SingStar PS3 crooning May 20

Sony London's karaoke rhythm game arriving in the US next month.

While Harmonix and MTV Games have been giving Europeans the runaround with the critically lionized Rock Band, Sony has been pulling a similar stunt on North American gamers with its karaoke rhythm game SingStar for the PlayStation 3. As MTV Games finally set Rock Band's Euro release on the Xbox 360 for May 23, so too has Sony established a date for SingStar PS3, saying today the game will be available in the US on May 20.

SingStar is one of three games Sony will have on show at this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which runs this weekend in Indio, California, just outside of Palm Springs. At the event, those who choose to ascend the game's sound stage will be able to sing a tune and then browse the game's online SingStore to view downloadable songs or upload their performance for online distribution through My SingStar Online. Also on offer during the music event will be the recently released Gran Turismo 5 Prologue and Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet.

Little information has been revealed regarding the US version of the Sony London-developed karaoke title. When the game launched in PAL regions last year, it came packed with 36 songs, with more than 100 additional songs currently available for purchase through the SingStore.

Sony has not yet revealed pricing information or a finalized set list for the US edition of the game. For more on SingStar on the PlayStation 3, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Written By

Want the latest news about SingStar?

SingStar

SingStar

Discussion

26 comments
sireric1212
sireric1212

Add some J-pop/J-rock and this would sell a lot more copies

VenomRitual
VenomRitual

can u upload enw songs from the harddrive to sing?

Sony_Loyalist
Sony_Loyalist

Looking good, fealing great! Sony - like.no.other!

marbigmarbig
marbigmarbig

Been out since about mid last year in New Zealand. Not really my kind of game anyway.

pukmok
pukmok

I dont #$%^& care about singstar!!! What about Buzz? I just want a release date.

twistedhades
twistedhades

wow cool now we could have karoeke at my crib yoohooo ps3 rules with singstar

Amnesiac23
Amnesiac23 moderator

I'm glad they set a date so I don't have to hear that demo on the PS3 at work anymore LOL But I might actually play this one, seeing as I've never played the others.

reese1400
reese1400

237 songs in the Coachella version, but most songs are real main stream pop from several decades. Nothing really hard-rock or metal or even classic rock. It's really fun to play though, they have all the videos of the songs, and they're all master recordings (no covers like Rock Band).

gorilazandgames
gorilazandgames

I've played the ps2 version with some friends... IT WAS DAMN FUN! I'm for sure picking this up....

thestickman
thestickman

I guess I actually have interest in this series due to Rock Band now... I'm sure the game gets plenty of users in Japan though :D Looks interesting, I may have to pick it up and make my family and friends sing with me, haha.

belwyrm
belwyrm

A symptom of my boredom that I actually read this story......I'm a horrible singer....don't really know anyone who's any good......oh well

ps360fan
ps360fan

I used to like Rockband, that is until I realized that a guitar is cheaper and not as fake......also I am pretty excited about this game and will be sure to pick it up.>>> Yes, but not everyone can play the guitar.

shabab12
shabab12

haze wont effect singstar. People who want singstar are gonna get singstar no matter what as its a party game.

damariners
damariners

[This message was deleted at the request of a moderator or administrator]

graze81
graze81

I was never interested in this series, but for some reason, I might actually pick this up.

EPaul
EPaul

This iteration looks promising with the whole youtube like thing for home made music videos, and music video in the background while you sing

ghost867
ghost867

Same day as Haze? Well that's dumb....

X-RS
X-RS

you prolly thought it would blow cuz a the pic as well, eh?

therealcoolin
therealcoolin

i thought this game woould blow too, but its a lot of fun. my bud got one wit his ps2 slim white for his bday good for a couple hours of laughter

ocdog45
ocdog45

i never got into this. who really just wants to sing bad.

chupamelpo
chupamelpo

GREAT!! I'll just look for this game under the Dumbest Games section.

Sony_Soilder78
Sony_Soilder78

I used to like Rockband, that is until I realized that a guitar is cheaper and not as fake......also I am pretty excited about this game and will be sure to pick it up.

Lucidmike78
Lucidmike78

I used to like Kareoke games like Kareoke Revolution and Sing Star. That was until I played Rock Band.

Mush_Mouth
Mush_Mouth

These games always seem like a really fun idea, and then I remember that I'd have to hear my friends sing again.