2K Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., announced today the upcoming release of an exclusive EP remixed by Moby and Oscar The Punk for its highly anticipated BioShock video game. The CD will be bundled with the GameStop and EB Canada exclusive Limited Edition version of BioShock when the title launches on August 21st for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Games for Windows. The CD is also available as a pre-sale gift-with-purchase from video game retailer, Game Crazy.
The three remixed tracks on the CD include Beyond the Sea, God Bless the Child and Wild Little Sisters, variations of which appear in their original format in the game. Music luminaries Moby and Oscar The Punk have joined forces to remix them with the game?s atmosphere in mind.
?While these classic songs from the 40?s and 50?s evoke a happier time, they take on an eerie aesthetic in BioShock?s decaying art deco-designed underwater city of Rapture,? said Christoph Hartmann, President of 2K Games. ?Moby and Oscar The Punk have captured that disparity with these remixes and added a new spin to these indelible classics.?
Fans of the game and the music will be able to obtain the CD as part of the Limited Edition version of BioShock, which also contains a figurine of one of the game?s hulking ?Big Daddy? creatures, exclusive packaging and a behind-the-scenes DVD.
Developed by 2K Boston and 2K Australia, BioShock is a genetically-enhanced first person shooter set in Rapture, an underwater art deco-inspired utopia torn apart by civil war. Caught between powerful forces and hunted down by genetically modified splicers and deadly security systems, players have to come to grips with a deadly, mysterious world filled with powerful technology and fascinating characters. To survive, players can turn everything they encounter into a weapon, biologically modify their body with plasmids, hack devices and security systems, upgrade weapons, craft new ammo variants, and experiment with different battle techniques. No encounter ever plays out the same and no two gamers will play BioShock the same way.
BioShock is rated ?M? for Mature by the ESRB, and will be available on August 21st in North America and August 24th in Europe. For more information, visit the BioShock website at: www.BioShockGame.com, and the BioShock community site at www.TheCultofRapture.com.