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    Combatants Prepare to Battle Sark Again in Discs of Tron

    Disney Interactive Studios Announces Classic Game Will Be Available Through Xbox LIVE Arcade on February 13

    BURBANK, Calif., Feb 08, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The ground-breaking film "Tron," about a man who ventures inside a video game and has to battle for survival, spawned two classic arcade games in the early 1980s. Disney Interactive Studios today announced Discs of Tron, the second arcade game inspired by the film, will be available on February 13 for Xbox LIVE(R) Arcade for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

    In Discs of Tron, players face off in a three-dimensional arena against the film's villain, Sark, as they throw discs to try to knock him off of a platform or "derezz" him with a disc while he counters. The game, which includes both classic and enhanced modes, gets increasingly more difficult as players progress. A player's advancement through the game includes multiple platforms of different altitudes, a barricade between the two combatants and chasers, which are secondary weapons from Sark. The player's deflector can provide necessary temporary protection from Sark's onslaught of discs.

    Discs of Tron, which received an 8.0 out of 10 review score from Official Xbox Magazine (U.S.), includes multiplayer modes: Classic Versus (highest score wins), Speed Versus (player to reach determined score first wins), Co-op (two players' scores combined for leader board results) and Deadly Disc Versus (players play simultaneously and power-ups help one player or hinder another).

    "Discs of Tron is considered an arcade classic as it mesmerized fans who wanted an entertaining and challenging experience derived from the innovative film," said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. "The game's release on Xbox LIVE Arcade enables multiple generations to play the addictive game in both its original form from 25 years ago and an enhanced mode with upgraded graphics and sound."

    The enhanced mode features high-definition graphics that show the three-dimensional arena surrounded by a cityscape from the world of Tron. The game's audio is also upgraded in the enhanced mode.

    From Disney Interactive Studios and developed by Backbone Entertainment, Discs of Tron is rated E for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).

    The original Tron arcade game, which is comprised of four mini-games inspired by the film and features an enhanced mode and multiplayer challenges, is now available on Xbox LIVE Arcade.

    About the Tron Franchise

    "Tron," a 1982 Walt Disney Pictures' release, explores the worlds of video games and three-dimensional computer-generated animation. When Flynn hacks into the mainframe of his ex-employer to prove his work was stolen by another executive, he finds himself on a much bigger adventure. Beamed inside by a power-hungry Master Control Program, he joins computer gladiators on a deadly game grid, complete with high-velocity "Light Cycles" and Tron, a specialized security program. Together they fight the ultimate battle with the MCP to decide the fate of both the electronic world and the real world.

    Since the Tron and Discs of Tron arcade games, Tron has continued to make the logical transition to video games. Disney Interactive Studios published Tron 2.0 for Windows-based PCs in 2003 and Tron 2.0: Killer App in 2004 for the Xbox(TM) video game system and the Game Boy(R) Advance. Tron was also among the featured Disney worlds in KINGDOM HEARTS II, the top-selling role playing game from Square Enix Co., Ltd. and Disney Interactive Studios. KINGDOM HEARTS II is available for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system.

    About Disney Interactive Studios

    Disney Interactive Studios is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company. Disney Interactive Studios self publishes and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with other interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. Disney Interactive Studios is based in Glendale, California and has five internal game development studios around the world including Avalanche Software, Fall Line Studio, Propaganda Games, Black Rock Studio and Junction Point Studios.

    Tron (C) Disney

    Arcade games: Discs of Tron (C) 1983 Midway Amusement Games, LLC; Tron (C) 1982 Midway Amusement Games, LLC.

    SOURCE: Disney Interactive Studios

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    Re: Combatants Prepare to Battle Sark Again in Discs of Tron

    Amazing what legs Tron has had over the years. It wasn't a great film, but it still captured the imagination. I remember playing Disks of Tron at the local arcade.
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    Re: Combatants Prepare to Battle Sark Again in Discs of Tron

    Wow, this almost makes me want to get an Xbox 360.

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    Long live Tron!

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    Re: Combatants Prepare to Battle Sark Again in Discs of Tron

    I want a Tron MMORPG. Well actually I would probably never play it, but it seems perfect for the genera.

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    Re: Combatants Prepare to Battle Sark Again in Discs of Tron

    too bad its probably a crappy port. The TRON version on 360 is really bad.. the controls are miserable.

    Play it on MAME - its better
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    Re: Combatants Prepare to Battle Sark Again in Discs of Tron

    Wouldn't this be great as a virtual-reality sim inside Innoventions?

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