ROBOTECH: INVASION ORIGINAL
SOUNDTRACK ALBUM RELEASED
Jesper Kyd’s Modern Anime Game
Score Invades Retailers
New York, February 10th, 2005 –
Jesper Kyd www.jesperkyd.com , the
award-winning composer whose credits include soundtracks for the Hitman series,
Freedom Fighters and the cinematics for Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, today
announced he has partnered with Nile Rodgers’ Sumthing Else Music Works record
label and Sumthing Distribution to release the original soundtrack from the
video game ROBOTECH: INVASION. The album, released in stores on February 15th,
will be available at music retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Borders,
Musicland, Tower, and Virgin. The soundtrack is also available to order from
Sumthing Else Music Works www.sumthing.com
, the #1 record label and distributor of game soundtracks.
Currently available for the
PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox® video game system from
Microsoft, ROBOTECH: INVASION was developed by Vicious Cycle Software and
published by Global Star Software, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive
Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) under license from Harmony Gold. For further
information on ROBOTECH: INVASION visit
Eric Peterson, President of Vicious
Cycle Software, Inc. said, "We hired Jesper Kyd to create the music for ROBOTECH:
INVASION because of the work he has done in the past. The music awards that
Jesper has received over the years for games is a testament to the quality of
his work. He created a fantastic score for our game and we couldn’t be happier
with the results. The music is dark, action-packed and full of variety –
creating the pace that we wanted to have in the game."
The ROBOTECH: INVASION soundtrack
features live choral performances by the Hungarian Radio Choir, combined with
Kyd’s distinct electronica and symphonic styles. The Budapest-based choir
previously performed vocal duties on Kyd’s soundtracks for Freedom Fighters
(Billboard 2004 Digital Entertainment Awards Finalist – "Best Use of Sound in a
Game") and Hitman: Contracts (BAFTA Games Awards Finalist – "Original Music.")
Kyd’s other soundtrack album
releases include Hitman: Contracts, Freedom Fighters, Brute Force, and Hitman 2:
Silent Assassin. He is currently scoring new titles for Eidos and Microsoft and
has recorded live symphony sessions in Budapest and Paris where he recorded with
a 150-member orchestra and choir for an upcoming project. Most recently he
scored the cinematics and additional music for Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos
Theory. For more information visit
About Harmony Gold Celebrating its
20th Anniversary in 2003, Harmony Gold has been active in the production,
acquisition and distribution of quality international titles since its
inception, producing some of the television industry’s classic and
history-making programs. See
www.harmonygold.com for more information. Harmony Gold: Working in
Harmony, to make Gold.
About Take-Two Interactive Software
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is an
integrated global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of interactive
entertainment software games and accessories for the PC, PlayStation(R) game
console, PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, PSP™ handheld
entertainment system, Xbox(R), Nintendo GameCube(TM) and Game Boy(R) Advance.
The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels
Rockstar Games, 2K Games and Global Star Software; and distributes products in
North America through its Jack of All Games subsidiary. Take-Two also
manufactures and markets video game accessories in Europe, North America and the
Asia Pacific region through its Joytech subsidiary. The Company maintains sales
and marketing offices in Cincinnati, New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Munich,
Madrid, Vienna, Milan, Sydney, Breda (Netherlands) and Auckland. Take-Two’s
common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO.
For more corporate and product
information please visit our website at www.take2games.com.
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About Vicious Cycle Software Inc.
Formed in 2000, Vicious Cycle Software, Inc. is a developer of interactive
software for current and next-generation video game systems. The company’s games
are based on licensed and original content derived from major motion pictures,
video franchises, popular literature and popular culture. Their development
studio is located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. More information about Vicious
Cycle Software, Inc. and its products are available at
About Sumthing Else Music Works Inc.
Nile Rodgers started Sumthing Else Music Works (SEMW) as a nationwide record
label and creative outlet for independent artists and unique musical projects.
Through its affiliated company, Sumthing Distribution, SEMW prides itself on its
ability to rapidly and effectively deliver to the marketplace many innovative
products. In view of the successes of its previous game soundtrack releases, the
company is now considered the leader in this newly emerging musical genre.
Accordingly, SEMW has bolstered its commitment to enhancing gamers’ overall
experience by acquiring many new titles to complement its current catalog of