P.O.D.'S New Album, 'Payable on Death,' Arrives in Stores with First-ever Music CD/PlayStation®2 Videogame Package
Sony Computer Entertainment America and Atlantic Records Break New Ground with CD/DVD Bundle, Providing Consumers with Greater Value
FOSTER CITY, Calif.
WHO: Atlantic Records' multi-platinum recording group P.O.D. and Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA), the undisputed leader of the video game industry. WHAT: The first one million copies of P.O.D.'s eagerly awaited new album, "PAYABLE ON DEATH," will include an exclusive bonus PlayStation®2 DVD from SCEA, making good on an October 1 announcement with the group's label, Atlantic Records, to provide P.O.D. fans and gaming enthusiasts with an unprecedented added value. The bonus DVD -- playable only on the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system -- will contain a custom videogame track from the critically acclaimed PlayStation 2 music game title, Amplitude, featuring a newly recorded, non-album P.O.D. track, "Space." The two-disc package will carry a suggested list price of only $19.98. The release of the two-disc package demonstrates a groundbreaking, cross-media approach for the gaming and recording industries to deliver greater value to consumers. Developed by Harmonix Music Systems, Amplitude takes advantage of players' videogame/rhythm skills and allows them to recreate a song via the PlayStation 2 DUALSHOCK®2 analog controller -- players can build and remix the song's individual tracks, in effect to "jam" with the music, regardless of musical ability. The full version of Amplitude is currently available for PlayStation 2 nationwide and features more than 25 tracks from various artists across all music genres for players to interact with both in offline and online gameplay. This game has been rated T for Teen by the ESRB. WHEN: Tuesday, November 4, 2003 WHERE: Various retail stores nationwide (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000510/SFW104-a )Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000510/SFW104-a
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