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FlatOut 2 Soundtrack Announced

Posted by: Lydia at 6/15/2006 5:48 PM
Rob Zombie is in it, as well as Nickelback, Fallout Boy and Wolfmother. Looks like Empire Interactive is following the relatively recent trend of hiring big names to do their soundtrack in order to hype up expectations for the game itself. Will it work,? Maybe. Still, its not everyday you hear Fallout Boy and Rob Zombie on the same CD.


IT¹S FLATOUT ROCK N¹ ROLL AS EMPIRE INTERACTIVE
UNVEILS BLAZIN¹ ALL-STAR LINEUP FOR FLATOUT 2 SOUNDTRACK

Soundtrack features music by some of today¹s hottest bands including
Wolfmother, Fallout Boy, Rob Zombie, Nickelback and Alkaline Trio

SAN FRANCISCO (June 15, 2006) ­ This summer is going to rock for gamers, as
Empire Interactive reveals the musical lineup for the highly anticipated
soundtrack to FlatOut 2, the sequel to last year¹s much-acclaimed
destruction racer video game FlatOut.

Gamers and music fans can enjoy 25 slamming tracks from artists including
Rob Zombie, Audioslave, Alkaline Trio and Wolfmother. Boasting a unique
lineup of artists who could have only been brought together for a game that
is just as rocking as their tunes, FlatOut 2 appeals to thrill seekers and
rock music fans who enjoy a rush and bona fide beats. Distributed by Vivendi
Games in the U.S., FlatOut 2 will be available in stores this July for the
PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® videogame and
entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC and will carry an MSRP of
$39.99.

³Fans who are looking for an exhilarating mix of music this summer will want
to turn off their radios and turn on their gaming systems,² said Ian
Higgins, CEO, Empire Interactive. ³We have been able to bring together the
hottest names in rock n¹ roll for the su nsoundtrack to FlatOut 2.²

The sequel to the best selling demolition racer, FlatOut 2 takes racing to
the limit with numerous enhancements and additions including brand-new and
much requested online multi-player modes, twice as many vehicles, additional
race environments and twice the number of tracks. The mayhem continues off
the track with 12 all-new Ragdoll mini-games including basketball, baseball
and royal flush cards, a Ragdoll Championship and full online support.

Following is a partial list of artists found in FlatOut 2: (For a complete
list, as well as streaming tracks, please visit www.flatoutgame.com)

Alkaline Trio
Papa Roach
Nickelback
Fall Out Boy
Audioslave
Rob Zombie
Mötley Crüe
Wolfmother


About Empire Interactive
Empire is a leading UK quoted computer games developer and publisher,
specializing in innovative video games with mass-market appeal. The Group is
one of the most established in the industry now in its 19th year of
business. Its portfolio of titles includes Starsky & Hutch, FlatOut, Big
Mutha Truckers, Space Invaders 25th Anniversary and Starship Troopers. The
Group¹s value division, Xplosiv, continues to increase its market share
across Europe and has experienced success with its first PlayStation 2
titles. Headquartered in the UK, Empire has offices in the U.S., Germany,
France, Italy and Spain. Further information about Empire and its products
can be found at: http://www.empireinteractive.com

About Bugbear Entertainment
Bugbear Entertainment Ltd. is an award-winning Finnish game developer
focusing on immersive and advanced driving games. The company¹s
international breakthrough was the critically acclaimed title ŒRally Trophy¹
in 2001. Bugbear released 'Tough Trucks' in 2003. The innovative and
much-awaited ŒFlatOut¹ on PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC CD was published in
November 2004 with great success. An N-Gage exclusive story-driven arcade
racer 'Glimmerati' was published in July 2005 to outstanding reviews. The
company is currently working on FlatOut 2 and other unannounced console and
PC projects. For more information please visit www.bugbeargames.com.