Andrew Lloyd Webber is set to star - kind of - in his very own video game. While we'd really love to see Sir Webber driving fast cars, wielding big guns or perhaps appearing as a farmer tasked with looking after fields of wheat, the upcoming Wii exclusive is somewhat more what you may have anticipated. The humorously-titled Tubby Games has just announced its upcoming Wii exclusive: Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals: Sing & Dance, due out in September.
You know you're getting quality when it comes to Webber, and Tubby has gone all-out to make sure it has the very best. 32 songs have been hand-picked from the great man's 45-year career, and while we don't have a track list just yet, we've been told to anticipate Don't Cry for Me Argentina, Memory, Any Dream Will Do and - of course, The Phantom of the Opera.
...and while the game's all about you singing and dancing, sometimes you might need a little help. The game also features most-loved recording artists like Michael Crawford, David Essex, Boyzone, Elaine Paige, Donny Osmond and Sarah Brightman doing what they do best.
The choice is yours: Sing, Dance or take on Career mode, in the game's lead role. Show off your fancy footwork and warm up those vocal chords, you're on your way to fame and fortune - and if you like, take on up to three friends and family in multiplayer mode!
Paul Nicholls, Sales & Marketing Director at publisher Koch Media is a bit pleased:
This is a fabulous signing for us. Andrew Lloyd Webber and his creations are a British institution that have been enjoyed by generations across the world. The chance to bring this product to market for the Nintendo Wii is both an honour and hugely exciting.
Due out on September 14th, there is a slight catch. While we know Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals: Sing & Dance is headed safely to Webber's home country, we've heard absolutely nothing about whether it will make it out of England! Fingers crossed...
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