'Shinobi' - Hexstatic's Solid Steel European Tour
by Thomas on March 19, 2003 @ 6:47 a.m. PST
Sega's 'Shinobi' brand is one of the oldest in gaming and to celebrate Shinobi's first appearance on PlayStation2, SCEE have got together with Hexstatic and Ninja Tune to produce a visual delight on their forthcoming Solid Steel European promotional tour.
Hexstatic are well know for their love games and their spectacular AV shows which re-mix past and present in real time which can be likened to 8 deck AV mixing. By mixing various sources including video samples off a Mac, Hexstatic are able to 'video scratch' the images like a DJ would scratch a record...and what better way than using sounds and visuals from one of gaming's oldest brands?!
Developed by Sega's Overworks development team, Shinobi sees you take control of Hotsuma, who on discovering his mystical Oboro clan has been slaughtered by unknown force sets off to seek terrible vengeance on those responsible.
David Patton SCEE Vice President of Marketing said of the sponsorship "We're pleased to be working with Ninja Tune on this very exciting project. Hexstatic's futuristic meets retro ethos fits perfectly with Shinobi's combination of classic gameplay, contemporary style and target market. "
The 'SHINOBI ON PS2 presents SOLID STEEL LIVE featuring HEXSTATIC' tour takes in 22 venues over 8 countries with Hexstatic recreating their 'Solid Steel' mix CD live as a full AV experience.