There hasn’t been one of these games since You’re in the Movies and we all know how popular that was… Now that the Kinect and PlayStation Move are the new toys that everyone is playing with, Namco Bandai and Yoostar Entertainment are to release Yoostar 2.
“This is the most innovative use of camera technology we’ve seen to date,” said Alberto González Lorca, VP Third Parties, NAMCO BANDAI Partners. “The moment you see yourself on screen in Yoostar2 is the moment you fall in love with it. We’re convinced this will be the next social gaming sensation and we’re delighted to have secured the rights to distribute the game throughout Europe.”
Convinced they may well be, but unless people have a lot of space in their room, it’s not going to be that social or maybe a little too social, if you know what I mean. They’re claiming that players can be a part of their favourite movies and TV programs, now unless they mean real actual movies that exist in the real world such as Harry Potter and TV progs like Coronation Street or something, then maybe it will have some appeal.
“We have no doubt that this fantastic product will capture the imaginations of everyone who sees it,” said Olivier Comte, VP Marketing, Sales & Publishing at NAMCO BANDAI Partners. “Yoostar2 is a brilliantly simple idea, but one that demanded specific advances in gaming technology. Now that technology has arrived and we can’t wait to get the game into people’s hands.”
It’s due to be released in the first quarter of 2011 when gamers can stick to the script or create brand new scenes using the game’s hysterical ad-lib feature and as for the social part, the option to use the ‘advanced’ social media features will allow players to share their videos with their friends.
“To say there has been considerable interest in the distribution rights to Yoostar2 would be an understatement,” added Gregory Fischbach, CEO, Yoostar Entertainment Group. “Almost every major player has been keen to sign the game, but in the end, we felt Namco Bandai’s European muscle won out, and we’re thrilled to be working with them on what will be unquestionably one of the biggest releases of the year.”