123KINECT member dirtyvu has found loads of new info about the “Better With Kinect” (and Kinect required for some features, according to the new info) downloadable Xbox 360 karaoke game called simply Karaoke from The Karaoke Channel‘s website and I also found a video interview with gameplay footage from Gamer QC which you can watch above, but unfortunately it’s only available in French . Here’s the new info:
Karaoke for Xbox 360 – Coming Soon!
Bring the fun of karaoke home with Karaoke for Xbox 360
“Karaoke” for Xbox 360, an exciting new entertainment service from Microsoft Studios, Stingray Music USA Inc., and iNiS Corporation will be available through Xbox LIVE in time for the holidays. Offering more than 8,000 songs, in the most popular genres like Pop, Rock, Country, R&B/Hip-Hop and more, there are songs for everyone to sing whether your favorites are in the style of today’s top-charting artists or yesterday’s legends.
Your avatar will be singing on a stage with adoring fans grooving along and the more you sing and strike the poses, the more moola, props, fans and fun you’ll earn. Songs are streamed instantly to your Xbox and to keep the party going, you can search or browse for songs when someone is singing using the top navigation or use SmartGlass.
- More than 8000 songs in Pop, Rock, Country, R&B/Hip-Hop and more
- Today’s hits and yesterday’s golden oldies in the style of top-charting artists
- Free to try with a daily selection of free songs
- Songs added regularly in all genres and eras
- Songs are streamed – no need to wait for download
- Avatar sings on stage with fans in audience adds to the fun
- Earn moola, props and fans by singing more songs and striking a pose
- Browse and search while singing to add to the song queue, to keep the party going
- SmartGlass integration to browse, search and queue songs
- Lead Vocal option to help learn songs or give shy singers a little more confidence
- Key Change to adjust the pitch of songs to allow singers more choice for their vocal range
- Favorites to easily access your “go-to” karaoke songs
- History to easily find and replay songs
- With songs for everyone’s taste in music, Karaoke for Xbox 360 is perfect for all age groups whether for karaoke parties with friends or family gatherings with all generations
- Everything you need is in your Xbox 360 – there is no longer any need to rent heavy equipment and buy hundreds of CDs
- Why go to a bar and wait for hours to sing when you can invite your friends over and sing all the songs you want to sing when you want to sing 24/7!
- Use the on screen search for song title or artist name or SmartGlass and forget about passing around the torn printed song lists
- To sing all songs available, Karaoke Passes will be available for purchase using Microsoft Points, in blocks of 2 hours, 6 hours or 24 hours
- Xbox 360
- Xbox LIVE account (Free or Gold)
- High speed Internet connection
- Xbox 360 compatible microphone: Xbox 360 Headset or Xbox Wireless
- Microphone or Xbox 360 compatible USB microphone
- Kinect required for some features