Xbox Escape 2003 pack announced

The Entertainment Software Charity (ESC) today announced that Microsoft has confirmed its commitment to the video and computer games industry's charity games pack initiative, ESCAPE. Microsoft will release a charity pack for the Xbox on December 2nd with the support of Electronic Arts, Eidos and Acclaim Entertainment. The Xbox Escape 2003 special edition pack will be sold at £29.99 and comprise three titles: Medal of Honor Frontline, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin and Burnout. The proceeds will go directly towards supporting disadvantaged young people in the UK.
XBOX JOINS THE ESCAPE PARTY! "ESCAPE 2003" Special Edition Retail Packs For Xbox Friday 28th November 2003 - The Entertainment Software Charity (ESC) today announced that Microsoft has confirmed its commitment to the video and computer games industry's charity games pack initiative, ESCAPE. Microsoft will release a charity pack for the Xbox® games console on December 2nd with the support of leading publishers Electronic Arts, Eidos and Acclaim Entertainment. The Xbox ESCAPE 2003 pack is the next stage of the charity's lead fundraising project this year, the proceeds of which go directly towards supporting disadvantaged young people in the UK. The UK computer and video games industry has already raised over £10m for young people's charities through collective initiatives since the 1980's. The Xbox Escape 2003 special edition pack will comprise three titles: 'Medal of Honor Frontline' from Electronic Arts, 'Hitman 2: Silent Assassin' from Eidos and 'Burnout' from Acclaim Entertainment. Chris Lewis, Director, Home and Retail Division, Microsoft UK, said: "We're pleased to support ESC in this initiative. It's a great way for us to give back to the community and help bring a brighter future to young people in the UK, as well as provide great Xbox gaming experiences for a fantastic price to gamers." Mark Strachan, CEO of the ESC, said: "Another incredible pack with three high profile titles and all for £29.99. The amount of goodwill and collaboration within the industry that goes into bringing these packs to market is truly astounding. It is wonderful to see so many companies pulling together for the benefit of others. " The PS2 and Xbox Escape packs will be backed by consumer and trade advertising as well as PR support. About ESCAPE 2003 for Xbox: Medal of Honor Frontline Keep your head down and your morale high as you storm the beaches of Normandy to defeat the dreaded Nazi scourge. Medal of Honor Frontline puts you behind enemy lines with Lt. Jimmy Patterson in this latest installment of the award-winning Medal of Honor series. Lt. Patterson returns and must use the confusion of the real-world offensive Operation Market Garden to infiltrate the German frontline and steal the HO-IX flying wing, an experimental Nazi weapon so powerful that it could turn the tide of World War II. Hitman 2: Silent Assassin Enter the mind of a genetically engineered assassin-for-hire, whose deadly efficiency is now needed more than ever. Lured back into a global ring of deception by a twisted Russian crime boss, he must kill not only to make a living, but also to continue living. This time it's not just business...it's personal. Burnout Burnout is an amazing racing game with a difference. Drive at incredible speeds through everyday traffic with your heart in your mouth and sweat on your palms. Arcade-style handling against opponents and against the clock make Burnout a game you won't put down. Incredibly spectacular and realistic crashes make it an experience you won't forget. Supporters of the ESC Escape 2003 pack for Xbox are Electronic Arts, Microsoft Xbox, Eidos, Acclaim Entertainment, Gem Distribution, The Producers and Fink Creative. The ESC runs a number of new initiatives each year which raise money for youth charities in the UK. Covering education, health and personal development the charity is dedicated to helping young people achieve a brighter future. Registered Charity No: 1081706 For more information on the entertainment software charity and how you can get involved, contact access the entertainment software charity website at www.escuk.org