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July 18th, 2006 10:45am EDT
Lumines IIBuena Vista Games, Inc., the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company, today announced details of the soundtrack and music videos that will appear in the highly anticipated music-based puzzle game, Lumines II, from renowned developer Q ENTERTAINMENT. As the first handheld video game to feature artists’ actual music videos, Lumines II for the PSP system is a mesmerizing sequel to the popular game, Lumines.

“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):
* BeckBlack Tambourine
* Black Eyed PeasPump It
* Chemical BrothersStar Guitar
* Fatboy SlimGangster Trippin’
* The Go! Team – Bottle Rocket
* Gwen StefaniHollaback Girl
* HoobastankBorn to Lead
* Junior SeniorTake My Time
* Missy ElliottLose Control
* New Order – TBD

Two additional songs will also appear on the game’s soundtrack:
* Junkie XLBreezer
* Stigmato IncReality 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 earned widespread acclaim and has sold more than 700,000 units worldwide, to date. According to video game review score compilation site Gamerankings.com, Lumines is one of the highest-rated PSP system titles, with an average review score of 90 percent.

Lumines II will be available in November throughout North America.