When Lumines II arrives on the PSP in November, it won't just improve on the experience of the rhythmic falling-block puzzler Lumines. It'll bring something to the table that no other handheld game has: actual music videos playing in the background during gameplay.
As of press time, the list of confirmed (and potentially distracting) videos includes:
"Black Tambourine" (Beck)
"Pump It" (Black Eyed Peas)
"Star Guitar" (Chemical Brothers)
"Gangster Trippin%26rsquo;" (Fatboy Slim)
"Bottle Rocket" (The Go! Team)
"Hollaback Girl" (Gwen Stefani)
"Born to Lead" (Hoobastank)
"Take My Time" (Junior Senior)
"Lose Control" (Missy Elliott)
%26hellip;and a yet-to-be-announced title from New Order.
Additionally, two other non-video songs have been confirmed for the soundtrack: Junkie XL's "Breezer" and Stigmato Inc's "Reality Check." And if you loved the first game's soundtrack, relax; Japanese artists Mondo Grosso, Ken Ishii and Techriders are also among the confirmed contributors.
July 18, 2006