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Tron: Evolution

Platform(s): Movie, Nintendo DS, PC, PSP, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios
Developer: Propaganda Games
Release Date: Dec. 7, 2010 (US), Nov. 26, 2010 (EU)

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'Tron: Evolution' (ALL) Features Daft Punk Music Tracks And Likeness - Screen

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2010 @ 1:42 p.m. PST

Set during the era between the two TRON films, Tron: Evolution conveys the story of significant events within the TRON mythology. The game features an epic adventure across a massive digital world filled with high-mobility disc-based combat and advanced light cycles.

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TRON: Evolution is an immersive 3rd person action-adventure game that pulls the player into the unique digital world of TRON. Gamers explore TRON’s cities using the free running phenomenon Parkour, navigate among unique rebel factions, and fight an epic battle against a dictator’s seemingly unstoppable army.

TRON: Evolution is one of the keys to unlocking the TRON mythology. The game’s story takes place before the “TRON: Legacy” events and provides insight into the film’s past. As an integrated entertainment experience, the film will reference elements of the game’s story. Fans will want to play the game to learn more about the TRON mythology seen in the film, but each entertainment experience will stand on its own.

“TRON: Legacy” film director Joseph Kosinski consulted on the vision for the debut video game trailer, which includes computer graphics that were created by the same company that will provide the film’s CG animations. Kosinski will advise on the game’s vision during 2010 to ensure accuracy with the film. In addition to directing “TRON: Legacy,” Kosinski is renowned in the video games industry as having directed prolific feature film-quality game trailers for major product releases.

Iconic and critically acclaimed French duo Daft Punk, who created the music score for Walt Disney Pictures’ upcoming film “TRON: Legacy,” provided two of their tracks from the film for TRON: Evolution -- “Derezzed” and “The Grid” -- along with music from composers Sascha Dikiciyan, Cris Velasco and Kevin Manthei.

The original motion picture soundtrack for “TRON: Legacy” composed by Daft Punk is also set for release on December 7, 2010, from Walt Disney Records.  The original motion picture soundtrack, marking the first film score from Daft Punk, is available for pre-order at iTunes.com/TRON.

“Daft Punk’s incredible music is a major part of the ‘TRON: Legacy’ film and brings audiences into the unique TRON grid.  We didn’t hesitate when the opportunity arose to include some of the ‘TRON: Legacy’ music into the video game,” said Darren Hedges, game director, Propaganda Games.  “The music score is punctuated by not only Daft Punk, but three of the best electronic composers in the business.”

One of the most sought after electronic and video game composers, Sascha Dikiciyan, provided much of the music for TRON: Evolution.  Dikiciyan’s score can be heard throughout the game and added to the overall game soundscape and marquee battles.

The music included in the in-game cinematics was created by Cris Velasco.  TRON: Evolution has many film-quality cinematics that tell a story that takes place before the events of the “TRON: Legacy” film.  Velasco was able to highlight key moments of the story in these dynamic and dramatic moments with a cinematic-quality score.

Ambient audio tracks for areas of exploration and spiritual landmarks in the game were created by Kevin Manthei.  Manthei was brought in to punch up the music in an early internal gameplay proposal and the audio worked so well, he was then signed to supply the actual game’s audio.

“When you’re playing the game, the mesmerizing music draws you into the action,” said Jason Owen, lead audio designer, Propaganda Games.  “The audio of video games is crucial to the experience and the TRON: Evolution music score definitely separates it from others.”

As part of the connection between the game and film, actress Olivia Wilde stars as Quorra in TRON: Evolution. Wilde’s voice and likeness as Quorra will provide players with another direct link to the film as they discover how earlier events within the world of TRON shape her character’s future.

TRON Evolution – Battle Grids (Wii), TRON: Evolution (DS) and TRON: Evolution PSP are action packed games set within the combat arenas and mysterious cities of the TRON world. All game versions give fans a unique way to battle and explore the TRON universe alone or with friends and family.

The TRON games for Nintendo platforms (TRON: Evolution – Battle Grids for Wii and TRON: Evolution for DS), include games and art styles appropriate for a wide audience, including families and kids.


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