Prepare to rock! Half-Minute Hero VidZone playlist coming to PlayStation®3 and PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) ahead o

Thursday 18th February 2010: VidZone, the leading video on demand service that provides free streaming music video to PlayStation®3 (PS3™) and PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable), today unveils the exclusive playlist for Rising Star Games' brilliant Half-Minute Hero, ahead of the game's launch tomorrow.

The Half-Minute Hero track listing includes heavy metal legends Motörhead, Mötley Crüe, Nine Inch Nails and Def Leppard, joined by newer artists such as Tokio Hotel, Scary Kids Scaring Kids and Seether.

"The Half-Minute Hero playlist on VidZone perfectly encapsulates the feel of the game, with an eclectic collection of heavy metal and punk rock tracks," says Martin Defries, managing director, Rising Star Games.

"We see the Half-Minute Hero Playlist from Rising Star Games as the perfect opportunity to target the VidZone User and marry up the two things that they love, music and gaming", says Ben Speas, advertising manager, VidZone.

VidZone's service allows PlayStation®3 owners to watch new music videos for free on their PS3 or streamed to their PSP™ via Remote Play. The Half-Minute Hero video soundtrack is available from today.

The full track listing is as follows:

Alter Bridge - Rise Today

Coheed and Cambria - Welcome Home

Def Leppard - Nine Lives

Dio - Rock 'n 'Roll Children

HAMMERFALL - Any Means Necessary

Helloween - Dr. Stein

Innerpartysystem - Don't Stop

Joe Satriani - Summer Song

Lordi - Would You Love A Monsterman (2006 Version)

Mötley Crüe - If I Die Tomorrow

Motörhead - I'm So Bad (Baby I Don't Care)

NIGHTWISH - Bye Bye Beautiful

Nine Inch Nails - The Hand That Feeds

Scary Kids Scaring Kids - Faces

Seether - Rise Above This

SONATA ARCTICA - Flag In The Ground

Tokio Hotel - Ready, Set, Go!

Within Temptation - The Howling

The Half-Minute Hero game on PSP™, from respected developer Marvelous Entertainment, takes the RPG genre to another level, challenging players to save the world in just 30 seconds. With over 100 missions - not to mention multiplayer options - and over 20 hours of gameplay, there's plenty to keep gamers occupied.

The Half-Minute Hero VidZone playlist is available today and Half-Minute Hero will launch on PSP™ on Friday 19th February.

Screenshots and artwork can be downloaded directly here.

For further information, screenshots and press samples (when available), please contact:

Ali Wood (Premier PR)

Yen Hau (Rising Star Games)

France - Namco Bandai Partners

Emilie Berndt

Germany - Koch Media

Andrea Stepper

Spain - Namco Bandai Partners

Helena Careaga

Italy - Cidiverte

Giovanna Cosentino

Benelux - CLD Distribution

Philippe Coopmans

Nordic - Bergsala

Johan Lenngerd

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