Remember a while back when we discovered that Lips Uno had been trademarked? Looks like that little revelation did indeed herald the arrival of a new Lips sequel, with Lips: Number One Hits announced today by Microsoft. As you may have already guessed, Number One Hits is a game full of number one hits, from Culture Club to MC Hammer and of course, Timbaland. Oh what fun!
It seems that Microsoft is determined to make the Xbox 360 a casual haven, despite the original game failing to capture the imagination of the mainstream. I guess we now have yearly Lips sequels to look forward to, and yet more wonderful commercials in which pretty-faced simpletons act like baboons while trying to convey how much of a fun party the Xbox 360 truly is.
Hit the jump for the full press release. You are so very excited.
From Coldplay to Culture Club to MC Hammer, the second title in the "Lips" franchise offers a diverse collection of global chart-topping tunes Grab your friends and family and warm up those vocal chords! It’s time to transform your next get-together into a memory-making musical affair with “Lips: Number One Hits.” Combined with the original “Lips” game, “Lips: Number One Hits” sets the stage for the ultimate singing party with a new collection of global chart-topping songs to satisfy even the choosiest of performers. So regardless if your preferred stage is an amphitheatre, or just your living room, everyone will love the latest from Xbox 360’s exclusive singing franchise.
Hitting store shelves in October 2009, “Lips: Number One Hits” features popular tracks spanning diverse genres and generations that have graced the No. 1 position on major global charts. These top tunes include:
• “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay • “Disturbia” by Rihanna • “U Can’t Touch This,” by MC Hammer • “More Than Words,” by Extreme • “Apologize” by Timbaland featuring OneRepublic • “Karma Chameleon” by Culture Club • “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye • “Oh, Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison • “Ready, Set, Go!” by Tokio Hotel • And many more yet to be announced!
Combined with the power of the motion-sensitive LED wireless microphones, which are compatible with the top third-party music games releasing this fall, “Lips: Number One Hits” should let even the shiest closet singers grab a mic and strut their stuff with friends and family.
“Lips: Number One Hits” and the original “Lips” game combine to create the ultimate singing party, with more songs to keep the fun rocking all night long. But for singers with an insatiable appetite for variety, both the Xbox LIVE Marketplace and the in-game Get Music Store feature a vast library of tunes that can be downloaded for both titles. New tracks of all genres and artist-specific songs packs are added regularly each week, so personal catalogs can keep growing and growing. “Lips,” combined with the power of Xbox LIVE, makes Xbox 360 the best destination for music game fans.
“Lips,” Xbox 360’s first exclusive singing party game from iNiS, launched November 2008. The second title, “Lips: Number One Hits,” launches this October 2009. More information on “Lips” is available at http://lips.xbox.com.
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