THE CONSOLE MARKET
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[ February 25th 2002 ]
bubble-gum queen Britney Spears is challenging
Lara Croft for her cyber-babe crown following
her transformation into a virtual pop princess
- complete with leather cat-suit, flowing locks
and ample cleavage - for her first assault on
the video games market, information heavyweight
carrier Reuters reports today.
to technological innovation by being the first
to incorporate 3D technology into her music DVD
which features a variety of on-stage viewing angles
and interactive menus, the Princess of Pop hopes
to migrate the same success to the console platform.
Programmers at U.S. games maker THQ Inc. say "Britney's
Dance Beat" offers adoring fans the chance to
perform with their idol, if only in a virtual
world. "Audition to Britney's most popular songs
to see if you can keep up with the other dancers,"
the company says on its website. "If you're really
good, you'll get access to exclusive video and
source close to the Britney camp said: "This will
open up the gaming market, which is already incredibly
lucrative. It could be a very canny move and ensure
the cash keeps rolling in..." Britney's Dance
Beat will release on Sony's PS2 console in May
2002 with versions for Nintendo's Game-boy and
Microsoft's XBOX penned for fourth quarter 2002.