Sony Computer Entertainment America at Metreon - A Sony Entertainment Center Presents The Getaway Game Launch Premiere Friday January 17th, 6-10 Pm


Action-Packed Game Launch Event is Free and Open to the Public! Meet Brendan McNamara, Director of The Getaway, and be the First to Experience the Groundbreaking Gameplay of PlayStation® 2's Highly Anticipated New Title

  WHAT:         Prepare to pay a visit to London's underworld! Sony Computer
                Entertainment America will launch The Getaway, only on
                PlayStation 2, at Metreon -- A Sony Entertainment Center in
                San Francisco on Friday, January 17 from 6 - 10pm.

                One of the most ambitious projects in videogame history, The
                Getaway blurs the line between cinema and games and delivers
                a photo-realistic gameplay environment. Meet Brendan
                McNamara, Director of The Getaway, as well as several key
                actors from the game. They will all be available for
                interviews, autographs and pictures from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
                but the event will last until 10 p.m.

                Due to the mature nature of The Getaway, an adult must
                accompany gamers under the age of 17.

                The Getaway is the story of two men from opposite sides of
                the law. Mark Hammond, an ex-bank robber and gangster, is on
                the run for the murder of his wife. Frank Carter, a
                vigilante copper, was suspended from the Flying Squad. Both
                men, manipulated by Charlie Jolson, a notorious crime boss
                of London's East End, are desperate to clear their names.

                 Learn more about The Getaway at

  WHEN:          Friday, January 17
                 6 - 10 pm

  WHERE:         Metreon -- A Sony Entertainment Center
                 PlayStation® is on the ground floor
                 Metreon is located at the corner of Fourth and Mission
                 streets (101 Fourth Street) in San Francisco and is easily
                 accessible by public transportation -- just blocks from the
                 Powell Street BART and Muni metro stations. Public Parking
                 is available at the Fifth & Mission Garage across the
                 street from Metreon and the Moscone Center Garage at Third
                 and Howard streets. For more information, please visit

  INFORMATION:   (415) 369-6000

SOURCE: Sony Computer Entertainment America

CONTACT: Tina Casalino of Sony Computer Entertainment America,
+1-650-655-8102 or; or Kirsten Maynard of
Metreon, +1-415-369-6011 or

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