As a proclaimed “Gleek,” I was quite pleased to see the familiar yellow and red logo and cheerleader booth girls at Konami’s booth in the South Hall at E3 2010.
See, Konami has announced that it is creating Karaoke Revolution: Glee for the Wii, and preparing it for a Winter 2010 release. As you can probably guess, players will be able to grab some mics and sing along with their favorite songs from the TV series.
To promote the game, Konami had set up two semi-soundproof booths where attendees could step in and start singing. After stepping inside, I picked up a mic and prepared to sing along with the Glee cast version of “Somebody to Love”, originally performed by Queen. The song was taken directly from the Glee series, and that wasn’t the only thing.
Instead of adding in animated characters or surroundings, Konami has taken excerpts from the Glee tv series and has them playing in the background while you sing. So I was able to see snippets of New Directions performing “Somebody to Love,” while also watching some brief other “romantic” segments from the series.
The gameplay from Karaoke Revolution: Glee is just like all of the other Karaoke Revolution games. You set the difficulty before you start and then sing. The lyrics appear on the bottom of the screen, along with a running gauge that shows whether or not you’re on pitch. If you do well, you can string together notes and earn massive points.
If you enjoy the Glee TV series, which millions of people do, then this is the game for you. If not, then you may want to check out another Karaoke Revolution game.