NEW YORK, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone now has the opportunity to become a global movie star with Yoostar2. In an instant you can step into the shoes of famous characters from hundreds of movies, play out the part and then share your performance with the world.
Yoostar Entertainment Group today announced the upcoming release of its next generation video game, Yoostar2, for Kinect™ for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and PlayStation®Move system. The company will unveil Yoostar2 this week to the gaming industry and press at the E3 Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.
Yoostar2 allows players to perform in hundreds of famous movie scenes, record their performances, and share them with friends and family online. Using the sensor of the Kinect™ for Xbox 360 and the PlayStation®Eye, Yoostar2 achieves Hollywood "green screen" style effects without the use of a green screen. In an instant, players can literally step into well-known movie scenes and play the roles of the world's most famous actors.
"Yoostar2 will bring the magic and fun of Hollywood into living rooms across America," said Gregory Fischbach, President and CEO, Yoostar Entertainment Group. "The new console platforms have allowed us to make the experience totally immersive and incredibly easy."
Once a scene is recorded, players can upload their performances to Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network or the PlayStation®Network, share the performances on social networks such as Facebook and Yoostar.com and view them on virtually all devices, including smart phones, PC's and consoles. Players increase status through community participation, such as sharing, rating and commenting on others' performances. "We have created something entirely new—a 'Social Video Game' that bridges the worlds of social games and video games," said Fischbach. "The result is a game that's incredibly fun to play with friends, lets you create and share your own video online, and provides a social game mechanic that motivates you to play and participate in the community. It's like nothing the video game industry has seen before."
Yoostar2 features an innovative user interface driven by Kinect™ for Xbox 360 gesture-based technology and PlayStation®Move motion controllers and created by Blitz Games Studios, one of the world's leading game developers. Players' performances are scored, allowing them to rise from "struggling actor" to "superstar", but the game also encourages improvised performances that draw on players' creativity. Yoostar2 features multiple gameplay modes, including a "party mode" that allows a group of players to perform in quick succession and a progression mode where players face a series of challenges and unlock new scenes.
Yoostar has secured world-class movie content from leading motion picture studios, including Paramount, Universal, MGM, Lions Gate, and Warner Bros. The Yoostar library features hundreds of iconic movie scenes and top Hollywood talent. The game comes with 60 scenes, and players can purchase and download additional scenes from the Yoostar library during or apart from gameplay.
Yoostar will release more information about the game, including an official launch date, in the weeks to come.
About Yoostar Entertainment Group:
Yoostar Entertainment Group is the world's first Social Video Game Company. Perfectly blending aspects of online video creation and sharing, social gaming and social networking, Yoostar creates a new kind of personalized entertainment experience that's immersive, fun and social. Founded in 2007, Yoostar has offices in New York City and Los Angeles. Find out more on Yoostar.com, on Facebook (Facebook.com/yoostar), or follow @Yoostar or @gregoryf on Twitter.
About Blitz Games Studios:
Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, Blitz Games Studios is based in Leamington Spa and was founded by industry veterans Philip and Andrew Oliver. It now has more than 220 staff and its six divisions encompass mature titles (Volatile Games), Serious Games (TruSim), family titles (Blitz Games), licensable middleware (BlitzTech), downloadable games (Blitz Arcade) and its education division (Blitz Academy). Blitz also runs the Blitz 1UP initiative, which is an outlet for small, independent teams to bring their titles – finished and unfinished – to market. www.BlitzGamesStudios.com.