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Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced that Karaoke Revolution® Presents: American Idol for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system has been certified gold master and will ship to stores in North America on January 2, 2007. Based on the #1 hit FOX television series, the game lets players test their singing ability as an American Idol contestant, singing along to 40 chart-topping songs and being evaluated by judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

The closest fans of the hit television series can get to the show without an audition, Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol lets players take on the role of an American Idol contestant in the new American Idol mode as they audition, earn an invitation to Hollywood and face the expert evaluation of the judges. Players can sing along to 40 different songs, ranging from contemporary hits to classics from the 60s, 70s and 80s, using an official PlayStation®2 USB microphone or headset.

Using a unique gameplay mechanic new to the series, comments from the judges and the player’s popularity with the crowd will ultimately decide whether the player moves on to the later rounds of the competition. Further immersing the player in the American Idol experience, Simon and Randy will critique many specific aspects of each performance including pitch, consistency, and song difficulty, bringing their own unique personalities to the game.

Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol is rated E10+ by the ESRB.

SOURCE: Press Release

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