Sony has announced on the Spanish PlayStation Forums that a new Singstar game is being made for Spanish pop band Mecano. Mecano debuted in 1980 during the ‘La Movida Madrileña’, a Spanish countercultural movement after Francisco Franco’s death. The group found considerable commercial success in the ’80s and early ’90s, both in its native country and in Latin America, France, and Italy with 25 million worldwide sales.
James Armstrong, Senior Vice President of Southern Europe and Managing Director for Spain and Portugal, stated that it is logical that the band gets its own game, as even ABBA and Queen have their own game. What makes this decision justified is that in Spain, Mecano is more popular.
Singstar Mecano will appear on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2, with the release date still to be confirmed.