Sony Computer Entertainment Australia today announced a partnership with internationally renowned children's group The Wiggles.
The licensing agreement will see SingStar® The Wiggles created exclusively for PlayStation®. It will release on PlayStation®2 in May 2010 and PlayStation®3 later in the year in Australia and New Zealand.
The Wiggles have become a worldwide phenomenon over their 19 year career, selling over 23 million DVDs and 7 million CDs worldwide. Now, with their first ever full computer game release, thousands of young fans of The Wiggles in Australia and New Zealand will be able to experience the interactive and rewarding experience of singing along to their favourite tunes. Anthony Field, Jeff Fatt, Sam Moran, Murray Cook, together with children's favourites Dorothy the Dinosaur and Captain Feathersword will be featured in the computer game debut, that will lead children and families through their classic songs, such as 'Hot Potato' and 'Wake up Jeff!'.
"SingStar The Wiggles is a PlayStation title designed exclusively for children. Every day, kids around the world sing along to their favourite albums and videos released by The Wiggles. Now, with SingStar, we can offer fans of The Wiggles an interactive and rewarding experience as children learn to perform their favourite songs in the lounge rooms across Australia and New Zealand," said Michael Ephraim, Managing Director, Sony Computer Entertainment Australia and New Zealand.
"Paul Field, Managing Director, The Wiggles Productions stated, "After nearly twenty years of making music, filming videos, and entertaining children around the world, The Wiggles have reached a new level of entertainment by joining together with Sony Computer Entertainment to create The Wiggles' SingStar game. I'm sure there will be young adults who have grown up with The Wiggles' music who will be grabbing the mic and doing the 'Hot Potato'. It's fantastic, for the first time ever you can be the fifth Wiggle and sing along with the fab four of fun!"
"Anthony Field, Blue Wiggle, said of the association, "We're all really excited that children of all ages can sing along with the pick of our songs from over the years. I've had a go at the game and it's funny to realise that I'd even forgotten some of the words to our songs! My children love being able to hold a microphone and sing along to the songs they know so well."
Both The Wiggles and SingStar are success stories in their own right. The Wiggles gained fame with their music, television shows and DVD releases; they are broadcast in over 100 countries, have received 17 Gold, 12 Platinum, 3 Double Platinum and 10 Multi-Platinum awards for their videos and music, have won 8 ARIA awards for Best Children's Album and 4 APRA Song Awards for Best Children's Song. The group was further recognised as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors in 2008 and were awarded in 2010 the Order of Australia for their services to children's entertainment and the arts.
SingStar The Wiggles brings families together, as parents and children sing along to their favourite songs. The official tracklist for the PS2 version will be: