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THE ASYLUM INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE
ONLINE GAME BASED ON THE ALBUM ‘ASYLUM’
PREMIERED OCTOBER 28, 2010
Burbank, CA – Grammy-nominated hard rock band Disturbed will premiere The Asylum Interactive Experience on October 28th Based on the music from the band’s new album, the dark, intense game commits players to the Asylum and dares them to try to unlock its secrets. Fans must try to escape in order to prevent a horrifying future from overtaking the world and to win exclusive songs, never-before-seen photos, and more. The Asylum Interactive Experience can be entered at www.disturbedasylum.com. View an exclusive trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdoae1EOT_4
Early critical praise for Asylum has been effusive. USA Today called it “a tight, sharp-riffed ride…the combo of aggressive roar and guitar grace recalls Metallica’s finest moments” and the New York Daily News declared “On Asylum, Disturbed finely weigh power and delicacy, catchiness Read More→
Dynasty Warriors, new tactical combat
MMO Gameplay Preview
set in the Three Kingdoms era of Ancient China and the beautiful
graphics will transport players back ….
Dynasty Warriors Online is the first online tactical combat game (MMO) from Techmo Koei. It is set in the Three Kingdoms era of Ancient China and the beautiful graphics will transport players back into the heart of this dramatic and romantic period. This game artfully combines MMO elements with the fast paced, exciting combat players have grown love from other Dynasty Warriors titles. In Dynasty Warriors Online, players are able to:
• Lay waste to thousands of opponents in every battle.
• For the first time, play online with friends from around the world. Up to 24 players can participate in Show Downs.
• Unique in-game, instance based leveling allows players to change their strategies mid-fight by leveling up various attributes.
• Numerous battle modes to allow players to fight one another, hone their skills in solo modes, even capture enemy towns.
In addition to these, Dynasty Warriors Online is the first title to feature character creation that allows the player to become the hero of the story. As players grow and become more powerful warriors, they continue to become more individual as the game offers a variety of customization options for both armor and weapons. To take their power to even higher levels, players can take advantage of an easy to use item enhancement system. Every warrior should have a place to call home; Dynasty Warriors Online provides player houses and furinture to decorate the place to all their social needs. Finally, Dynasty Warriors Online has a guild system to let players create newer and greater strategies for large-scale wars!
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EA & LINKIN PARK JOIN FORCES
FOR MEDAL OF HONOR
Exclusive Sneak Peak of Band’s new single, “The Catalyst,” will be featured in gameplay trailer directed by Joe Hahn
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – July 27, 2010 - Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced that the Grammy award-winning rock band Linkin Park will headline the in-game soundtrack for Medal of Honor™ with the lead song to their new album A Thousand Suns (releasing on September 14). The song, entitled “The Catalyst,” will be featured in an exclusive trailer directed by the band’s Joe Hahn. The trailer is a unique first-of-its-kind mix of live footage and intense modern military action from the Medal of Honor game and will be released exclusively on August 1 at http://www.medalofhonor.com/linkin-park. Check out a preview of the song today at www.medalofhonor.com/linkinpark.
“Medal of Honor marks the beginning of an innovative new relationship between EA and Linkin Park,” said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive, Music and Music Marketing, EA. “I’ve personally known the band since 1999, and they have always been an intensely creative group who understand the power of videogames and have wanted to explore and expand the medium’s possibilities. ‘The Catalyst’ is one of the most anticipated tracks of the year, and the combination of this new song and Joe Hahn’s distinctive visual dynamic re-sets the bar in our commitment to bringing together landmark EA games with artists whose talents go far beyond music.”
“This is a unique, creative association for us and a collaboration that we are excited about,” said Joe Hahn, trailer director and DJ for Linkin Park. “The opportunity to help introduce “The Catalyst” via the new Medal of Honor game creates a new bond between EA, our fans, and the band’s overall vision for the new digital frontier. We are enormously proud of the music on A Thousand Suns and are excited to have created an exclusive trailer around the lead track.”
Linkin Park was recently named the No. 1 selling Rock/Alt Band of the Decade by SoundScan/Billboard. Over the course of the past few years, they’ve amassed more than 50 million worldwide sales, a remarkable string of chart-topping hit singles, a pair of Grammy wins, and an international fan base whose members number in the millions.
