The World of Tron Prepares to Take on Challengers Once Again

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THE WORLD OF TRON PREPARES TO TAKE ON CHALLENGERS ONCE AGAIN

Disney Interactive Studios Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the
Landmark Film “Tron” with the Re-Release of Tron and Discs of Tron —
for Xbox LIVE Arcade

BURBANK, Calif. – May 3, 2007 – Since the early era of video games,
“Tron” has been synonymous as both a landmark CGI film and the engaging
arcade games inspired by that film. In honor of the 25th anniversary of
“Tron,” Disney Interactive Studios today announced the classic arcade
games Tron and Discs of Tron will be re-released this summer through
Xbox LIVE(R) Arcade for the Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment
system. Xbox LIVE Arcade is the premier destination for digitally
distributed, high-definition original and classic games. “The ‘Tron’
film has captured the imaginations of video game players and film fans
for generations with its ground-breaking visuals and action-filled
story,” said Craig Relyea, vice president of marketing, Disney
Interactive Studios. “The classic arcade games Tron and Discs of Tron
are returning this summer through Xbox LIVE Arcade with new features and
options for the film’s 25th anniversary.”

Each game includes the original version as well as an enhanced version
with new graphics and audio features. Through Xbox LIVE Arcade, players
can also compete in both games against another player in four online
modes.

In Tron, which first appeared in arcades in 1982, players must complete
four increasingly challenging game types to advance through levels.
Players battle tank forces, engage in treacherous light cycle combat,
attack the MCP cone and fight off grid bugs to enter the I/O tower.

Discs of Tron, a follow-up 1983 arcade game, enables players to fight
Sark, the defender of Master Control Program, in one-on-one battles
taking place in three-dimensional futuristic arenas. Players must move
between platforms while throwing energy-charged discs at Sark and
deflecting oncoming discs to avoid being “derezzed.”

Published by Disney Interactive Studios and developed by Backbone
Charlottetown, Tron and Discs of Tron are rated E for Everyone by the
Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). Both games will be
available individually this summer exclusively on Xbox LIVE Arcade.

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  1. Junktape says:

    This is GREAT news.  Jesus I love xbox live more and more.  So many cool games.  I can play old-school DOOM, arcade-era TMNT, watch episodes of the STATE, wirelessly play my itunes library, plus kill terrorists in Rainbow Six Vegas.  All that and audio/video messaging.  Too friggin cool.

    (Meanwhile my PS3 has yet to even maintain an internet connection)

    As someone who once owned the standup arcade verison of TRON, I have to say that the gameplay wears thin fast.  It does make me want to try playing STARSHIP again, lol.

    DISCS OF TRON is apparently a lot more fun.  I do lament ever parting with that Tron machine.  It cost about $400 in an online auction, but ended up costing me nearly an additional $800 in upkeep costs.  Just a lemon.  But oh, how beautiful.

    It was like a near-mint classic corvette that just didn’t run ;(

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