Get ready for your close-up! Yoostar 2, the engaging “movie karaoke” video game, is taking over the summer movie season with a massive promotion for its Yoostar 2 Xbox 360 community. The eight week contest, Acting With the Stars, will run from June 1 – July 26 and will award over $50,000 in prize money for the best interpretation of scenes taken from this summer’s biggest blockbuster movies including Fast Five, Bridesmaids, Thor, King Fu Panda 2, Super 8, Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon and Captain America.
A free download of a scene from a new summer blockbuster will be available every Wednesday during the contest on Yoostar 2’s in-game Yoostore, the Xbox Live Marketplace or on Xbox.com. The Yoostar 2 community can participate in the excitement by performing the scene using the on-screen teleprompter or improvising their own performance. They can then upload it to the Yoostar Playground contest page on Facebook where all their friends and family can view their performance. Each week, the top 20 most viewed clips will be judged by the official Yoostar Editorial Team and the best will win the $1,000.00 prize and be entered into the finals for the chance to win the grand prize of $50,000.
For a limited time during the contest, Yoostar 2 will be available for $10 off at Best Buy, GameStop and Amazon.com through a coupon available athttp://yoostar.com/actingwiththestars.htm
“We provide our community with the freshest content available on a real-time basis and summer is the most exciting time of year for movies so we are capturing that magic with a contest that lets fans star in their favorite roles in the newest blockbusters of the season,” said Nicholas Reichenbach, Chief Content Officer, Yoostar Entertainment Group. “Besides all of the fun, you receive the summer blockbuster clips for free and might even be one of the lucky winners or get discovered.”
Yoostar 2 is a console game for the Kinect for Xbox 360 and the PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system that is played on the user’s television and connects to the Internet. It brings the magic and fun of Hollywood sets to living rooms everywhere. Yoostar 2 makes it possible for players to insert themselves into famous movie and TV scenes, starring alongside, or in place of, their favorite actors. Players choose scenes from a wide variety of movie genres; a built-in teleprompter displays actor’s lines in English, Spanish, French, Italian, or German; an outline of the original actor’s body shows players where to position themselves before the camera rolls. For added fun, performers can even toss the script and improvise.
Yoostar includes a growing web of interconnected social networks that link Yoostar performers across Facebook user pages, Yoostar Playground, Twitter, Yoostar.com, Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network and YouTube.
Yoostar 2 is currently available at all leading retail outlets throughout North America. Yoostar Playground is live on Facebook at http://apps.facebook.com/yoostarplayground/. For more information on Yoostar 2, please visit www.Yoostar.com.