Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced that Sesame Street: Elmo’s Musical Monsterpiece will be coming to Wii in June 2012.
"In Sesame Street: Elmo’s Musical Monsterpiece, parents can inspire an understanding of music and dance in a kid-friendly environment with their favorite Sesame Street characters,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “We worked closely with the early childhood development experts at Sesame Workshop to create fun interactive activities that help kids foster a love for music.”The action-filled game is designed to encourage preschoolers to sing, dance, and learn through a series of fun musical games. All of the music in the game is performed by Ozomatli, and includes some original songs by the popular Los Angeles-based band, whose music is a combination of hip-hop, salsa, dancehall, cumbia, samba, funk meringue, Jamaican raga and Indian raga influences, designed to appeal to kids and parents alike.“Sesame Street: Elmo’s Musical Monsterpiece gets children up and dancing and encourages music creation,” said Rosemarie Truglio, Ph.D., Vice President of Education & Research, Sesame Workshop. “The game also explores emotional expression through music and dance, introduces instrument names and sounds, and helps children to practice early math skills through music.”
Developed by Griptonite Games, the mini games enable preschoolers to play by themselves with minimal involvement, while also offering ways in which their parents can help them, featuring a “Parent’s Page” where parents can review games that their child has played as well as reviewing curriculum goals. Parents can also customize up to three profiles, set limits for number of games played, and much more.
Source: Warner Bros. Interactive