Hip Hop Soundtrack Announced for PC Game - FreeStyle Street Basketball
LLOYD BANKS, YOUNG HOT ROD AND SHA MONEY XL BRING HOT BEATS AND
RHYMES TO BALLERS EVERYWHERE IN FREESTYLE STREET BASKETBALL(TM)
UMG Artists Create Original Tracks for Sierra Online's
Upcoming Massively Multiplayer Online Basketball Game
Los Angeles - Feb. 23, 2007 - Sierra Online, a division of Vivendi Games, has
signed some of the hottest hip-hop artists and a renowned producer to create
an exclusive in-game soundtrack for the highly anticipated PC game FreeStyle
Street Basketball(TM). Lloyd Banks, Young Hot Rod and Sha Money XL have been
drafted to lead the FreeStyle Street Basketball music team.
G-Unit's Lloyd Banks, whose debut album "Hunger for More" sold more than 3 million
copies, is creating the official theme song for FreeStyle Street Basketball.
His latest album, "Rotten Apple," is in stores now.
"I jumped at the chance to create an exclusive song for FreeStyle Street Basketball,
especially since hip-hop has always been relevant in the street basketball culture,"
said Lloyd Banks. "I'm always playing video games so to have the opportunity
to record the theme song for a game is crazy."
FreeStyle Street Basketball is a fast-paced massively multiplayer online PC basketball
game where players meet on virtual courts to challenge each other in a dynamic
pick-up game environment, featuring cutting-edge music, fashions and gravity
defying basketball moves. The game's easy-to-learn controls allow players to
master every move, from simple shots to crazy alleyoop dunks, using just four
keys. Gamers can play 1-on-1, 2-on-2 or 3-on-3 street basketball online against
people from around the country. The globally popular FreeStyle Street Basketball
has more than 30 million players in Asia.
"G-Unit artists embody the spirit of street basketball so Lloyd Banks, Young
Hot Rod, and Sha Money XL are a perfect fit for FreeStyle Street Basketball,"
said Ed Zobrist, President, Sierra Online. "We are excited to combine great artists
with great gameplay."
New G-Unit member Young Hot Rod is creating a track exclusively for the game.
His first single "Be Easy" featuring Mary J. Blige has heated up the airwaves
and his debut album "Fast Lane" is scheduled to drop in early 2007. Famed producer
Sha Money XL, whose producing credits include 50 Cent, Tupac and Lloyd Banks,
is creating seven exclusive beats for FreeStyle Street Basketball and producing
the Lloyd Banks and Young Hot Rod tracks. In addition to producing, Sha Money
XL scored 50 Cent: Bulletproof as well as Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift.
FreeStyle Street Basketball will be free for a limited time while it's available
for a public preview this spring. The game will be available on retail shelves
and via digital distribution following the public preview. For more information
on the game and to register for the public preview, visit www.FreeStyleStreetBasketball.com
About Sierra Online
Sierra Online, a division of Vivendi Games, creates and publishes quality short-
and mid-session, casual online games for all viable gaming platforms. Sierra
Online's titles include Assault Heroes(TM), an award-winning game for Xboxï¿½ Live
Arcade, and the upcoming FreeStyle Street Basketball(TM), an online PC game from
leading Korean developer JC Entertainment, Inc. The division is also developing
a variety of other Xbox Live Arcade and PC online games targeting the mass-market
audience. Sierra Online runs a global business with headquarters in Los Angeles,
California, a regional European office in Frankfurt, Germany; a regional Asia
Pacific office in Shanghai, China; and internal development studios in Seattle,
Washington; Shanghai, China; and Santiago, Chile.
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