July 18th, 2006, 19:10 Posted By: wraggster
News from Eurogamer
Buena Vista Games and Q Entertainment have announced the track-listing for PSP puzzler Lumines II - and it's a bit different to the original's, to say the least.
As designer Tetsuya Mizuguchi said during the Develop Conference last week, there are some big, recognisable names on there - although all have "just the right tone, mix and energy to incorporate into the game," he reckons.
The original game featured music from popular Japanese group Mondo Grosso, but Lumines II's listing will be a lot more familiar to westerners, with Beck, Gwen Stefani, New Order and the excellent Go! Team jostling with the likes of Fatboy Slim and Mizuguchi fave the Chemical Brothers.
The western flavour of the new puzzler, which is due out in November in the USA, is also reflected in the Microsoft/Q Entertainment Lumines Live collaboration, which debuted at E3 with a Madonna song in the background.
It won't all be western tunes though - BVG notes that Mondo Grosso - Japanese artist Shinichi Osawa - will return with exclusive tunes, while tracks from Ken Ishii (DJ/producer) and TECHRIDERS, both from Japan, also appear on the soundtrack.
Lumines II, which builds on the block-manoeuvring puzzle play of the original handheld title, includes more than 60 skins, wireless two-player ad hoc gameplay, new battle modes, 3D backgrounds and streaming video.
The full listing of songs announced today follows. (Starred entries will also have music videos in the game - the others are TBC.)
Beck - Black Tambourine *
Black Eyed Peas - Pump It *
Chemical Brothers - Star Guitar *
Fatboy Slim - Gangster Trippin' *
The Go! Team - Bottle Rocket *
Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl *
Hoobastank - Born to Lead *
Junior Senior - Take My Time *
Junkie XL - Breezer
Ken Ishii - TBA
Missy Elliot - Lose Control *
Mondo Grosso - various, exclusive to game
New Order - TBD *
Stigmato Inc - Reality Check
TECHRIDERS - TBA
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