Mastiff Launches "Pump It Up: Exceed" Website
Website for the upcoming home version of the hot dance game features music & more
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA August 24, 2005 Video Game publisher Mastiff today announced the launch of www.piu4home.com, the information site for Pump It Up: Exceed, the home version of the international smash hit arcade game. Pump It Up: Exceed will be available in stores early September 2005 for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The website features the latest news on the home game, sample music tracks, videos of expert dancing and more.
While other dance games arbitrarily assign positions to a dancer's feet, Pump It Up features choreographed steps for each song and a five button mat that lets the step designers reward players for not just where they put their feet, but how the feet got there. The game features about 100 songs, including new music for the console version from cutting edge artists such as Grammy nominees Crystal Method and Steriogram, as well as Elvis vs. Junkie XL;, Earth, Wind and Fire; and Sugarhill Gang. Music familiar to fans of the arcade include top K-POP (Korean pop) acts like Sechs Kies, Honey Family, Clon and Novasonic, and songs like Beethoven Virus and Pump Me Amadeus by BanYa, the Pump It Up original band.
Developed by Andamiro of Korea, Pump It Up first debuted in arcades in 1999, and over the next 5 years became an international smash hit, with nine versions selling a remarkable 20,000 machines.
In 2004 Mastiff and Andamiro joined forces to produce a version of Pump It Up for console systems. The vision behind the project was simple: without changing what makes the arcade experience great, add the features and modes that home users expect.
Mastiff is a publisher of interactive entertainment with offices in Tokyo, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Recent titles from Mastiff include La Pucelle: Tactics, which was recently awarded an Editor's Choice Award from leading gaming website, IGN.com, and a "Must Buy" from top PlayStation 2 publication, PSM. Other recent releases include Gungrave: Overdose, Technic Beat and Top Gun. Please see www.mastiff-games.com for more information.
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