Destiny's Child Groove is a competitive mobile dance game that will feature photos of vocalists Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, and four songs from the group's "#1s" album, including Survivor, Bug A Boo, Say My Name and Lose My Breath. Players "audition" to become a backup singer for the band in the game by following prompts along to the rhythms. The arrows are synchronized to the general rhythm or beat of a chosen song, and success depends on the player's skill in timing and positioning the directions accordingly. Gameplay is interspersed with images of the band members who cheer on contestants as they compete.
"Destiny's Child Groove has great graphics, you can take it with you wherever you go, and I love that I get to encourage players as they get better and better at the game," commented Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child. "We're always thrilled to have a new way to connect with our fans, and this game is a wonderful way to do exactly that."
"Developing a truly unique game like Destiny's Child Groove has been a new and exciting experience for us," said John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix, Inc. "We feel this title will expand our presence in the casual gaming market and are excited to have a highly regarded carrier like AT&T and such great talent taking the journey with us."
About Square Enix Co., Ltd. and Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix), with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in Asia, North America and Europe. Square Enix brings two of Japan's best-selling franchises - FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 75 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 43 million units worldwide - under one roof. Square Enix is one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world and continues to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation.
Square Enix, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Co., Ltd. with offices in Los Angeles, California and Seattle, Washington. It handles operations in North America, including development, localization, marketing, and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix can be found on the Internet at http://www.square-enix.com.
About Destiny's Child
Formed in Houston, Texas in 1990, when founding member Beyoncé Knowles was 9 years old, Destiny's Child went on to become the top-selling all-female recording group of all-time, according to the World Music Awards. Destiny's Child has earned 35 RIAA gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications and is tied with the Supremes for releasing the most albums to chart in the Top 5 by a female R&B group. From 1997 until the group announced its "retirement" in 2005, Destiny's Child was honored with an ongoing series of awards and accolades including Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, Billboard Music Awards (including Top Pop Artist 2000), NAACP Image Awards, BET Awards, World Music Awards (including World's Best-Selling Artist or Group), American Music Awards and Grammy Awards. In March 2006, Destiny's Child received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
About SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is a global recorded music joint venture with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalogue that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is 50% owned by Bertelsmann A.G. and 50% owned by Sony Corporation of America.
About Music World Entertainment
Music World Entertainment (MWE) is one of the world's leading entertainment and music conglomerates with global businesses including record labels, artist and producer management and development, a Master catalog series, Urbane Merchandise, investment and property holdings with offices in Houston, Los Angeles, New York and London offices. MWE was founded by company President and CEO Mathew Knowles, the powerhouse management behind Grammy Award-winners Beyoncé and global phenomenon Destiny's Child, the most successful "girl group" in the history of pop music.
Music World Music (MWM), a prominent division of MWE, is one of the most successful labels in the world with over 100 million records sold to date including releases by Destiny's Child, Beyoncé, Solange Knowles, Michelle Williams, the "Roll Bounce" soundtrack and many more. Upcoming releases include the "Dreamgirls" soundtrack album, Kids Rap Radio, and the Music World Master Series.