Yoostar Entertainment Group, together with All Interactive Entertainment, today announced the upcoming release of Yoostar2 for PS3, compatible with the PlayStation®Move motion controller.
Everyone now has the opportunity to become a global movie star with Yoostar2. 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 PlayStation®Eye, Yoostar2 achieves Hollywood "green screen" style effects without the use of a green screen. In an instant, players can insert themselves into famous movie and TV scenes, starring alongside or in place of their favourite actors.
"Yoostar2 will bring the magic and fun of Hollywood into living rooms across the world" said Gregory Fischbach, President and CEO, Yoostar Entertainment Group. "The new console platforms have allowed us to make the experience totally immersive and incredibly fun and easy."
Once a scene is recorded, players can upload their performances to PlayStation®Network, share the performances on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Yoostar.com and view them on virtually all devices, including smart phones, PCs 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 created by Blitz Games Studios, one of the world's leading game developers. This interface is driven by the PlayStation®Move motion controller. Players' performances are scored, allowing them to rise from "struggling actor" to "superstar". 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, Sony Pictures, Universal, MGM, Lions Gate, CBS and Warner Bros. The Yoostar library features hundreds of iconic movie scenes and top Hollywood talent. The game comes with 80 scenes, and players can purchase and download additional scenes from the Yoostar library during or apart from gameplay.
"The intuitive technology and breadth of licensed content with Yoostar2 offers consumers a genuinely new and unique gaming and social experience" said Robert Kingston, Director, All Interactive Entertainment. "I am excited that we can be part of a franchise that carves a new genre in the casual gaming space, and will provide ongoing entertainment to users through DLC and continuous user generated content."
Yoostar and All Interactive Entertainment will release more information about the game, including an official launch date, in the weeks to come. The game has been rated M by the Australian Classification Board and contains infrequent coarse language. User generated content may change gameplay.
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