Not every movie needs (or should have) a video game tie-in, but I can’t imagine TRON: Legacy without one. Disney Interactive is releasing TRON: Evolution ten days before the film’s release and will be offering a special collector’s edition for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The collector’s edition will contain a light cycle model designed by Sideshow Collectibles, as well as a special case for both the game and the model bike.
Hit the jump to check out images of the collector’s edition and the press release. TRON: Evolution will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows PC, Nintendo DS, PSP, and Wii (the Wii game’s title is “TRON: Evolution – Battle Grids“) on December 7th. TRON: Legacy opens in 3D on December 17th.
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Here’s the press release:
DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS ANNOUNCES TRON: EVOLUTION COLLECTOR’S EDITION WITH ICONIC LIGHT CYCLE COLLECTIBLE TO BE AVAILABLE AT RETAIL
TRON Video Game Portfolio Release Date Set for December 7, 2010 in North America
BURBANK, Calif. — (August 30, 2010) – Disney Interactive Studios today announced a collector’s edition of TRON: Evolution will be available at retail. The TRON: Evolution collector’s edition package will include an exclusive TRON light cycle collectible based on the in-game model from TRON: Evolution. The light cycle model is being created by renowned collectibles manufacturer Sideshow Collectibles. Available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the collector’s edition will be packaged in a special protective casing with a drawer for the game.
The company also announced December 7 as the North American release date for all its TRON: Evolution video games on popular platforms. TRON: Evolution games will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, Wii™, Windows PC, Nintendo DS™ and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. The Wii game’s title is TRON: Evolution – Battle Grids.
The TRON: Evolution collector’s edition will only be available in limited quantities and will have a suggested retail price of $129.99 in North America. The collector’s edition will be available on December 7 with the rest of the TRON: Evolution video game portfolio before the “TRON: Legacy” film hits U.S. theaters on December 17 in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D.
Developed by Propaganda Games, Disney Interactive Studios’ action and role-playing game studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, TRON: Evolution is set during the era between the two TRON films, “TRON” (1982) and “TRON: Legacy.” TRON: Evolution conveys the story of significant events within the TRON mythology. The game features an epic adventure across a massive digital world filled with high-mobility disc-based combat and advanced light cycles.
TRON: Evolution is one of the keys to unlocking the TRON mythology. The game’s story takes place before the “TRON: Legacy” events and provides insight into the film’s past. As an integrated entertainment experience, the film will reference elements of the game’s story. Fans will want to play the game to learn more about the TRON mythology seen in the film, but each entertainment experience will stand on its own.
“TRON has proven to be a franchise that inspires loyal fans and collectors and will continue with the holiday’s new entries,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “This collector’s edition will give fans of TRON: Evolution and the TRON movies a great opportunity to not only get the game but also a unique TRON collectible.”
TRON: Evolution is Rating Pending from the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).