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 PlayStationÃ‚Â®2 computer entertainment system and the XboxÃ‚Â® 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 www.robotechinvasion.com.
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 www.jesperkyd.com.
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.
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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 www.viciouscycleinc.com.
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 releases.