Ubisoft announces Fame Academy

Ubisoft announces that it will release PC and PS2 games inspired by the UK reality TV show Fame Academy later this year.

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Ubisoft has today announced that it has entered into an agreement with French producer Monte Cristo to publish Fame Academy for the PC and PlayStation 2 in the UK later this year. Based on the popular reality TV show of the same name, the Fame Academy games will challenge players to guide their chosen characters to stardom via a number of music-themed challenges.

The PC version of Fame Academy is described as a life and concert simulation game, and it will require players to manage the winner of the Fame Academy TV show as they strive for international superstardom. Players will be required to employ professionals to teach their wannabe star new skills, determine their image by selecting different hairstyles and clothing, and even produce concerts at top world venues by setting up dance steps, music, and lighting effects.

The PS2 version of Fame Academy will be quite different and will focus on the TV show itself. Players will assume control of one of 10 candidates in the academy and, using either a standard controller or a dance mat, will have to progress through seven elimination stages to win the competition. The game will feature both single- and multiplayer gameplay modes.

Both versions of Fame Academy will feature a selection of music from well-known artists, and those confirmed for inclusion to date include Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Christina Milian, Texas, Ce Ce Peniston, Donna Summer, Ms Dynamite, One T, Elton John, Daniel Bedingfield, Lionel Richie, Cunnie Williams, Oliver Cheatham, and Havana Delirio. Fame Academy for the PC is currently scheduled for release in the UK in October, while the PS2 version will follow in November. We'll bring you more information on both of the games as soon as it becomes available.

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