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Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure

Contents Under Gold

Marc Ecko's tale of tagging will be up and out on shelves next month. We mean it this time!
Author: Kyle Sutton
Published: January 24, 2006
That paint can's been idle long enough... time to shake it up, baby! Ensuring that we will indeed see The Collective's tag-along action game in the near future, Atari gave word today that Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure has hit gold status.

"Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure fuses authentic urban culture and multi-faceted gameplay in a way gamers have never seen before," stated Marc Metis, senior vice president, marketing, Atari, Inc. "Consumers are looking for something new, unique, and original in gaming, and this game delivers it."

While the game's title may only be clever wording for a spray can, "contents" aren't all that's under pressure. Take the entire city of New Radius, for example, whose inhabitants have had their freedom of expression downright stripped away by a tyrannical city government. Players take the role of an unlikely hero: a graffiti artist by the name of Trane. By traversing the highs and lows of the town and fighting back against the Civil Conduct Keepers (who do everything but keep the peace), players will have to paint the town with well-placed tags, and in the process, gain a reputation, respect and... oh yeah, expose of the malicious Mayor of New Radius and set the city free.

To bring this urban tale to life, an all-star cast of Talib Kweli, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Rosario Dawson, Brittany Murphy, George Hamilton, Giovanni Ribisi, Adam West, Andy Dick, Charlie Murphy, The RZA and Michael "M.C. Serch" Berrin has thrown down their respective voice talents. And while these guys and gals lent their voices, over 65 graffiti artists lent their signature tags to the project, with six tagging legends -- Cope 2, FUTURA, OBEY: Shepard Fairey, Seen, Smith and T-kid - serving as in-game mentors to Trane.

Marc Ecko's Getting Up sets out for retail on February 14 in North America, and February 17 for the European crowd. Get the word out!