EyeToy FACT SHEET
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.
Genre: Party Games
Players: 1-4 players
Platform: PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system
Peripherals: EyeToy USB Camera, Memory Card (8MB) (for PlayStation 2)
Launch Date: September 2003
Target Age: All Ages
Rating: Rating Pending (RP)
EyeToy, exclusively for PlayStation®2, is an entirely unique
party gaming experience for
people of all ages. Incorporating a unique USB camera that utilizes
gamers instantly become the main character in their own game as interactive
taken to a whole new level! It is simple, yet captivating, and the consumer
makes EyeToy the ultimate party game where children, teenagers,
young adults, parents and
even grandparents can join in the fun!
Anyone can show off their real-world skills such as rhythm, hand-to-eye
coordination, speed and
style. Simply by plugging in the EyeToy USB Camera to the USB port on
the front of the
PlayStation 2, the image of the player is projected on-screen and becomes
the star of the game.
The player must use his/her hands, feet, knees and more to play and
win the wide variety of minigames!
EyeToy includes 12 exciting mini-games based on music, puzzles, sports
and other original
genres. Each mini-game requires the player to use his/her body in unique
ways, from quick jabs
to beat back ninjas in Kung Foo, rhythmical feet tapping in Beat Freak,
and even high-knees in
Keep Ups. With EyeToys instantly accessible gameplay, the opportunity
exists to appeal to a
broad range of consumers, regardless of age or gaming frequency.
Additionally, the EyeToy can also be used for video messaging. Consumers
can record up to 60
seconds of personal video messages onto a Memory Card (8MB)(PlayStation
2) for friends and
family to review and enjoy. Various backgrounds are available, allowing
each message to be
specially made for the occasion. A visual indicator will alert others
of a saved message.
· Revolutionary EyeToy USB Camera actually makes the player the
star of the game.
· Unique Motion-Tracking technology instantly translates body
movement into on-screen
· The EyeToy gameplay is so intuitive and simple that it appeals
to audiences of all ages
· Twelve unique mini-games test players hand-to-eye coordination,
rhythmic skills and
reflexes, all while giving gamers a good workout!
· Some of the mini-games include:
§ Wishi-Washi Scrub away the dirty windows in a frantic
race against the clock.
§ Beat Freak Rhythmically hit the speakers in beat with
§ Kung Foo Use your martial arts skills to fight off relentless
§ Keep-Ups - Bounce the ball off every body part to keep it from
landing on the ground.
§ Boxing Chump Enter the boxing ring and take on the maniacal
Big Robo Bro.
§ UFO Juggler Dont let those hovering UFOs crash
· Simple creation of video messaging allows anyone to leave a
personalized message with
the push of a button!
· Multiplayer modes offer challenge and a chance to laugh with
(and at) friends! Watch as
players jump madly, flail their arms and legs, and literally do just
about everything to beat
· Funky and hip interface and graphical style appeals to all