Obscure: The Aftermath and The Audition Set to Warm Up Both Gamers and Music Fans
February 27, 2008
Obscure: The Aftermath and The Audition Set to ‘Warm Up’ Both Gamers and Music Fans
Ignition Entertainment has partnered with Chicago-based music group THE AUDITION on the band’s latest music video. The music video for “Warm Me Up,” the pop-rock quintet’s first single off their second album, Champion (Victory Records), features gameplay footage from Ignition’s upcoming survival-horror videogame Obscure: The Aftermath (Wii, PlayStation 2, PC). In turn, The Audition provided several songs for use in a series of groundbreaking live-action trailers created by Ignition to promote Obscure: The Aftermath.
“The Audition is a fantastic band, and their energy on the single ‘Warm Me Up’ really compliments our teen horror game Obscure: The Aftermath,” said Ajay Chadha, president of Ignition Entertainment USA. “The videogame has a unique blend of genuine horror, witty dialogue and awesome co-op gameplay. It’s only fitting that this one-of-a-kind game benefits from such a unique, synergetic collaboration between the music and videogame industries.”
The first-of-their-kind trailers are the opening scenes from Obscure: The Aftermath and follow the story of a group of friends attending college who discover that a mysterious black flower, with addictive hallucinogenic effects, also has the terrifying ability to transform people into hideous monsters. The films were shot at the old American Greetings Creative Studios building set just outside of Cleveland, Ohio, and feature a cast of sexy, young men and women, including Cleveland native Matt Waldeck, who recently appeared in “The Young and the Restless.” The Audition’s “Warm Me Up” music video was shot in conjunction with the trailers and features the same set and actors.
Published by Ignition Entertainment and Playlogic International N.V. and developed by Hydravision Entertainment, Obscure: The Aftermath is rated “M” for Mature and slated for release on March 25, 2008 on the Wii, PlayStation 2 system and PC.
Adapted from The Audition’s original “Warm Me Up” music video featuring Obscure: The Aftermath, the Obscure gameplay focused video will debut Tuesday, February 27th on IGN.com (http://music.ign.com/).The Obscure: The Aftermath video series can also be viewed by visiting www.obscureaftermath.com.