The World of Tron Prepares to Take on Challengers Once Again
Disney Interactive Studios Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Landmark
> Film "Tron" with the Re-Release of Tron and Discs of Tron -- for Xbox LIVE
> BURBANK, Calif. - May 3, 2007 - Since the early era of video games, "Tron"
> has been synonymous as both a landmark CGI film and the engaging arcade games
> inspired by that film. In honor of the 25th anniversary of "Tron," Disney
> Interactive Studios today announced the classic arcade games Tron and Discs
> of Tron will be re-released this summer through Xbox LIVE(R) Arcade for the
> Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system. Xbox LIVE Arcade is the
> premier destination for digitally distributed, high-definition original and
> classic games. "The 'Tron' film has captured the imaginations of video game
> players and film fans for generations with its ground-breaking visuals and
> action-filled story," said Craig Relyea, vice president of marketing, Disney
> Interactive Studios. "The classic arcade games Tron and Discs of Tron are
> returning this summer through Xbox LIVE Arcade with new features and options
> for the film's 25th anniversary."
> Each game includes the original version as well as an enhanced version with
> new graphics and audio features. Through Xbox LIVE Arcade, players can also
> compete in both games against another player in four online modes.
> In Tron, which first appeared in arcades in 1982, players must complete four
> increasingly challenging game types to advance through levels. Players battle
> tank forces, engage in treacherous light cycle combat, attack the MCP cone
> and fight off grid bugs to enter the I/O tower.
> Discs of Tron, a follow-up 1983 arcade game, enables players to fight Sark,
> the defender of Master Control Program, in one-on-one battles taking place in
> three-dimensional futuristic arenas. Players must move between platforms
> while throwing energy-charged discs at Sark and deflecting oncoming discs to
> avoid being "derezzed."
> Published by Disney Interactive Studios and developed by Backbone
> Charlottetown, Tron and Discs of Tron are rated E for Everyone by the
> Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). Both games will be available
> individually this summer exclusively on Xbox LIVE Arcade.
> About the Tron franchise
> "Tron," a 1982 Walt Disney Pictures' release, explores the worlds of video
> games and three-dimensional computer-generated animation. When Flynn hacks
> into the mainframe of his ex-employer to prove his work was stolen by another
> executive, he finds himself on a much bigger adventure. Beamed inside by a
> power-hungry Master Control Program, he joins computer gladiators on a deadly
> game grid, complete with high-velocity "Light Cycles" and Tron, a specialized
> security program. Together they fight the ultimate battle with the MCP to
> decide the fate of both the electronic world and the real world.
> Since the Tron and Discs of Tron arcade games, Tron has continued to make the
> logical transition to video games. Disney Interactive Studios published Tron
> 2.0 for Windows PC in 2003 and Tron 2.0: Killer App in 2004 for the Xbox(TM)
> video game system and the Game Boy(R) Advance. Tron was also among the
> featured Disney worlds in KINGDOM HEARTS II, the top-selling role playing
> game from Square Enix Co., Ltd. and Disney Interactive Studios. KINGDOM
> HEARTS II is available for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system.
> About Disney Interactive Studios
> Disney Interactive Studios is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The
> Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). Disney Interactive Studios self-publishes
> and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and
> interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and
> works directly with other interactive game publishers to bring products for
> all ages to market. Disney Interactive Studios is based in Glendale, Calif.,
> and has four internal game development studios around the world including
> Avalanche Software, Fall Line Studio, Propaganda Games and Climax Racing.
> For more information, please log on to www.disney.com/videogames.
> Tron (C) Disney
> Arcade games: Discs of Tron (C) 1983 Midway Amusement Games, LLC;
> Tron (C) 1982 Midway Amusement Games, LLC.
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