Konami's Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2 Now Available
November 18, 2008
KONAMI'S KARAOKE REVOLUTION PRESENTS: AMERICAN IDOL ENCORE 2 NOW AVAILABLE IN RETAIL STORES NATIONWIDE
American Idol Judges Team Up for The Third Installment of the Number One Singing Game Series In America. Available Now on Xbox 360, Wii and the PLAYSTATION 3 System
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. and announce today that Karaoke Revolution® Presents: American Idol® Encore 2 for the Xbox 360® video game entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™ has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Featuring 40 all new smash-hit songs, including hits performed on the show, and several unique modes of play, KRAIE 2 enables players to sing and perform through a full season of competition to claim the title of American Idol. Contestants are challenged to put on their best performance as they must face digital versions of the famed judges - Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, who are ready to critique their singing performances.
"With Karaoke Revolution® Presents: American Idol® Encore, fans of the #1 TV show in America are given the ability to create their own personal American Idol experience and bring the excitement and competition into their living rooms. We expect KRAIE2 to be the ultimate must-have gift this holiday season," said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
James Ngo, Director of Consumer Products FME, North America commented: "KRAIE 2 offers American Idol devotees yet another opportunity to enjoy the hit series all year round. It is the ideal taster to wet the nations appetites' until the eighth season of the show airs in January,"
Karaoke Revolution® Presents: American Idol® Encore 2 allows players to play the part of an American Idol contestant as they audition, earn an invitation to Hollywood and ultimately perform in front of the crowd on center stage. Just like the TV show, the evaluation by the game's judges will affect whether or not they move on to the next round of competition. Additionally, players will be able to personalize their own contestant with clothing, hair styles and accessories in the Character Customization mode, creating a specialized look that is sure to catch the attention of the judges and the crowd. Those using either Xbox 360 or the PLAYSTATION®3 system can utilize the new online Co-Op head-to-head-mode to work together towards reaching their American Idol dream. In addition, Xbox 360 users can use Vision via Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network support to bring them directly into the competition and also select and download from a catalog of hit songs.
American Idol, which is approaching the eighth season, continues to dominate television ratings and break viewership records, averaging more than 30 million viewers per episode. The latest record-breaking installment of the nation's most watched show laid claim to 31.7 million viewers for its finale episode.
Karaoke Revolution® Presents: American Idol® Encore 2 is rated "E" for Everyone and is now available on Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™ and in retail outlets nationwide.