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Die Hard Trilogy 2: Viva Las Vegas (Windows)

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Press Release:

    FOX INTERACTIVE FEATURES UNDERGROUND MUSICIANS IN UPCOMING DIE HARD TRILOGY 2 VIDEO GAME
    Die Hard Trilogy 2 to Feature Original Music from BT, Lil' Zane and a Full Roster of Bad Boy Music Artists to 'Pump Up' 50 Hours of Interactive Action

    LOS ANGELES, February 28, 2000 -- Fox Interactive today announced that the highly anticipated PC and PlayStation game, Die Hard Trilogy 2: Viva Las Vegas (DHT2) will feature an original music soundtrack. The company selected top underground talent to headline the soundtrack and to introduce their work to a mainstream audience. Electronica musician BT was selected to create the entire soundtrack score and rap artist Lil' Zane was chosen to write and record the title's theme song, "Die Hard Trilogy." Also featured on the soundtrack are next-generation Bad Boy entertainers Black Rob and Fuzzbubble. Creating new experiences for video game entertainment, DHT2 is a winning combination of a hit movie franchise, solid game content and a new hit music soundtrack.

    "Today, more than ever, musicians are looking for creative, non-traditional outlets to get their music out to the public," said Dave Shaw, executive director of worldwide marketing for Fox Interactive. "DHT2 not only provides these artists with a direct pipeline to millions of existing Die Hard fans, but the game itself is an interesting visual medium that frames their music - more than a five-minute music video, or even a two-hour movie, it's about 50 hours of interactive action."

    The original instrumental score, written and arranged by BT, combines elements of progressive house, breakbeat and drum and bass. No stranger to soundtrack scores, BT also has collaborated with Tori Amos for "Talula," a track written for the blockbuster movie, Twister. BT also created the debut score for the movie Go, a film about the LA rave culture directed by Swingers director Doug Liman, and he contributed to the soundtrack for the upcoming movie, Under Suspicion which stars Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman. His internationalclub hits include "Embracing the Future" and "Loving You More."

    "The new Die Hard PlayStation game is so fast and furious, I have panic attacks playing it," said music artist, Brian Transeau (BT). "The action and intensity of Die Hard Trilogy 2 was so strong that finding inspiration to write the music for the game's soundtrack was pretty effortless."

    Also featured in the game's soundtrack is Lil' Zane's original rap and the title's theme song, "Die Hard Trilogy." The hot 17-year old is referred to as a microphone sensation and his work is described as having mature lyrics with a slice of reality. Supported by a team of Worldwide Entertainment hit-making beatmakers who have laced tracks for artists such as the late, Notorious B.I.G., NewEdition and Puff Daddy, Lil' Zane is on a fast ride to the top of the charts with his highly anticipated debut album, Young World; The Future Worldwide Entertainment/Priority Records.

    "My songs usually aren't for any one particular crowd,but I'm targeting young people who are buying the majority of the music lately - and playing the games, too," said Zane. "My songs are for everyday people going through life. With 'Die Hard Trilogy' I can now say I've reached out to the gamers, as well."

    Additional tracks featured on the game soundtrack include, "Viva Las Vegas," performed by Bad Boy Record's first hard rock band, Fuzzbubble and features Trevell "G-Dep" Colement, Lin Que, and Craig "Tiny" Pillors. "You Don't Know Me," is performed by Black Rob, a new headliner for the Bad Boy record label. "R.N.S. (No, No, No)" is performed by rap artist Tony Touch featuring Heltah Skeltah and Starang Wonder.

    DHT2 is a hard-core action game that pits feature film and video game hero John McClane against terrorists, the elements and the odds, this time with Las Vegas and the Nevada desert as the setting. As with the original Die Hard Trilogy, which sold more than two million units worldwide, the sequel is actually three action-packed game engines in one, including third person action/adventure, first-person sharp-shooting and extreme driving. But DHT2 one-ups its predecessor by smoothly interweaving the three game styles into one continuous story. Cinematic sequences introduce the player to the situation and transition from one level to the next as the story unfolds in this original plot-driven adventure. Players can also choose to play each of the game styles separately in Arcade mode.

    About Fox Interactive
    Recognized as an innovative industry leader, Fox Interactive, an operating unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment, a News Corporation company, is committed to developing a full range of bold and engaging interactive entertainment. The company creates computer and video game software based on Fox franchises as well as new and original properties. Fox Interactive games currently released include the new 3D platform game CROC 2, the top selling PC hit Aliens versus Predator, The X-Files, Die Hard Trilogy, The Simpsons, and the FOX Sports brand of video games.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Aug 03, 2008.

Press Release:

    FOX INTERACTIVE LOOKS TO WHOOPASS WITH DIE HARD TRILOGY 2 AND JONES SODA PARTNERSHIP

    LOS ANGELES, February 7, 2000 -- Fox Interactive and Jones Soda today announced a partnership agreement to launch an aggressive promotional campaign which will support the upcoming release of the Die Hard Trilogy 2: Viva Las Vegas (DHT2) PlayStation and PC game. The campaign includes multifaceted marketing opportunities utilizing the DHT2 game logo and artwork on all "WhoopAss" beverage cases, retail marketing materials, and in-game use of the beverage. "WhoopAss" is Jones Soda's hot new citrus-flavored energy drink.

