FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
REDWOOD SHORES, CA - Aug 17, 2006 - Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm for Hudson Soft, today announced that a new cell phone game featuring none other than Bob Marley, will be released in the Fall of 2006 for both Brew and Java platforms. Bob Marley's Burnin' is the first in a trilogy of Bob Marley mobile games to be released over the next few years.
"The staying power of Bob Marley is a true testament to his musical gifts to the world," said John Greiner, president of Hudson Entertainment. "Marley's ideas and beliefs are more powerful than ever, and to be able to bring his own unique culture to a new generation of people is truly an honor. We wanted to create an interactive experience that captures the Rastafarian spirit and all the elements that Marley loved, from music, to island life, and soccer. "
About Bob Marley
Bob Marley was more than a singer, more than a guitarist, more than a songwriter, or a Rastafarian. He was a true legend. He began his musical career in 1966 with his band The Wailers, producing some of his finest work. Classic albums such as "Catch A Fire" and "Burnin" (which the upcoming game is named after), were released during his time with The Wailers. Bob Marley continued to perform and inspire the world over as a solo artist. Bob Marley's album, "Exodus," went on to become the best album of the century, as praised by Time magazine. Today, more than 17 million Marley records have been sold, representing over 50% of all reggae albums sold to date. In his spare time, Marley had a passion for soccer and often played in casual games, and celebrity soccer games as well. Marley's influence grows with each year, and his music continues to inspire people of all generations.
About Bob Marley's Burnin'
The all new Bob Marley Burnin' game combines all of Marley's passions into a fun interactive experience right on your cellphone. The game is set in Jamaica, where players can experience fun games based around Marley's favorite pastime: soccer. The two game modes include "Extreme Juggling," where players must keep the ball in the air as long as possible, performing tricks and collecting power ups, and "Super Kick," in which players kick a ball as far as possible, keeping it in the air by timing it with Marley's music. In addition, fans will love the trivia questions that come up throughout the game.
Bob Marley's Burnin features:
-2 addictive games featuring Bob Marley:
-Foot skills will be tested as you juggle the soccer ball on a relaxing Jamaican beach setting
-Collect bonuses in the air to up your score
-It takes skill to keep the ball up in the air. You only get three chances to drop the ball
-The farther you can kick the ball, the higher your score
-Watch the power gauge to get the maximum distance from your kick
-Keep it going by timing your button presses to the musical notes on the screen
-Trivia questions throughout game help players increase their Bob Marley knowledge
-Classic Bob Marley music to relax to while playing, including One Love, Stir It Up, and Could This Be Love
-Transport yourself to the islands with Jamaican themes and tropical vibes throughout the game
About Hudson Entertainment, Inc.
Hudson Entertainment is the North American publishing arm of Hudson Soft, an international provider of games and entertainment content founded in 1973. Hudson introduced best-selling classic videogame franchises including Bomberman, Bonk, and Super Adventure Island. Since 2000, Hudson's mobile division has been a leading supplier of games and personalized content. Through their partnership with The Source and Death Row Records, Hudson is a leading provider of hip-hop ringtones and mobile content.
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