FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, NY– September 12, 2008– 2K Sports, the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced details regarding the soundtrack for NHL 2K9, which was released yesterday. NHL 2K9 features an epic music soundtrack that will blow the roof off any virtual hockey arena with some of the biggest bands and legendary artists in rock such as Bad Religion, Mastodon, NoFX, Pennywise, The Offspring, The Ramones, and many others. It will also be the first time that influential punk band Operation Ivy has ever licensed their music for inclusion in a video game.
Below is the full list of tracks in NHL 2K9:
- <*>Bad Religion -- New Dark Ages*> <*>Genghis Tron -- Things Don't Look Good*> <*>High On Fire -- Rumors Of War*> <*>Inner Circle -- Bad Boys*> <*>Joe Satriani -- Crowd Chant*> <*>Mastodon -- Iron Tusk*> <*>NoFX -- Linoleum*> <*>Operation Ivy -- Bankshot*> <*>Pennywise -- Knocked Down*> <*>Protest The Hero -- Goddess Gagged*> <*>Recliner -- Find A Way*> <*>The Night Marchers -- Closed for Inventory*> <*>The Offspring -- Nitro (Youth Energy)*> <*>The Ramones -- Blitzkrieg Bop*>
"For NHL 2K9 we wanted to create an adrenaline-pumping soundtrack that will set the mood for the intensity of hockey," said Tim Rosa, 2K Sports’ director of brand and lifestyle marketing. "We have also licensed a few of the more popular hockey stadium songs, so when a player goes to the penalty box after a fight, gamers will hear tracks such as“Bad Boys” from Inner Circle or“Knocked Down” by Pennywise after a big hit, as they do in hockey stadiums across North America. For NHL 2K9 we have licensed a great collection of songs that complement the authenticity and spirit of the game."
NHL 2K9 is now available on retail store shelves in North America for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™ home video game system from Nintendo, and PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems. A free demo of NHL 2K9 is also available for download on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION®Network. The demo provides fans an opportunity to relive the excitement of this past season’s thrilling Stanley Cup™ Final in a brief three minute period as either the Pittsburgh Penguins or Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.
NHL 2K9, rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and older by the ESRB, is now available for Xbox 360, Wii, PLAYSTATION 3 system and PlayStation 2 system. For more information about NHL 2K9, please visit http://www.2ksports.com/games/nhl2k9.
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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 GameCube™, Nintendo DS™ 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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