Tonight marks the premiere of A&E’s newest journey into the unknown, The 5 Lives of Criss Angel Mindfreak. For five weeks, the world renowned illusionist will push himself to the limit with five death defying stunts. You can see a clip below.
Tonight’s premiere episode is called “White Death,” where Criss will bury himself under ice:
Criss takes the "Buried Alive" escape attempt to an unprecedented level, adding the extra weight and freezing temperatures of snow and ice. Shackled and placed in a transparent coffin before hundreds of fans and his concerned family and then buried in ice and snow, Criss must escape his bonds and dig himself out of impossible conditions before succumbing to hypothermia, suffocation or the possibility of the ground collapsing from the weight of the snow.
Be sure to catch the premiere of The 5 Lives of Criss Angel Mindfreak, tonight at 10/9c on A&E!
To ring in the premiere of this epic television event, A&E created a number of cutting edge digital creations. Online games, augmented reality experiences and home console promotions lead the way to bringing Criss Angel and his amazing feats to the forefront of entertainment.
Kill Criss Angel online game - Allows fans and foes alike decide whether they want to help or kill Criss Angel as he attempts the dangerous “White Death”
The Five Lives of Criss Angel Mindfreak augmented reality experience - Takes players through five levels that relate to each of the five episodes of the fifth season of “Criss Angel Mindfreak.” One of the first of its kind, this groundbreaking initiative leverages augmented reality to make the user’s hand the game controller, controlling the main game piece through hand gestures in front of a standard web camera.
PS3 and Xbox360 - PlayStation Home the 3D social gaming service for PlayStation 3 users will now have the opportunity to watch “Criss Angel Mindfreak” video vignettes in the Home theatre. In addition, users have the opportunity to win two custom virtual items including a Criss Angel branded coffee table and coffin couch to accessorize their personal apartments in world
You can learn more and play these games here at the official site.