Go Greased Lightning! Grease Announced For PS3

Journey back with me to the Summer of 1978. While most of us were busy reenacting the Death Star trash compactor sequence with our sweet Star Wars collection from Kenner, there was a new phenomenon building on the horizon… one that involved singing and dancing. No I’m not talking about the Star Wars Holiday Special, I’m talking about Grease.

Yes, during that Summer of ’78, Grease was indeed “The Word”. More proof that the Bee Gees and John Travolta go together like peanut butter and chocolate, and that Travolta might just have a career beyond Vinny Barbarino.

Now thirty-three years later, developer Zoe Mode and Publisher 505 games are bringing Grease home in a whole new way… well maybe not new. You know you used to sing along with the multi-platinum soundtrack and dance with your friends, well now you can do it again and this time, you’ll get scored on your performance!

With fifteen songs from the film and five additional classic rock tracks, you’ll use your PlayStation Move controller and a microphone much like SingStar Dance. To really get the party going, the game supports up to 8 players, two teams of two singers and two dancers each.

Prepare to relive your Summer Lovin’ all over again when Grease is released this October 25th in North America and November 4th around the world. In the meantime, check out the screenshots below.

From the Press Release:


Relive the Movie’s Legendary Songs and Choreography Re-Imagined for Today’s Generation Featuring Motion-Controlled Technology

Woodland Hills, CA – September 13, 2011 – It’s the one that you want! Global video game publisher 505 Games announced today that this fall they are releasing the ultimate singing and dancing Grease™ experience for both Kinect™ for Xbox 360® and PlayStation®Move for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

Grease delivers the movie’s signature choreography and legendary songs combined with today’s motion-sensor technology so fans can dance and sing along to their favorite Grease tunes including iconic anthems like “You’re the One That I Want”, “Greased Lightning” and “Summer Nights.” Grease allows players to sing or dance as a solo act, in a duet or four players can team up to sing and dance together for a sensational musical performance.

Grease key features include:

  • SING!: The game features 15 song compositions from the original film and 5 bonus classic rock ‘n’ roll tracks.
  • DANCE!: Hours of fun with rock ‘n’ roll routines from the movie, including duet choreography and freestyle sections where players can express their individuality and dance for increased points.
  • GAMEPLAY MODES: Game includes Dance Mode and Karaoke Mode with both featuring versus and co-operative play.
  • COOPERATIVE GAMEPLAY: Up to eight-players can compete in Party Mode — two teams of four players consisting of 2 dancers and 2 singers at any one time.

Developed by Zoe Mode and published by 505 Games under license from Paramount Digital Entertainment, with officially licensed song compositions and timeless choreography from the movie, Grease provides an interactive social singing and dancing experience where players can turn up their style and release their inner rock ‘n roller.

Grease for Kinect for Xbox 360 and PlayStation Move for PS3™ is rated “T” for Teen by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) and will launch in North America on October 25 and worldwide on November 4. For more information about Grease please visit www.greasethegame.com


About 505 Games
Based in Los Angeles, CA, 505 Games (U.S.) is the North American division of 505 Games, a global videogame publisher. Launched in the U.S. in 2008, 505 Games publishes quality interactive entertainment on all handheld, mobile and console gaming platforms, offering a broad selection of videogame titles in all genres for players of all ages. For more information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.com.

About Zoë Mode
Zoë Mode makes games that are accessible; simple, social, games that are effortlessly fun but don’t take themselves too seriously. Based in Brighton, London and San Francisco, its diverse work force is unified by its attitude to gaming. Zoë Mode believes that games are powerful ways of bringing people together and having fun and that there’s more to life than gaming, but that gaming can make life better; and strongly believes that there is a game for everyone. Zoë Mode is part of Kuju Entertainment Limited.

Written by Josh Langford

Josh Langford

Josh has been gaming since 1977 starting with the Atari 2600.
He currently owns 26 different consoles and 6 different handhelds (all hooked up and in working condition) including all consoles from the current generation.

Josh is currently the US PR & Marketing Manager for Fountain Digital Labs and has recused himself from any involvement on PS Nation arising from posting or editing any news or reviews stemming from FDL.

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