Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: Atari
Developer: The Collective

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by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 9:01 a.m. PST

In a world where graffiti has been banned and freedom of expression has been suppressed by a tyrannical city government, an unlikely hero rises to win back his neighbourhood and become an urban legend of the city of New Radius. Play as Trane, a "toy" (beginner) graffiti artist with the street-smarts, athletic prowess and vision necessary to become an "All City King," the most reputable of all graffiti artists. The sport of graffiti flows through his veins as he risks his life navigating vertical landscapes while battling rival crews, a corrupt Mayor and the city's Civil Conduct Keepers (CCK) all in an effort to reach the sweet spots of New Radius where a well-placed tag brings respect and reputation.

Set in the city of New Radius, Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure features a world where freedom of expression is suppressed by a tyrannical city government. In the game, players assume the role of Trane - an unlikely hero just looking to get up until he realizes there is much more at stake. Gamers learn and master various graf skills, starting as a toy (beginner) graffiti artist and using street-smarts, athletic prowess and vision necessary to become an "All City King," the most reputable of all graffiti artists. During their quest, players risk their lives navigating vertical landscapes while battling rival crews, a corrupt Mayor and the city's Civil Conduct Keepers (CCK) all in an effort to reach the sweet spots of New Radius, where a well-placed tag brings respect and reputation. Gamers also find themselves with an even greater burden - to use their high-wire graffiti talents to expose the oppressive mayor and set the city free.

"Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure fuses authentic urban culture and multi-faceted gameplay in a way gamers have never seen before," said Marc Metis, senior vice president, marketing, Atari, Inc. "Consumers are looking for something new, unique, and original in gaming, and this game delivers it."

Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure includes a variety of star-studded voice talent such as renowned hip-hop artist Talib Kweli, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Rosario Dawson, Brittany Murphy, George Hamilton, Giovanni Ribisi, Adam West, Andy Dick, Charlie Murphy, The RZA and Michael "M.C. Serch" Berrin.

More than 65 graffiti artists have lent their signature tags and art to the game's urban environments, while six legendary artists - Cope 2, FUTURA, OBEY: Shepard Fairey, Seen, Smith and T-kid - have served as in-game mentors to the game's lead protagonist.

In addition, Atari and Mr. Ecko, through the support of Mr. Combs' legendary A&R skills, have assembled an impressive soundtrack featuring an array of licensed music and various original tracks, including an exclusive version of Notorious B.I.G.'s "Who Shot Ya," remixed by Serj from the band System of a Down; "Clik, Clak, and Spray" from Pack FM; "Book of Judges" from Pharoahe Monch; and "Getting Up Anthem: Part 1," performed by legendary Hip- Hop artist Rakim and Talib Kweli.

Developed by The Collective, Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure is rated 'M' for Mature and will be available for the PS2, Xbox, and Windows.

For additional information about the game please visit http://www.gettingup.com.

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