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TRON 2.0: Killer App Details

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Posted by Jeremy on May 14, 2004 11:29 AM
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When "TRON 2.0: Killer App" was announced for the Xbox in early March, I just about fell out of my blue phosphorescent suit and nearly dropped my equally luminous frisbee. Now, Buena Vista has released general game details and details of the exclusive Xbox LIVE features for the game: Up to 16 players in 10 maps with various game modes such as deathmatch. Most intriguing is the "overRIDE" feature which, "enables light cycles to be used as both a method of transportation and as a weapon...[and]...lets players instantly cycle switch from first-person combat to light cycle and back." Did somebody say, "light cycle?" *runs into wall*

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General Details:

TRON 2.0: Killer App is an epic FPS that digitizes players inside the world of a war-ravaged computer system on the verge of collapse from a seemingly unstoppable army of corrupt programs lead by the evil "user" Thorne. As Thorne's relentless army grows, it infects helpless programs, converting them into savage digital mercenaries aimed at spreading viral agents throughout the system. The security forces in the system struggle to quarantine the corruption, but are hopelessly outnumbered by the mounting army of infected programs. Only a human "user" inside the computer world, armed with an arsenal of powerful digital weapons and vehicles, can even the odds. Players will face off in action-packed warfare against legions of horribly mutated programs as they fight to stop the corruption from spreading.

Features:

Created exclusively for Xbox video game system from Microsoft by award-winning Climax game studio (MotoGP, Sudeki)

Intense multiplayer gameplay over XboxTM Live and LAN system link mode for up to 16 players featuring traditional Deathmatch games, as well as new gameplay modes that are unique to TRON 2.0: Killer App

- overRIDE - From sniper to cycle in two seconds flat! The all-new overRIDE mode allows players to instantly switch from first-person combat to light cycle and back at any time. This is unique to vehicles in current FPS titles in that the player has more control and flexibility as to when and how their light cycles are used. All-new strategies will come into play as combat takes places between foot based and light cycle based combatants - with the light cycle becoming both transportation and weapon

- Squad-based team multiplayer in the TRON universe. Players choose to be one of six classes to suit their individual and team playing styles as they engage in action-packed objective based missions

Heavy support of Xbox Live capabilities, including Xbox Live 3.0 features like MSN messenger, voice, authentication/matchmaking, Xbox Live! Aware (friends list), teams, player list, per user data, content download, auto updates and web services

Split screen multiplayer combat capability for up to four players

More than ten new and exciting multiplayer maps

Single and multiplayer light cycle modes allowing players to compete on the digital Game Grid

An arsenal of 16 high-impact weapons, including the powerful disc, digital grenades and cyber sniper rifles

Players can equip and fine-tune their character through the innovative player customization system that allows weapons, shields, gadgets and ability modifiers to be personalized

Amazingly detailed glowing environments where players face-off against Security Programs, Thorne's corrupt minions, Resource Hogs, Seekers and other rogue "users"

More than 30 action-packed single-player levels from the award-winning TRON 2.0 upgraded for the Xbox's fast-paced first-person shooter gameplay

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Xbox LIVE Details:

BURBANK, Calif. - (May 10, 2004) - Buena Vista Interactive, a publishing label of Buena Vista Games, Inc., today announced the unveiling of its TRON 2.0: Killer App XboxTM Live gameplay at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Show attendees can battle on the gamegrid in unique multiplayer gameplay modes and new maps created exclusively for the Xbox? video game system from Microsoft and get hands-on time with the acclaimed TRON 2.0 single-player game playable for Xbox.

Currently in development by Climax's Los Angeles studio, TRON 2.0: Killer App will feature Xbox Live multiplayer combat specially designed to deliver gamers a state-of-the-art online multiplayer gaming experience. The game will support advanced Xbox Live capabilities, including Xbox Live 3.0 features like MSN Messenger, Xbox Live Aware, matchmaking, player list, per-user data, content download and more.

