2K Sports Announces Diverse Music Lineup from Sub Pop Records for NHL 2K7 Video Game
NEW YORK, NY â August 2, 2006 â 2K Sports, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: TTWO), announced today that independent rock music pioneer Sub Pop Records, among other record labels, will provide music tracks from its diverse catalog for NHL 2K7.
Featuring an eclectic mix of uniquely spirited music inspired by the individuality of hockey, NHL 2K7âs soundtrack features 18 songs, including tracks from influential Sub Pop artists such as Postal Service, Hot Hot Heat, Sleater-Kinney and Mudhoney.
NHL 2K7 will feature the following Sub Pop Recordsâ tracks:
â¢ Arlo- Runaround
â¢ Band of Horses- Wicked Gil
â¢ Hot Hot Heat- Talk to me, Dance with Me
â¢ Kinski- Hot Stenographer
â¢ Love as Laughter- Temptation Island
â¢ Mudhoney- Empty Shells
â¢ Nebula- Giant
â¢ The Postal Service- Brand New Colony
â¢ Seaweed- Losing Skin
â¢ Sleater-Kinney- Rollercoaster
â¢ The Constantines- Working Full-time
â¢ The Thermals- I Hold the Sound
âSub Pop is the leader in bringing the underground sound to the mainstream without compromising their integrity,â said Tim Rosa, director of brand and lifestyle marketing for 2K Sports. âBecause we share this mindset when developing our games, NHL 2K7 is the perfect vehicle for Sub Pop to stay true to its vision.â
"While Sub Pop and hockey are rarely mentioned in the same breath, the vibe of our music really suits the action of NHL 2K7," said Steve Manning, Publicity/Marketing Director, Sub Pop Records. "Because 2K Sports values authenticity in its games with the same passion we treasure authenticity in our artists, we knew this partnership would resonate with fans of both the sport and our music."
The top-rated hockey video game for four-straight years*, NHL 2K7 introduces a groundbreaking presentation system that will engross gamers with a completely different way of playing a hockey video game than ever experienced beforeâa new look, new sound, and new feel bring raw emotion and exciting drama. New additions to ProControlâ¢ empower players to turn up the defensive pressure on specific opposing players. Combined with high-quality visual details and the most comprehensive franchise options available, including the new rivalry mode, and NHL MVP Joe Thornton on the cover, NHL 2K7 elevates the realism of the sport, delivering the best hockey game on any system.
NHL 2K7 is coming in September 2006 to the Xbox 360â¢ and XboxÂ® video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, and the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system; and will be available in holiday 2006 for the PlayStationÂ®3 computer entertainment system. For more information, log onto http://www.2ksports.com
*According to GameRankings.com average scores of 2003-2006 hockey video games.