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||Posted: Aug. 27, 2003 8:47 am/pm
Buena Vista Interactive's Highly Anticipated TRON 2.0 Now Available at Retailers Nationwide
BURBANK, Calif. -- Gamers and TRON® fans alike can now digitize themselves into the world of the computer with Buena Vista Interactive's TRON 2.0, which debuts today on store shelves across North America. Inspired by TRON, the ground-breaking science-fiction film, TRON 2.0 is a first-person PC game that delivers immersive story-driven gameplay packed with intense action, virtual viral villains and a unique visual style.
"High speed light cycle racing, fierce arena combat, an engaging storyline and unforgettable characters make TRON 2.0 a stunning tribute to the TRON property with all the makings of a blockbuster game," said Bob Picunko, director of marketing, Buena Vista Interactive. "We're honored to deliver the next chapter of the TRON universe to loyal fans of the franchise, and captivating a new audience of hard-core and casual gamers."
Critics agree. With reviews hitting across the world, game journalists are talking about TRON's appeal:
"Whether or not you're a fan of the movie, 'TRON 2.0' oozes with style and substance. Developer Monolith Productions deserves credit forTRON 2.0 features the voice talent of original TRON cast members Bruce Boxleitner, who reprises his role as Alan Bradley, and Cindy Morgan, who portrays Ma3a (mah-THREE-ah), an artificial intelligence program, as well as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, who provides the voice of Mercury, the undefeated champion light cycle racer who teams up with lead character Jet Bradley to combat corruption in the computer world. Syd Mead, renowned conceptual artist famous for his legendary design contributions to innovative films such as TRON, Bladerunner and Aliens, updated the iconic light cycles seen in the title.
creating one of the finest and most unique PC games of the year to date."
- Marc Saltzman, Gannett News Service, Aug. 8, 2003
In addition, the game reunites two visionaries from the film, Steven Lisberger, director, story and screenplay writer, and Richard Taylor, visual and computer effects supervisor, both of who consulted on the project. Also included is music from original TRON composer, Wendy Carlos.
TRON 2.0's popularity has inspired ancillary products, including action figures from NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) and a forthcoming TRON comic book mini-series from 88 MPH Studios. Action figures based on Jet, Mercury, IC Regular and Thorne are now available online at
www.necaonline.com . The comic book, which will follow the adventures of Jet Bradley exploring the TRON universe, releases this winter.
Developed by critically acclaimed Monolith Productions, TRON 2.0 takes place in the present day, approximately 20 years after the events of the film. Playing as Jet Bradley, son of ENCOM programmer Alan Bradley from the TRON film, gamers are digitized into cyberspace and will race on light cycles, battle corruption both inside and outside of the computer world, and explore locations including the Internet Hub, Firewall, Corrupted Server and Light Cycle Game Grid.
In addition to more than 30 enormous levels of story-driven single-player gameplay, players can challenge themselves or up to eight others in 16 levels of light cycle racing. They can also compete individually or as teams with up to 16 opponents in 20 different gladiatorial disc combat arenas.
TRON 2.0 is Windows® 98/Me/2000/XP compatible and available for a suggested retail price of $49.99.
Source: Buena Vista Interactive
RichKoster, Disney Echo modEARator