    The agreement will leverage Jones Soda's unique array of young, hip and fashionably packaged containers, by featuring the Jones Soda website address on the label of all cans of WhoopAss, leading the consumer to special DHT2/WhoopAss webpages. The site will offer hints, tips and cheat codes for the DHT2 game as well as access to secret levels and modes. Participants will also have a chance to enter a contest to win cool prizes including strategy guides, their own supply of WhoopAss, a Jones Soda cooler, Die Hard movies on DVD, and a DVD player.

    The campaign will run through the end of the year utilizing Fox radio and television affiliates by airing contests, promotions and other DHT2 and WhoopAss sponsored events. Fox Interactive will also include the Jones Soda and WhoopAss logo on soda machines, soda cans, and billboards in the DHT2 video game. In addition, WhoopAss will be the featured energy-booster drink "pick up" for John McClane, the fictional action-hero star of the Die Hard Trilogy.

    "Together, DHT2 and WhoopAss embody the spirit of today's hip gaming community across the country," said Dave Shaw, executive director of worldwide marketing for Fox Interactive. "Our strategic partnership with an innovative and creative company like Jones Soda is sure to even further distance us from our competition."

    "Fox Interactive franchises have a strong presence in the gaming industry and will help us expand ourbrands to youths across the country," said Peter van Stolk, president and CEO of Urban Juice and Soda Company. "Being a part of DHT2 supports our philosophy of interacting with and involving our energetic fans in the promotion and marketing of our products."

    Along with the contests and other promotional items, DHT2 fans can experience 24-hours of WhoopAss as Fox and Jones search the country with an endurance challenge to find the most "Die Hard" gamer. During the summer, three WhoopAss/DHT2 mobile homes equipped with food, games, and plenty of WhoopAss will travel across the country and stage video gaming marathons. Target cities and regions include Los Angeles, New York and Minneapolis.

    About Fox Interactive
    Recognized as an innovative industry leader, Fox Interactive, an operating unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment, a News Corporation company, is committed to developing a full range of bold and engaging interactive entertainment. The company creates computer and video game software based on Fox franchises as well as new and original properties. Fox Interactive games currently released include the new 3D platform game CROC 2, the top selling PC hit Aliens versus Predator, The X-Files, Die Hard Trilogy, The Simpsons, and the FOX Sports brand of video games. Check out Fox Interactive online at http://www.foxinteractive.com.

    About Jones Soda
    From its packaging in long-neck retro bottles, its intense colors and flavors such as Cream Soda and Fufu Berry and its constantly changing array of labels featuring different photographs sent in by its consumers, Jones Soda is at the forefront of return to traditional soda. Creating an interactive relationship between the buying public and a soda is difficult. With its first website at www.jonessoda.com where consumers can submit label ideas, create backgrounds and enter contests, to their latest website at www.myjones.com where consumers can order their own personalized case of Jones Soda and have it delivered to their door, Jones Soda has become the only online, interactive soda.

    Jones Soda is distributed throughout the US and Canada and can be found in tattoo parlors, skate and surf shops, delis, cafes and urban restaurants. Steady, planned growth over the past four years has allowed Jones Soda Co. to create a team of dedicated, talented individuals with the ability to keep up with ever-changing consumer tastes. This is evident in Jones Soda Co. latest product, WhoopAss Energy Drink.

    Jones Soda's mission is to support music, sports, fashion in a non-traditional and alternative approach.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Aug 03, 2008.

Privat Computer PC (April, 2000):
    Præcis hvad Las Vegas har brug for...

    Endnu en uheldig vovehals med et holdningsproblem.

    Tre måder at spille på.
    Tusindvis af måder at dø op.

    John McClane er tilbage.

    Contributed by Apogee IV (2336) on Jan 05, 2007.

Back of Box (Canada):
    Yippie-Ki-Yay! John McClane is back!

    The odds are against John McClane as he battles terrorists intent on wiping Sin City from the map. Blast your way through 25 levels of non-stop action in three diferent game styles. Combine all three explosive games into an original adventure, or choose to play the one you like best.

    Match wits with enemies who survey their surroundings, then react to your actions in third person action/adventure mode.

    Arm yourself with the firepower of 12 different weapons in sharpshooting mode.

    Put the pedal to the metal in the extreme driving mode, as you defuse bombs and chase down terrorists.

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Feb 17, 2003.

Unknown Source:
    In Vegas the odds are against John McClane. But then again, they always are.

    Yippie-ki-yay! Blast into non-stop action as feature film and game hero John McClane, who once again finds the chips stacked against him as he faces a new legion of hi-tech terrorists in a race against time. The bright lights and vast landscape of Las Vegas provide the backdrop for an all-new story line that incorporates the three white-knuckle game styles of the original best-selling Die Hard Trilogy. Try to beat the odds as you match wits with the meanest, smartest villains in the most explosive adventure John McClane has ever faced.

    The payoff is the hottest action in town!

    Three sizzling action-packed game styles: Third person action/adventure, sharpshooting and extreme driving put you right in the heat of the battle. Or play a story-driven adventure with cinematic sequences where you go seamlessly from one style to another as the story unfolds. With multiple ways to play, there's always more action ahead!

    Enemies with intellect: Match wits with enemies that survey their surroundings,listen, watch, then pursue with deadly purpose.

    Strategy is the key: Use your wits to control the action! Gain access to restricted areas, save the hostages, and solve complex puzzles.

    Demanding shooting skills: Enemies have five damage quadrants so make your aim count one shot may not be enough!

    Awesome arsenal: Arm yourself with the firepower of 12 kickass weapons.


    Contributed by Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2156) on May 27, 2000.