Are you even there, Lord?: Grease, the videogame

Yes, this is happening. Plans have been unveiled for a videogame based on iconic ’70s musical Grease. Publisher of exploitative Wii shovelware 505 Games will be bringing this treat to the masses, and has said it will be a party title for Nintendo’s Wii and DS handheld. A party game for the Wii! What will they think of next, etc.

When it arrives in September, Grease: The Game will use the Wii Balance Board and up to two USB microphones, with players competing in teams against one another.

16 of the movie’s songs will appear, letting you “dance the hand jive hop, race down Thunder Road and have fun at the Rydell Graduation carnival with Frenchie, Kenickie, Rizzo and the rest of the T-Birds and Pink Ladies”.

Naturally, the DS version sounds far more scaled-back, with ten songs that can be played as rhythm-action games, I guess something like Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan, but about a tenth as awesome.

[Via press release]