the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2.
Coming later in April is a new instalment in the series for the PS3, SingStar Pop Edition, which follows in the footsteps of SingStar Vol. 3. The full track listing for SingStar Pop Edition is below.
Alphabeat - 10,000 Nights of Thunder
Amy Winehouse - Rehab
Black Kids - I'm Not Going to Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance
Bon Jovi - Livin' On a Prayer
Chris Brown - With You
Chris De Burgh - Lady in Red
Cyndi Lauper - True Colors
Gloria Estefan - Rhythm Is Gonna Get You
Jordin Sparks feat. Chris Brown - No Air
Kaiser Chiefs - Never Miss a Beat
Kate Nash - Mouthwash
Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
Klaxons - Gravity's Rainbow
Little Jackie - The World Should Revolve Around Me
NERD - Sooner or Later
Pink - So What!
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Robbie Williams - Angels
Robyn - Be Mine
Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me
Sam Sparro - Black and Gold
Solange - I Decided
Sugababes - Girls
The Feeling - Rose
The Killers - Human
The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
The Script - The Man Who Can't Be Moved
Will Young - Changes
will.i.am Feat Cheryl Cole - Heartbreaker
Yazoo - Don't Go