TRON 2.0: Killer App allows up to 16 players to battle in 10 all-new maps and various game modes, including traditional deathmatch, as well as distinctive TRON gameplay modes, such as overRIDE and squad-based combat. overRIDE lets players instantly cycle switch from first-person combat to light cycle and back. Unique to currently available first-person shooter titles, overRIDE enables light cycles to be used as both a method of transportation and as a weapon. Additionally, a squad-based team multiplayer mode allows players to choose from multiple class types that suit individual and team playing styles. Players can also engage in multiplayer online light cycle and disc arena battles.

"Building upon the success of TRON 2.0, Buena Vista Interactive aims to push the limits of the multiplayer gaming experience with TRON 2.0: Killer App for Xbox," said Bob Picunko, director or marketing form Buena Vista Interactive. "With its all-new, robust Xbox Live component, Xbox players will agree that the game offers some of the most innovative, action-packed gameplay ever created for the online arena."

TRON 2.0: Killer App digitizes players inside the world of a war-ravaged computer system on the verge of collapse from a seemingly unstoppable army of corrupt programs lead by the evil "user" Thorne. As Thorne's relentless army grows, it infects helpless programs, converting them into savage digital mercenaries aimed at spreading viral agents throughout the system. The security forces in the system struggle to quarantine the corruption, but they are hopelessly outnumbered by the mounting army of infected programs. Only a human "user" inside the computer world can even the odds. Armed with an arsenal of powerful digital weapons, players face off in epic, action-packed warfare along side security forces and against legions of horribly mutated programs as you fight to stop the corruption from spreading and bringing down computer systems worldwide.

TRON 2.0: Killer App for Xbox is scheduled for release in Fall 2004. For more information please visit www.tronkillerapp.com.

About Buena Vista Interactive
Buena Vista Interactive is an award-winning publishing label of Buena Vista Games, Inc., the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company's Consumer Products business unit. The label publishes, markets and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games based on the diverse businesses within The Walt Disney Company. The company also licenses properties and works directly with third-party interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market.

About Climax
Climax was originally founded in 1988 by Karl Jeffery and has since grown to become one of the world's leading interactive entertainment companies. Climax has achieved critical worldwide acclaim with award winning titles such as the MotoGP series, which was published by THQ. The company recently won the Grand Prix Award - the most prestigious to be awarded at the Develop magazine ceremony. Striving to keep at the cutting edge of technological development within the videogame industry, Climax now has six divisions worldwide - Portables, Brighton, Solent, Nottingham and London - and now LA, its first U.S. studio. Climax is an active technology and content developer for the following platforms: PC, Sony PlayStation?2, the Xbox? video game system, Nintendo Game Boy? Advance and GameCubeTM, Sony PSP and other handheld platforms. Current projects include Sudeki, a first party Xbox title, Warhammer Online, a stunning MMORPG, and Project Avalon, which is being developed for next-generation platforms. The Climax website is located at: www.climaxgroup.com.

About Xbox
Xbox (http://www.xbox.com) is the video game system from Microsoft that brings people together for the most exhilarating game and entertainment experiences. Xbox delivers an expansive collection of breakthrough games, powerful hardware and the unified Xbox Live online service. The new tagline, "it's good to play together," captures the spirit of Xbox as the social hub of the new digital entertainment lifestyle. Xbox is now available in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.

About Xbox Live

Xbox Live, which launched in the United States Nov. 15, 2002, allows gamers to play multiplayer Xbox games with other gamers everywhere via a broadband connection. With a built-in hard drive and Ethernet port, the Xbox console is the only video game system built from the ground up for online gaming, negating the need to buy additional, costly peripherals or upgrades. Xbox Live enables gamers to easily find their friends; talk to other players during game play through the Xbox Communicator headset; download current statistics, new levels and characters to their Xbox hard drive; and play online-all exclusive features to Xbox Live.

Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.




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If it's as good as the PC version, it will r0x0rz like a light-hurricane.









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