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Lumines II

Platform(s): PSP
Genre: Puzzle
Publisher: Buena Vista
Developer: Q Entertainment

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'Lumines II' (PSP) Soundtrack Unveiled - Screens

by Rainier on July 18, 2006 @ 8:26 a.m. PDT

In Lumines II you control squares made of four smaller block pieces that are dropped into the playing field one at a time to form same-color squares. The vertical "timeline" sweeps across the playing field from left to right and wipes the same-color squares from the playing field. Unmatched blocks pile up, and the game ends when the pile gets to the top of the playing screen. Advance through many action-packed levels, each with its own musical theme and sound effects.

“With some of today’s most popular artists involved, ‘Lumines II’ is an amazing project,” said Michael Ryder, senior vice president of global production, Buena Vista Games. “Combined with an exceptional game design from Tetsuya Mizuguchi, ‘Lumines II’ delivers an exhilarating experience.”

“In order to showcase my vision for ‘Lumines II,’ we needed to find music and videos with just the right tone, mix and energy to incorporate into the game,” said Tetsuya Mizuguchi, chief creative officer of Q ENTERTAINMENT. “I couldn’t be happier with the result and am excited to get the game into players’ hands.”

Music videos appearing in the game will include (artist and song):

  • Beck – “Black Tambourine”
  • Black Eyed Peas – “Pump It”
  • Chemical Brothers – “Star Guitar”
  • Fatboy Slim – “Gangster Trippin’”
  • The Go! Team – “Bottle Rocket”
  • Gwen Stefani – “Hollaback Girl”
  • Hoobastank – “Born to Lead”
  • Junior Senior – “Take My Time”
  • Missy Elliott – “Lose Control”
  • New Order – TBD

Two additional songs will also appear on the game’s soundtrack:

  • Junkie XL – “Breezer”
  • Stigmato Inc – “Reality Check”

“Lumines II” is the highly anticipated sequel to the extremely addictive puzzle-based video game, “Lumines.” To play “Lumines II,” gamers control squares made of four smaller block pieces that are dropped into the playing field, one at a time, to form same-color rectangles. The vertical “timeline” sweeps across the playing field from left to right, and wipes the same-color rectangles from the playing field. Unmatched blocks pile up and the game ends when the pile gets to the top of the playing screen. Advance through many action-packed levels, each with its own musical theme and sound effects.

“Lumines II” also features music written exclusively for the game by Japanese artist Shinichi Osawa, also known as MONDO GROSSO, who provided the opening track for the original “Lumines.” Tracks from Ken Ishii (DJ/producer) and TECHRIDERS, both from Japan, are also in the game. With more than 60 stylish skins, wireless two-player ad hoc gameplay, all new battle modes, sensational new 3D backgrounds, and all-new graphics and streaming video, “Lumines II” promises to deliver an addictive video game experience on a whole new level.

“Lumines II” will be available in November throughout North America.


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