PlayStation 4 owners in North America will be able to get their karaoke on in SingStar on Oct. 28, publisher Sony Computer Entertainment announced today. The SingStar app is free, and most users will have to buy music they want to sing.
SingStar will be available as a free download from the PlayStation Store in the U.S., as well as in Brazil, Canada and Mexico; this new version will be released the same day on PlayStation 3. Customers will be able to fill out their song library by purchasing individual tracks for $1.99 each, with five-packs selling for $5.99.
The game will be released Oct. 24 in Europe, where it is known as SingStar: Ultimate Party. That title will be a disc-based retail release, and it will cost £23.99 in the U.K. and €29.99 in Europe. Ultimate Party comes with 30 songs including Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out of My Head" and TLC's "No Scrubs"; you can see the full list on the European PlayStation Blog.
Any music purchased for the PS3 version of SingStar will carry over to PS4. Players can download the tracks on PS4 for no additional charge as long as they're logged in to the same PlayStation Network account with which they originally bought the songs.
The updated SingStar is compatible with microphones for the PS3 version of the game. An alternative solution is to use the mobile app SingStar Mic, which will be available on launch day on Android, iPhone and iPod touch. The companion app allows players to use their mobile device as a microphone. For more on SingStar and SingStar Mic, check out our preview from May.