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The Da Vinci Code (Xbox)

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Press release (15th May 2006):

    Award-Winning Composer And Vocalist Winifred Phillips Scores The Da Vinci Code™ Video Game Soundtrack

    Winifred Phillips' original music and lyrics immerse players in the

    New York – May 15th, 2006
    – Winifred Phillips, a multiple award winning composer for video games, radio, television and film, has created the theatrical score for The Da Vinci Code™ video game, developed by The Collective for 2K Games. The video game is based on the highly-anticipated The Da Vinci Code film by Oscar™ winning director Ron Howard, which is based on Dan Brown’s critically acclaimed, best-selling novel. The video game(s) are timed to coincide with the film's world-wide release date of May 19th.

    Selected by the development team at Collective Studios for her imaginative and innovative approach to choral composition, Winifred was given extensive creative control to produce an original sound for the game inspired by Dan Brown’s novel. Embracing the developer’s ambition, Winifred wrote more than one hundred tracks of dramatic and ethereal music for The Da Vinci Code™ video game that combines classical and liturgical techniques with an aggressive contemporary edge and all the orchestral power of a modern-day thriller. Phillips is a classically trained vocalist as well as a composer, so for the score she personally sang all the voices of a full symphonic chorus including sopranos, altos, tenors and basses.

    Cordy Rierson, producer of The Da Vinci Code™ game at Collective Studios, said, “When we heard Winifred’s music, we knew she was the one to bring the video game alive with inspiring and innovative sound. Her music and vocals provided vision and helped shape what is going to be a true one of a kind gaming experience.”

    J.P. Walton, audio director for the video game at Collective Studios, added, “Winifred's score is the perfect accompaniment to the game. Her melodic themes and haunting choral arrangements provide a wonderful backdrop to The Da Vinci Code™. Once you hear it you won't believe that she alone performed every part!”

    As an accomplished game composer, Winifred's music has won the 2005 Interactive Achievement Award from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences for “Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition,” and four Game Audio Network Guild Awards in 2005, including the prestigious "Music of the Year" Award. Winifred is also the composer of award-winning musical scores for more than 100 music drama programs in the "Radio Tales" series, originally aired on National Public Radio and currently broadcast weekly to the more than six million subscribers of XM Satellite Radio. For this series, Winifred wrote music for such radio programs as "War of the Worlds," "Arabian Nights," "The Time Machine," "The Phantom of the Opera," "Gulliver’s Travels," "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". Winifred has received four Gracie Awards from the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television. She is also a New York Festivals World Medalist, and has been honored by the NFCB Golden Reel Awards and the Audio Publishers Association Awards. For more information please visit www.winifredphillips.com.

    Doubleday has completed its 104th printing of the Dan Brown novel which will bring the total number of hardcover copies in print in North America to an unprecedented 12 million. It is the record-setting adult fiction hardcover bestseller, with 161 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, 55 of them at #1. In addition, 5 million paperback copies for North America were printed and released in the U.S. market March 28th. The novel currently has 57 million copies in print worldwide in all formats.

    For more information about The Da Vinci Code™ video game please visit: http://www.2Kgames.com.

    Contributed by Sciere (268187) on Jun 24, 2006.

Press release (29th March 2006):

    The Da Vinci Code

    Overview:

    The Da Vinci Code videogame is based on the highly-anticipated The Da Vinci Code film by Oscar™ winning director Ron Howard, which is based on Dan Brown's best-selling novel.

    Dan Brown's critically-acclaimed book "The Da Vinci Code" is the best-selling novel of all time and has spent more than two years on the New York Times best-seller list. It has also been translated into 42 languages. To date, there are more than 38.6 million copies of the novel in print, averaging more than two million copies sold each month. For the first time the paperback will be released with 5 million copies shipping to stores the end of March.

    The Story:

    While attempting to solve a murder, Harvard professor Robert Langdon and brilliant French cryptographer Sophie Neveu uncover a 2000-year-old conspiracy through clues encoded in paintings by Leonardo Da Vinci.

