Nordic Games has announced the July release of We Sing Encore, the follow-up to hit Wii karaoke title We Sing.
The sequel will feature 40 new songs - the majority of which will be accompanied by their original music video - including tunes from pop, rock, rap and R&B and will bring together party classics such as Love Shack (B52s), contemporary hits like Fight For This Love (Cheryl Cole), crowd-pleasers like Don't Stop Movin' (S Club 7) and hip-hop hits like Shut Up (Black Eyed Peas).
In addition to a new selection of songs, We Sing Encore will introduce a host of new features. A single-player reward system will offer soloists a new challenge, whilst groups can opt for competitive or co-operative achievements designed to reward the very best performances.
A 'real karaoke' mode offers the greatest challenge, removing backing vocals entirely. Other gameplay enhancements include the introduction of 'Star Notes' and a new jukebox mode allowing non-stop music.
Those who like to sing, but fear their howling will upset the neighbours will be pleased to find new singing lessons, designed to teach players how to sing like a pro.
"We Sing Encore takes the central premise of We Sing and builds upon it in every way," said Nik Blower, Nordic Games Sales and Marketing Director. "With free rein to pick any song from any label, we've come up with what we think is the best line-up on Nintendo Wii. And the addition of 10 tracks exclusive to the English, Swedish and German versions will ensure players in those markets will benefit from even more of their favourite tracks."
The 30 core songs featured on every version of We Sing Encore are as follows:
B52s - Love Shack
Black Eyed Peas - Shut Up
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Cheryl Cole - Fight For This Love
Coldplay - Yellow
Elton John - Tiny Dancer
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Gwen Stefani featuring Akon - The Sweet Escape
Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity
Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted
Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby
Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine
Lady GaGa feat. Colby O'Donis & Akon - Just Dance
Lily Allen - Smile
Lou Bega - Mambo No 5
Lynyrd Skynrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Mika - Grace Kelly
Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten
Pixie Lott - Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)
Plain White Ts - Hey There Delilah
Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy
Rihanna - Umbrella
Robyn feat. Kleerup - With Every Heartbeat
Simply Red - Holding Back The Years
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Spandau Ballet - Gold
The Supremes - Baby Love
Taio Cruz - Break Your Heart
The Veronicas - Untouched
Westlife - Flying Without Wings
The 10 additional tracks will be unveiled exclusively by the game's official Twitter @WeSingGame account over the coming days.
We Sing Encore will be available for Wii in July 2010.