Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 Soundtrack Revealed
ACCLAIM ENTERTAINMENT, INC. UNVEILS ALL-STAR IN-GAME MUSIC SOUNDTRACK FOR 'DAVE MIRRA FREESTYLE BMX 2'
Rage Against The Machine, Ozzy Osbourne, Sublime, Sum 41, The Cult, Godsmack and Tribe Called Quest Featured in First BMX Game for PlayStation®2 Computer Entertainment System Shipping End of August
GLEN COVE, NY, August 16, 2001 - Strengthening the immersive gameplay experience of the first BMX game available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ.SC: AKLM) today unveiled its all-star in-game music soundtrack for Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2. Featuring such world-renowned artists as Rage Against the Machine, Ozzy Osbourne, Sublime, Sum 41, The Cult, Godsmack, Tribe Called Quest, Methods of Mayhem, Fenix TX and Gang Starr, Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 builds upon the Company's highly successful extreme sports franchise, which has sold in excess of 1.2 million units worldwide. The game, which is being supported by an integrated $4 million marketing campaign, is shipping at the end of August and expected to be in full national retail distribution on "Freestyle Thursday" September 6, 2001.
"Music plays an integral role throughout Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 and only complements the game's fluid and captivating next-generation graphics," said Steve Felsen, Senior Director of Brand Management. "We are thrilled to have assembled such a diverse array of artists, whose music will surely resonate among a broad spectrum of consumers."
Acclaim's Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 official in-game music soundtrack includes:
Rage Against The Machine - Wake Up;
Ozzy Osbourne - Paranoid;
Sublime - Doin Time;
Sum 41 - Makes No Difference;
The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary;
Tribe Called Quest - Buggin' Out;
Methods of Mayhem - Hypocritical;
Godsmack - Keep Away;
Fenix TX - All My Fault;
Gang Starr - Moment of Truth.
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 is the only game that features 10-time world champion and 11-time X Games champion, Dave Mirra. Players complete a variety of challenges to earn the respect of fellow riders as they progress through the game's eight massive levels, which feature the very best in vert, dirt, street and park riding. Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 will offer an innovative S.I.K. trick system, which will allow players to pull more than 1,500 tricks, including the new grind, wall ride and lip trick modifiers. In addition, the game will feature 14 pro riders, including Ryan Nyquist, Mike Laird, and Colin Mackay; super-competitive multiplayer games; and a state-of-the-art BMX Park Editor that will allow users to create their own BMX experience. Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 is being developed by Z-Axis.
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 will be available on "Freestyle Thursday" September 6, 2001 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system at a suggested retail price of $49.99.
About Acclaim Entertainment
Based in Glen Cove, N.Y., Acclaim Entertainment, Inc., is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and mass marketer of software for use with interactive entertainment game consoles including those manufactured by Nintendo, Sony Computer Entertainment, Sega and Microsoft Corporation as well as personal computer hardware systems. Acclaim owns and operates four studios located in the United States and the United Kingdom, and publishes and distributes its software directly in North America, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Australia and the Pacific Rim. Acclaim also distributes entertainment software for other publishers worldwide, publishes software gaming strategy guides and issues "special edition" comic magazines from time to time to support its time valued brands, Turok and Shadow Man. Acclaim's corporate headquarters are in Glen Cove, New York and Acclaim's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ.SC under the symbol AKLM. For more information please visit our website at www.acclaim.com.
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