FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York - October 17th, 2005 - Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc., through its licensing relationship with Microsoft Game Studios, proudly presents Perfect Dark ZeroTM Original Soundtrack. The soundtrack album will be released on November 8th to US retail outlets through Nile Rodgers' Sumthing Else Music Works label www.sumthing.com, the industry leader for licensing and distributing videogame soundtracks.
The Perfect Dark Zero Original Soundtrack features original musical compositions and arrangements by David Clynick who is best known for composing the cinematic music in the first Perfect Dark® with Grant Kirkhope. For Perfect Dark Zero, Clynick has combined epic sci-fi soundscapes with a hypnotic, electronic dance feel that sets the pace and tone for one of the most highly-anticipated Xbox 360TM launch titles.
The progressive style of the game's surreal and melodic score is complemented with adrenaline-pumping tracks written exclusively for Perfect Dark Zero by the sexy, cutting-edge band MorissonPoe and acclaimed San Francisco house music DJs, Kepi and Kat. These artists were selected by music veteran and album producer Nile Rodgers to synergize their music with the immersive gameplay action, beautiful graphics and breathtaking special effects.
Rodgers said, "The Perfect Dark Zero soundtrack is one of the tightest, most exciting, kick ass high tech/emo/groove/dance soundtracks ever to drop. It's gonna rock your world! This is the beginning of the future of game soundtracks. Perfect Dark Zero brings it." Samples of the soundtrack are now available at the official soundtrack website www.pdzsoundtrack.com.
Perfect Dark Zero is a prequel to the international award-winning and multi-million-selling first-person shooter Perfect Dark from famed game developer Rare, Ltd. Perfect Dark Zero delivers unprecedented online action and flexibility. Players can choose between a story-driven single-player campaign and various multiplayer options, including four-player split screen and co-operative action, for infinite re-playability. Set in the year 2020, three years before the original Perfect Dark, players of Perfect Dark Zero assume the role of Perfect Agent Joanna Dark in a gripping story where the action in this sci-fi thriller centers on espionage, conspiracy and a mysterious global conflict.
United Kingdom-based Rare, one of the world's leading video game developers, was founded in 1985 by Chris and Tim Stamper. Rare has been the mastermind behind some of the most popular video games in history, including such global multimillion sellers as Perfect Dark.
About Xbox 360
Xbox 360 is the most powerful video game and entertainment system, delivering the best games, the next generation of the premier Xbox Live® online gaming service, and unique digital entertainment experiences that revolve around you. The system will launch this holiday season in Europe, Japan and North America, to be followed by availability in Australia, Colombia, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan in 2006.
About Nile Rodgers
Award winning record producer Nile Rodgers is one of the most prolific music producers in history. Nile's production accomplishments include such diverse artists as Diana Ross, Madonna, David Bowie, Duran Duran, The B-52's, David Lee Roth, Grace Jones, Mick Jagger and top selling game soundtracks such as Halo® 2 Volume One. Records produced by Nile Rodgers have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. As a founding member of the perennial Rhythm & Blues dance band Chic, Nile co-wrote all of their big hits including "Le Freak" and "Good Times", as well as "We Are Family" for Sister Sledge. In addition to records, he has also scored or produced music for numerous films including "Coming to America," "Thelma and Louise," "The Flintstones," "Beverly Hills Cop" and "Rush Hour II," as well as a variety of television shows and commercials. Nile is a board member of several organizations including the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS).
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 recognized as 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.
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