Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today four new premier bands have agreed to provide music and video content for the much anticipated upcoming musical software title, Frequency™, exclusively on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Adding to the already stellar line-up of artists, such popular artists as Paul Oakenfold, Roni Size, Lo Fidelity All Stars and Fear Factory have agreed to add tracks and video content for Frequency. Setting the stage for the next generation in musical gaming, Frequency lets gamers take part in the music revolution by mixing and re-mixing songs from top bands in a unique new interactive gaming experience.
Exclusive tracks by Paul Oakenfold, a pioneer of house/trance music, and Fear Factory, an extreme alternative band that crosses the barriers of dance, industrial and metal, add to the breadth of the musical genres that make up the immersive gaming experience in Frequency. Along with the high-energy big-beat group Lo Fidelity All Stars, drum and bass producer Roni Size, Paul Oakenfold and Fear Factory highlight the strong support for Frequency. Other top-named bands that have already signed on to participate in Frequency are major recording artists including Crystal Method, BT, Juno Reactor, DJ Qbert and Dub Pistols.
Developed by Harmonix, Frequency is an addictive game that will keep gamers and music enthusiasts in tune with the most addictive musical gameplay experience ever. Combining hits from multiple genres such as Electronica, House, Rap, Trance, Drum and Bass and Alternative Rock, Frequency offers a breadth of music to appeal to all audiences.
"The amazing line-up of artists in Frequency provides music and video game fans alike with endless hours of energetic and bass pumping tunes to master and remix. The rhythmically addictive gameplay will keep players entertained for hours," said Ami Blaire, director, product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. "With the addition of bands like Paul Oakenfold, Fear Factory, Roni Size and Lo Fidelity All Stars, Frequency will certainly appeal to the mass audience and give gamers the power of taking part in the music revolution through this interactive gaming experience."
In Frequency, players are called to keep tempo with and remix songs from many different instrument types such as drums, bass, guitar and vocals. If matched correctly, players can then freestyle and create their own music. Focusing on the thrill of creating and mixing music, Frequency provides an addictive gaming and musical environment for hours of bass-thumping grooves.
Frequency allows players to choose from many different music genres as well as compete in eight unique arenas filled with special visual environments. Six different game modes allow players to mix music, play against four other players in an attempt to accurately perform music faster than opponents, or just play solo remix mode. The stunning 3D graphics and unique gameplay elements create an exciting, fast-paced musical environment that will challenge and entertain gamers and music enthusiasts as they try to keep the beat with headline recording artists.
There will be more than 20 diverse songs in Frequency, as well as unique video content. Starting with one instrument, such as drums, players must hit the appropriate buttons at the right time in order to match the rhythm of the song, and incorrect timing will decrease players’ time bar. Once this instrument is successfully mixed, players can move on to another instrument, such as guitar and continue through all the instruments, performing all instrumental tracks before the timing bar runs out.
Utilizing songs from major recording artists, players mix and remix songs through each of eight different instrument types. If remixed correctly, players can freestyle and create their own music. With 6 unique game modes, top hits from major bands in a variety of genres, stunning 3D graphics, band video sequences and online play, Frequency™ stays in tune with the most immersive musical gameplay experience ever.
- Mix and remix hit songs from major recording artists within a variety of genres, including Hip Hop, Alternative, Rock, Electronica, House and Rap Metal.
- Play through 21 diverse levels. Each level consists of one musical composition, as well as music videos and other visual stimuli.
- Six unique Play Modes — including Solo Game, Net Remix, and Multiplayer Remix modes.
- Create your own awesome freestyle music with remixing instruments such as scratching, guitar and synth.
- Capture a variety of power-ups to add to your Music Juice — and keep the music playing!