    The Da Vinci Code takes you on a heart-pounding non-stop race through Paris and through time to find the truth and protect a secret that could shake the world.

    Game Summary:

    In the game, players will be kept on the edge of their seat with suspense, discovery and survival as they guide Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu on their quest to solve a bizarre murder-mystery and uncover the ultimate treasure protected by an ancient secret society.

    Key Features:

    • Expands upon The Da Vinci Code universe by giving the player new experiences and locations not visited in the book or the film

    • Solve mysteries and puzzles that go beyond anything you have seen or read. Elude danger and stay one step ahead of an enemy that will stop at nothing to protect their secret.

    • Combines a unique blend of adrenaline-pumping stealth, frantic chases and combat, diversely cryptic puzzles, and exciting exploration.

    • Explore detailed environments and discover hidden clues in world famous locations such as The Louvre, Westminster Abbey, St. Sulpice and more.

    • Players must solve a wide variety of challenging physical and intellectual puzzles that will ultimately lead them to the resting ground of the Holy Grail.

    • The game will appeal to the hard core fans of the book and movie by offering an experience faithful to the movie. In addition, it will also appeal to gamers who have enjoyed the movie but want new challenges.

    Published by - 2K Games

    Developed by - The Collective

    Platforms - Current Generation Systems

    Release Date - May 2006

    Contributed by Sciere (268187) on Jun 24, 2006.

Press release (2nd November 2005):

    2K GAMES SIGNS EXCLUSIVE WORLDWIDE AGREEMENT WITH SONY PICTURES CONSUMER PRODUCTS TO PUBLISH THE DA VINCI CODE VIDEO GAME

    -The Da Vinci Code Video Game to Feature Action-Oriented Suspense Based on Upcoming Feature Film that is Based on Best-selling Novel-

    Windsor, England – November 2nd, 2005
    – 2K Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today an exclusive worldwide agreement with Sony Pictures Consumer Products to publish and distribute current generation console video games based on the highly-anticipated The Da Vinci Code film by Oscar™ winning director Ron Howard, which is based on Dan Brown's best-selling novel. The games are being developed by The Collective, a division of Foundation 9 Entertainment and a top developer of action titles. Timed to coincide with the film release date, The Da Vinci Code games are expected to be available in May 2006.

    "We are thrilled to work with Sony Pictures on one of its most anticipated film properties," said Christoph Hartmann, Managing Director at 2K Games. "The Da Vinci Code is exactly the type of high-calibre licensed property 2K Games looks for when developing movie-based games."

    Charles Cecil, designer of the critically acclaimed title Broken Sword, has joined the development team at The Collective to aid in the game's design. Revolving around secret societies, ancient cover-ups and calculated vengeance, the gameplay in The Da Vinci Code will feature action-oriented suspense for seasoned gamers and The Da Vinci Code fans alike.

    Dan Brown's critically-acclaimed book "The Da Vinci Code" is the best-selling novel of all time and has spent more than two years on the New York Times best-seller list. It has also been translated into 42 languages. To date, there are more than 38.6 million copies of the novel in print, averaging more than two million copies sold each month.

    Contributed by Sciere (268187) on Jun 24, 2006.

Back of Keep Case - PlayStation 2/Xbox (US):

    UNLOCK THE CODE

    The game has just begun... now you can live in the mysterious, ever-expanding world of The Da Vinci Code™ with this all-new, action-packed adventure. You'll encounter new plot twists and clues as you try to stay one step ahead of an enemy that will stop at nothing to seize an epic secret that's been locked away for centuries.

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    New adventures, puzzles and locations that go beyond the film or book.

    Stealth, adventure, combat and puzzle-solving all come together in the ultimate The Da Vinci Code Experience.

    Unravel challenging clues hidden in the works of Leonardo Da Vinci.

    Explore world famous locations like the louvre, Westminster Abbey and Saint-Sulpice.

    Contributed by Sciere (268187) on Jun 24, 2006.