FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Windsor– October 17, 2008– 2K Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today that BioShock® for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system is now available in stores across the UK. A global smash hit on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Games for Windows®, BioShock for the PLAYSTATION 3 system continues the success by earning a perfect score from Eurogamer.net.
“We are very excited to bring BioShock to an entirely new audience of gamers,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K.“With its new features and the PS3 exclusive downloadable content, we are confident that players will have even more reasons to fall in love with the unique and unforgettable world of Rapture.”
Developed by 2K Boston, 2K Australia, 2K Marin, and Digital Extremes, BioShock for the PLAYSTATION 3 system contains all-new content that augments and extends the experience in exciting ways. BioShock for PLAYSTATION 3 system contains new features such as the inclusion of the Survivor difficulty mode, Trophy support and the addition of all-new Add-On Game Content that will be available for download on November 20. A free demo that allows gamers to play through the first portion of BioShock is currently available for download from the PlayStation®Network.
BioShock is a narrative-driven action experience that allows players to do the impossible as they journey through an amazing, immersive and terrifying world. Caught between powerful forces and hunted down by genetically mutated citizens, the player will come to grips with the mysterious and fascinating world of Rapture, a distinct Art Deco underwater utopia gone mad. BioShock not only challenges players’ capacity to adapt and survive, but brings to question their values and relationships with the inhabitants of Rapture. With smart and adaptive AI, no encounter ever plays out the same way twice, while numerous customization options provide gamers with an experience that adapts to their playing style.
BioShock for PLAYSTATION 3 system is available now. The title has been rated BBFC 18. Also available on Xbox 360 and Games for Windows, BioShock has won numerous‘Game of The Year’ awards including the BAFTA for Best Game.
For more information, please visit the award-winning BioShock experiential website which provides visitors with an interactive experience that brings them into the atmospheric world of BioShock at www.bioshockgame.com.
About Take-Two Interactive 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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Alex Bickham Indigo Pearl
2K Games London
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