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True Crime: New York City

Platform(s): GameCube, PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Luxoflux
Release Date: Nov. 15, 2005

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'True Crime: New York City' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Soundtrack Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2005 @ 10:11 p.m. PDT

True Crime: New York City will follow another policeman through the meticulously re-created streets of a real-life metropolitan area. However, instead of the wisecracking LAPD detective Nick Kang, gamers will now play as Marcus Reed, a former gang member turned NYPD officer. <br><br>In the game, players take on the role of former gang member turned cop Marcus Reed as they fight crime on the GPS-accurate streets of Manhattan, complete with subways, hundreds of interiors, internationally recognized landmarks and real neighborhoods from Harlem to Chinatown to Times Square. Players will navigate the city the way New Yorkers do, by taking cabs, riding subways, walking and driving cars and motorcycles.

In addition to Redman’s tracks, the soundtrack perfectly defines the diverse sounds of the city and the high caliber action of the game with more than 80 licensed songs from NYC raised, or transplanted, punk, hardcore, hip hop and rock royalty who helped define the city’s music scene including Jay-Z, Fat Joe, A Tribe Called Quest, The Ramones, The Velvet Underground, My Chemical Romance, The Bravery and Bob Dylan, among others, making this soundtrack the ultimate New York experience.

According to Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, President and CEO of Def Jam Recordings, “This soundtrack is New York City.”

“As an East Coast artist who paid his dues performing in the clubs of New York City, Redman’s inspired rhymes bring the gritty realism of the city to life in our game,” said Tim Riley, worldwide executive of music at Activision. “His bold lyrics and hard-edged funk beats capture the vibes of the city from Washington Heights to Harlem and all the way down to Battery Park.”

True Crime: New York City is being developed by Luxoflux for the PS2, Xbox, and GameCube. The game has been rated “M” (“Mature” – Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs) by the ESRB and will release this fall.

The game will be showcased on Thursday, September 29 at the 8th annual The Power Summit, (, an influential music convention which brings together tastemakers ranging from DJs to recording industry titans and major brands.

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