Glee has turned into quite the runaway success, and in its quest to take over pop culture as we know it, has even been turned into a videogame. And it would seem, a videogame that a lot of people bought, because Konami has just announced Karaoke Revolution Glee: Volume 2 for the Nintendo Wii.
"We knew that GLEE fans were unbelievably passionate and loyal, but even we were surprised by the overwhelming success of the first Karaoke Revolution Glee title and the demand for the follow-up," said Shinji Hirano, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "Well, now 'Gleeks' have their wish. With this new game they can perform even more of the hits that have made the show such a runaway success."
The sequel will feature songs from the second part of the first season of Glee, including "Gives You Hell," "Bad Romance," and "Like a Prayer." (Also "Dream On" and "U Can't Touch This" if the screenshots are to be believed.) You can even sing along with Vocal Adrenaline's Jesse St. James, although they haven't specified a full song list yet. As with the first game, there are clips from the show during the songs. And this time around, they've added a vibrato indicator, and independent volume controls as well as vocal effects to customize your sound. Now if the vocal controls could actually make me sound like I could sing, that would be a pretty nifty trick!
On the plus side, it's part of Konami's Karaoke Revolution series, so the technology is great, and the actual singing gameplay is solid. But if they could just fix one thing, it would be the obnoxiously loud shout of "Glee!" and the graphic of the logo that pops up everytime you do really well. When you're trying to sing, it's incredibly distracting! Also, offer a version without a microphone so everyone who bought the first one doesn't have to pay extra for a mic they don't need. (Unless it's a wireless mic, which would be awesome.)
Look for Karaoke Revolution Glee: Volume 2 this spring, exclusively for the Wii.