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Sony official sponsor for Voodoo Music Experience

SCEA announced today that they will be sponsoring the 3rd annual Voodoo Music Experience on October 27, 2001 in New Orleans. The event is an all-day music festival featuring Tool, Snoop Dogg, Bush, The Black Crowes, Missy Elliot, Better than Ezra, and DJ Craze. Along with this diverse group of bands, Sony plans to setup numerous kiosks during the event allowing people to play both PSX and PS2 games.

"The Voodoo Music Experience serves as a great opportunity for PlayStation fans to experience the newest games from Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., while enjoying the stellar lineup of artists performing at the festival," said Sharon Shapiro, director, promotions, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. "PlayStation fans are a perfect match for the Voodoo Music Experience and the event is a natural fit for our promotional marketing efforts."

“We are pleased to partner with Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., offering festival participants an exciting day of fun-filled entertainment at the Voodoo Music Experience,” said Susan Laufer, event coordinator, Rehage Entertainment, Inc. “For three years running, Voodoo has been the definitive music extravaganza for celebrating Halloween in all its ghoulish fun. We provide the best in live entertainment and, with PlayStation, the best in interactive entertainment, too.”

Games featured in the kiosks will be:

  • Drakan:  The Ancients' Gates(TM) (PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system)

Players enter the decaying world of Drakan, where immortal Spirit Dragons are being held captive, and embark on an enchanted journey through fifteen vast, foreign environments with Rynn, a brave female warrior, and Arohk, a fearless dragon to save the spiritual leaders -- and the rest of mankind.

  • Frequency(TM) (PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system)

Allows fans to become a home DJ and mix music from top artists such as Crystal Method, BT, Dub Pistols, DJ Qbert, No Doubt and Orbital, as well as freestyle and remix mode -- all combined with stunning graphics and video.

  • Twisted Metal:  Small Brawl(TM) (PS one console)

Calypso, the rough and tough neighborhood bully persuades the local kids into entering a "little" contest of remote control car combat. Charged with 16 unique RC cars, 11 interactive hangouts and fireworks inspired weaponry, these mischievous contestants are eager to brawl. So grab the remote control and get ready to rule the neighborhood!

  • Syphon Filter(TM) 3 (PS one console)

Long-time fans enter a world of deceit and secrets as Gabe Logan and Lian Xing are back to finish off the Agency in the third and final version of this extremely popular action adventure franchise. Playing as Gabe Logan, Lian Xing, or other skilled agents, gamers battle with a deadly arsenal of weapons including X-Ray guns, proximity mines, explosive round shotguns and a variety of other lethal weapons.

Along with these titles, current games Twisted Metal: Black, Formula One 2001, and Gran Turismo 3: A-spec will be available for play.

10/26/2001 Matt Stensrud

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