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TRIBES 2 to Feature Upcoming Single from Band's New Album
Bellevue, WA (April 17, 2000) - Sierra Studios(tm), Dynamix(r), Motley Records/Beyond Music and legendary rock band Motley Crue are proud to announce their collaboration to produce a single for Dynamix's upcoming PC team-based action game TRIBES 2.
Motley Crue, currently in studio recording their next album "New Tattoo," will offer one of their forthcoming singles to be featured on the TRIBES 2 soundtrack. The song, which has not yet been titled, will also be heard on the band's approaching summer 2000 "Maximum Rock" tour and on the new album, due out June 20th. In addition to this feature song, Motley Crue will provide exclusive in game sound effects, with selected guitar and drum loops.
"We're fortunate to have this opportunity to work with the members of Motley Crue and Motley Records /Beyond Music on this promotion," said Jim Veevaert, vice president of marketing for Sierra Studios. "Motley Crue's musical style and edge will really compliment the action and gameplay found in TRIBES 2."
"Providing music for a game like Tribes 2 is a natural progression for our band, it's another medium for us to share our music with a new audience," commented Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue. "Games are a growing form of entertainment, and this is an opportunity for us take another step into an environment of new technology and forward thinking."
Motley Crue's essential albums, Too Fast For Love, Shout At The Devil, Theatre of Pain and Dr. Feelgood sold over 40 million copies and produced over four Top Ten Singles. In 1999, Motley Crue re-released their multi-platinum catalog on Motley Records simply titled "Crucial Crue." In addition the band has played to over 30 million fans and is credited by some as having helped define rock music and lifestyle to the 'MTV generation.'
TRIBES 2, the eagerly awaited sequel to the 1999 Online Action/Strategy Game of the Year: StarSiege TRIBES is the ultimate in team-based action that offers massive and breathtaking worlds for exploration and battle, as well as unprecedented innovations in team-based, tactical gameplay. TRIBES 2 offers an environment where brainpower and teamwork are the only true keys to survival and victory. This experience is not limited to the online players alone. TRIBES 2 adds a new single-player component that will allow players to fill their teams with AI teammates before heading into the epic and battles for which the TRIBES franchise has become known.
With its incredible new graphics
engine, TRIBES 2 will immerse players into breathtaking and massive worlds that
are tormented by real time weather effects, such as rain, snow, fog and lightning
strikes. The struggle
for dominance over these worlds, however, will no longer take place only between the Tribes of Man. In the 40th century, the warrior tribes of the wilderzone are about to meet the ultimate enemy, and it is not human. Genetically engineered and previously the servants of the Tribes of Man, the BioDerms have broken free from their human shackles now seek to claim the universe for their own...but more importantly, eradicate anything human in the process. TRIBES 2 is scheduled to ship late Summer 2000. Beyond Music is an affiliate of the Left Bank Organization, an operating company designed to market, promote, publicize and distribute entertainment properties on a worldwide basis.
Sierra On-Line, Inc. http://www.sierra.com/ is one of the original developers and largest worldwide publishers of interactive entertainment and productivity software. Sierra is a division of Havas Interactive, a global leader in interactive content, and is one of the world's largest publishers of education, entertainment and home productivity software. Its divisions, Blizzard(r), Coktel, Knowledge Adventure(r), Sierra(tm) and WON.net(r) are famous for releasing critically acclaimed and award winning titles. Havas has operations in the US and in Europe and is a subsidiary of the French publishing house Havas, part of Vivendi Communications.