New York, NY– August 26, 2008– 2K Sports, the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced that MLB® Superstars, a baseball game that fans of all ages can enjoy, is scheduled to be available for the Wii™ home video game system from Nintendo this fall. MLB Superstars takes America's favorite pastime into a totally new realm by bringing fans’ favorite players and teams out of their natural environments and showcasing them in over half a dozen different mini games that speak to the kid in all of us.
Fully utilizing the Wii’s motion sensing capabilities and easy pick-up-and-play functionality, MLB Superstars puts a brand new spin on classic games with Baseball Pachinko, Baseball Bocci, and Baseball Golf.
On their own or with friends, MLB Superstars offers gamers a unique baseball experience with a wide variety of activities. Fans can play Mascot Dance and have their favorite mascot boogie to the rhythm of that funky beat, or have a smashing good time with the Green Monster game by becoming the first to smash down their wall with a baseball bat, swinging frantically to stop the Green Monster from crashing through! Gamers aim for the high score and win numerous trophies to outfit their player in a multitude of ways!
MLB Superstars, developed by Deep Fried Entertainment and published by 2K Sports, is not yet rated by the ESRB and will be available for Wii this fall. For more information, please visit www.2ksports.com.
About Take-TwoInteractive Software
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., is a global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of interactive entertainment software games for the PC, PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Xbox 360 and Xbox video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, Wii, Nintendo DS™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Game Boy® Advance. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games, 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play, and distributes software, hardware and accessories in North America through its Jack of All Games subsidiary. Take-Two’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.take2games.com.
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Meg Maise (Corporate Press/Investor Relations)
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.