Yoostar today announced that Yoostar 2 is now available across Europe and EMEA, distributed by NAMCO BANDAI Partners S.A.S. Removing the barrier between popular online social networking sites and console gaming, it also announced the unveiling of Yoostar Playground, a new Facebook game that works seamlessly with Yoostar 2 for the Kinect and PlayStation 3.
“Yoostar 2 and Yoostar Playground can be enjoyed as two separate games, with each designed to take advantage of its own unique platform. But the true break-through and total enjoyment comes when playing both games as one, as it brings the party experience of the console game to your social network,” said Stephanie Morgan, Vice President of Social Gaming for Yoostar Entertainment Group. “It’s really the first time the consoles have stepped beyond their own communities and connected directly to the open world of social gaming on Facebook. We are extremely excited by this milestone and believe the potential for new console products with greater social integration is enormous.”
A new breed of social gaming for consoles and an ideal party game, Yoostar 2, brings the magic and fun of Hollywood to living rooms everywhere. Using the magic of Kinect for Xbox 360 or the PlayStation®Eye, players insert themselves into famous movie and TV scenes, starring alongside or in place of their favorite actors. Perform the lines as written in English, Spanish, French, Italian or German, or “flip the script” and deliver a personalized improvisation. Yoostar 2 then scores your performance and lets players share their scene to Facebook, Twitter, Yoostar 2’s in-game social portal on Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network and PlayStation Network, or Yoostar.com.