Now, High School Musical is a Disney juggernaut who could take on anyone, perhaps even the titan known as Hannah Montana. It's no surprise to see HSM games, but it is nice to see that a solid developer, Zoë Mode, is producing this one.
Disney Sing It: High School Musical 3: Senior Year is the only karaoke game that features 10 songs from the film “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” and several from the first two “High School Musical” movies. Perhaps memorable is the wrong word. If my niece and her friends are any indication, then "infectious" may be more appropriate.
“Whether you are new to the scene or have been following the excitement at East High from day one, ‘Disney Sing It: High School Musical 3: Senior Year’ will have you ready to get up and join the fun from the very first note,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “Packed with 25 songs from all three ‘High School Musical’ films, this is the must-have video game for all true fans.”
While I may be unsure as to what separates fake from true HSM fans, I do know that the game has plenty of options for folks in either category. Disney Sing It: High School Musical 3: Senior Year allows teams of up to eight people to sing along with and compete on High School Musical videos. All of the songs will be available in varying difficulties for single and multiplayer modes.
Disney Sing It: High School Musical 3: Senior Year is going to be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and the Wii. It's scheduled for a February 17 release date. And will carry an E for Everyone ESRB rating. It will come as a standalone game for those who already have a microphone and as a bundle with one made by Logitech.
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About the “HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL” Video Game Franchise
Disney Interactive Studios publishes a successful franchise of High School Musical based games which have reached over 6.5 million units sold in worldwide since the initial release of “High School Musical: Sing It!” for Wii and PlayStation 2 system; and “High School Musical” for the Nintendo DS in fall 2007. The title was followed up with “High School Musical: Work this Out!” for Nintendo DS in spring 2008. To coincide with the theatrical release of “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” in fall 2008, Disney Interactive Studios released two rhythm based games, “High School Musical 3: Senior Year DANCE!” for the Wii, Xbox 360 system, and PlayStation2 system and “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” for Nintendo DS, The company also released “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”, a new mobile game available now on most major wireless carriers.
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About HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR
Disney’s “High School Musical” phenomenon leaps onto the big screen in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR, in which America’s favorite high school students (ZAC EFRON, VANESSA HUDGENS, ASHLEY TISDALE, LUCAS GRABEEL, CORBIN BLEU and MONIQUE COLEMAN) hit senior year. Amidst a basketball championship, prom and a big spring musical featuring all of the Wildcats, Troy and Gabriella vow to make every moment last as their lifelong college dreams put the future of their relationship in question. A crew of sophomore Wildcats (MATT PROKOP, JUSTIN MARTIN, JEMMA MCKENZIE-BROWN) joins in the fun as the film’s incredible new music and exciting dance numbers take maximum advantage of the big screen. Directed by Kenny Ortega from a screenplay written by Peter Barsocchini, the film opened in theaters Oct. 24.
About Disney Interactive Studios
Disney Interactive Studios, part of Disney Interactive Media Group, is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). Disney Interactive Studios self publishes and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games, mobile games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with other interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. Disney Interactive Studios is based in Glendale, California, and has six internal video game development studios around the world: Avalanche Software, Fall Line Studio, Propaganda Games, Black Rock Studio, GameStar and Junction Point Studios; and two internal mobile game development studios: Enorbus and Living Mobile.