For the first time in its 11-year history, Medal of Honor leaves the WWII theatre and enters the modern setting of war-torn Afghanistan. The game is told through the lens of a small band of fictional characters. Medal of Honor introduces players to the Tier 1 Operator, an elite warrior and relatively unknown instrument of the U.S. Military that operates under the National Command Authority to take on missions no one else can handle.
Medal of Honor launches on October 12, 2010 in North America and October 15 in Europe for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PC. Follow the game on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/medalofhonor or become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/medalofhonor.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS™, EA™, EA Mobile™ and POGO™. In fiscal 2010, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.7 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million units. EA’s homepage and online game site is www.ea.com <http://www.ea.com>. More information about EA’s products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at <http://info.ea.com>.
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NICKELBACK. ROCK BAND. ‘NUFF SAID.
Cambridge, Mass. – June 25, 2010 – Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that Canadian rockers Nickelback will make their Rock Band debut next week in the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™.
With more than 400 artists, including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, AC/DC and Green Day, who are exclusive to Rock Band, as well as more than 1,500 songs available through the Rock Band platform and 70 million songs sold through its download store alone, Rock Band is the undisputed sales and content leader in the interactive music space, providing the deepest and best selection of artists, songs and albums.
Rock Band DLC additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii
Alternative rockers Nickelback, formed in 1995 in Canada, are the 11th best-selling act of the 2000s, with more than 30 million records sold worldwide. The band will make their debut in Rock Band next week with a six pack of songs.
“Nickelback Pack 01” will include “Burn It to the Ground” and “This Afternoon” from 2008’s album, Dark Horse, which has held a place in the Top 100 of the Billboard 200 since its release last year. Also included are “Photograph” and “Rockstar” from 2005’s All the Right Reasons, which was certified eight-times platinum in the United States in October 2009, making it one of the best-selling albums in U.S. history. “Figured You Out” from 2003’s three-time platinum The Long Road and “Never Again” from 2001’s six-time platinum Silver Side Up will also be featured in “Nickelback Pack 01.”
Available on Xbox 360®, Wii and PlayStation 3 system (June 29):
· “Figured You Out”
· “Never Again”
(All tracks are original master recordings)
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation 3 system June 30)
These tracks will be available for purchase as “Nickelback Pack 01” as well as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system, and as individual tracks only on Wii.
Price: $1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points) per track
$9.99, £4.99 UK, €7.99 EU (800 Microsoft Points) for Nickelback Pack 01
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per track
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **
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Rock Band 2 is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Wii system. Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii versions support downloadable content.
Downloadable content for Wii is purchased via the in-game Rock Band Music Store using Wii Points™ purchased through the Wii™ Shop Channel and can be downloaded to the system memory or to an SD card for additional storage. The tracks stream directly from the SD card for seamless play.
With these additions, there are now 1,529 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/music). Rock Band continues to satisfy music fans’ and gamers’ voracious appetite for rock with more than 70 million paid downloads since its launch Nov. 20, 2007. The Rock Band Music Store allows players to preview and purchase downloadable individual music tracks and packs from the vast selection of offerings available to date without ever leaving the game as they build their own custom Rock Band library.
Rock Band and Rock Band 2 are rated “T” for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB. Music downloads are not rated by the ESRB.
Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.
“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Wii is a trademark of Nintendo. © 2006 Nintendo.
LINKIN PARK 8-BIT REBELLION!
ACTION ADVENTURE GAME FOR iPHONE,
IPOD TOUCH AND IPAD LAUNCHES
ON APP STORE TODAY
MASSIVELY MULTI-PLAYER GAME FEATURES BRAND-NEW SONG “BLACKBIRDS” AND 8-BIT REMIXES OF LINKIN PARK’S BIGGEST HITS
- Personalization of players’ avatars and apartments provide a unique community experience
- Non-player characters (NPCs) inhabit the world, adding drama to the gaming experience
- Shopping for virtual items with coins awarded by winning fights and completing missions
- Earning trophies for adding friends to the rebellion
- A news feed to stay up-to-date with Linkin Park
- Facebook and Twitter integration connecting millions of social network users worldwide
- Enhanced graphics to allow players to see their avatars and the six districts come to life in great detail
- Optimized user interface for the larger screen makes menu items easy to access at all times: equip weapons and change music tracks without ever leaving the main screen.
- Multiple controls so gamers can choose between two control schemes to best fit their playing styles. The iPad-specific D-pad setup has been implemented for players more comfortable with button-oriented controls.