Gamers and Music Lovers of All Ages Experience Music Mixing First-Hand With World Renowned Music Acts in Frequency™ for Playstation®2

Unique Music Software Title for the PlayStation 2 Computer Entertainment System Establishes New Category of Music Entertainment


Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the release of Frequency™, a unique interactive music title, exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Developed by Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., Frequency offers a new form of interactive entertainment for PlayStation 2 by allowing gamers to immerse themselves with world renowned music acts and begin mixing and remixing in a musical environment filled with stunning 3D graphics and video content. As radio and television are common mediums for bands to showcase their music, Frequency provides a new, unique outlet for consumers to experience music one step further through its immersive gameplay.

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A game for all people, the unique gameplay in Frequency is simple and intuitive for casual gamers (and even non-gamers) to immediately understand, while its depth and challenge will keep hard-core gamers playing for days and days.

Focusing on the thrill of creating and mixing music, Frequency highlights various music genres that include Electronica, House, Drum and Bass, Alternative Rock, Trance and Hip Hop from top music acts such as Paul Oakenfold, The Crystal Method, No Doubt, Jungle Brothers, Orbital, DJ Q-Bert and many more.

"Frequency provides PlayStation 2 fans with the opportunity to understand music mixing and experience it first-hand," said Paul Oakenfold, world-renowned DJ. "Through its user-friendly gameplay, gamers can take advantage of their video game skills and use them to lay down music by some of the top music acts in the world."

"Frequency is poised to push the music experience to a whole new level for both the musician and gamer," said Ami Blaire, director, product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. "Both gamers and music fans will appreciate this simple, yet addictive gameplay and the wide variety of music found in Frequency. With this innovative game, we continue to expand the breadth of unique content available for PlayStation 2.

In Frequency, music mixing begins with one instrument, such as drums where players must hit the appropriate PlayStation 2 controller buttons at the right time in order to match the rhythm of the song; incorrect timing will decrease players' musical time bar. Once this instrument is successfully mixed, players can move on to another instrument, such as guitar and continue through all the instruments to lay down the song and perform all instrumental tracks before the musical timing bar runs out. Players can also compete with their friends and family by saving re-mixes they create onto memory cards and trade them with their friends as unique levels in the game mode, providing a "multi-player challenge." In addition, gamers can compete in a music jam session with up to four players simultaneously.

The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has rated Frequency "E" for Everyone. For more information about the ERSB visit

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one™ game console and the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. The PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system is set to revolutionize the home entertainment market, offering the most compelling interactive content and the capability to be used as a network terminal in the coming broadband era.

Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PS one console and PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for the PS one console and the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif., Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.



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