Atlantic Records Artist Cupid Appears In DANCE! Online Game
Company: Acclaim
Los Angeles (May 4, 2007) – Atlantic Records recording artist Cupid will make a personal virtual appearance in the Free to Play multiplayer online game DANCE! Online. In a video game industry first, players will get a chance to meet the one and only Cupid in the game, dance to his new single “Cupid Shuffle,” and play or chat with him online from anywhere in the world. Players will also get a chance to win special prizes by participating in the Cupid Event.

The Cupid Event will be the first time a recording artist has actually appeared in a video game and interacted with other people as a virtual character. Cupid will appear live in the game and chat with fans using a 3D character created to look just like him in the virtual game world. The game will introduce the song “Cupid Shuffle” to thousands of players and fans as they dance to Cupid’s new single in the game. The in-game Item Shop will feature Cupid’s personalized virtual items including artist-branded clothing, accessories and more. Lucky winners will get a chance to win special Cupid prizes, such as a Cupid shirt item or a signed poster from Cupid himself.

The event runs from Fri May 4 to Sun May 6, with the artist Cupid making his in-game appearances at various times to interact with different players. Cupid will be in the game for about an hour each day: Fri May 4 at 10am PT, Sat May 5 at 7am PT, and Sun May 6 at 3pm PT.

Players can use either the keyboard or supported dance pad to match the beat of the song and make their character perform choreographed dance steps. The game features up to 6 players dancing together and includes a variety of game modes and options. Players will be able to purchase optional items from the game shop to customize their characters with clothing and various accessories. The game will also be supported by in-game advertising.

DANCE! Online is directed by video game industry superstar David Perry. The game is in Open Beta testing so anyone who registers for an account can immediately play for free. For more information, please visit http://dance.acclaim.com.

About Acclaim Games
Based in Beverly Hills, California, Acclaim Games is a revolutionary company with over 1 million registered players worldwide. CEO Howard Marks, a cofounder of Activision, has established Acclaim as one of America’s top online game brands. Today, Acclaim Games offers only the finest online games with a focus on accessibility, playability and most importantly fun. Acclaim’s free massively multiplayer games include BOTS!! (futuristic robot fighting action game), 9Dragons (Martial Arts MMORPG), 2Moons (Extreme Action MMORPG), DANCE! Online (hit music dancing game), and Top Secret (a fan developed online game). To learn more, please visit www.acclaim.com.

About Warner Music Group
Warner Music Group became the only stand-alone music company to be publicly traded in the United States in May 2005. With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Bad Boy, Cordless, East West, Elektra, Lava, Maverick, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word. Warner Music International, a leading company in national and international repertoire, operates through numerous international affiliates and licensees in more than 50 countries. Warner Music Group also includes Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.
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