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Yoostar2

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Namco Bandai Partners (EU), Yoostar Entertainment Group (US)
Developer: Blitz Games Studios
Release Date: March 8, 2011 (US), Q1 2011 (EU)

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'Yoostar2' (ALL) Lets Players Put Themselves In Hollywood Movies

by Rainier on June 15, 2010 @ 6:05 a.m. PDT

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.

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.   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.


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