New York, NY– August 10, 2009– 2K Games announced today that Sid Meier's Civilization® Revolution™ is now available for the iPhone™ and iPod® touch. Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution for iPhone and iPod touch contains hundreds of hours of gameplay from veteran game developer Firaxis Games. As a special offer for fans, Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution is available for the introductory price of $4.99 for the first 48 hours before it moves to its standard price of $9.99.
"Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution was a big success for us last year on the consoles and handheld systems," said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. "Now, the iPhone platform gives us the opportunity to introduce an entirely new audience to the addictive gameplay of the Civilization® franchise."
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution for iPhone and iPod touch brings Civilization Revolution's renowned gameplay, including 16 playable civilizations, multiple difficulty levels, an integrated tutorial and more to mobile users. The iPhone version features new graphics and an entirely new gesture-based interface that takes advantage of the power of the platform.
"We're thrilled to deliver our signature strategy game on such an exciting and dynamic platform," said Sid Meier, director of creative development at Firaxis Games, and lead designer on Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution. "We choose platforms based on where we feel consumers will have the best gameplay experience with our titles, and the iPhone allows us to introduce this gameplay to mobile consumers - new and old."
As one of the most respected franchises in the gaming industry, the Civilization series has sold more than 9 million units worldwide. In 1991, Sid Meier put computer gaming on the map when he first delivered Civilization to the PC gaming world, launching the "God Game" genre and creating one of the most award-winning and addictive strategy series of all time. Built specifically for console and handheld systems, Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution features the franchise's fastest pick-up-and-play action to date and still honors the most beloved elements from the core series: strategic global reign and encounters with history's most intrepid leaders.
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution for the iPhone and iPod touch is now available in North America via Apple's App Store for $4.99 for the first 48 hours and $9.99 thereafter. iTunes® users can visit www.civilizationrevolution.com/iphone/buy to purchase this version of the game*. For more information, please visit www.civilizationrevolution.com/iphone.
2K Games is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
*The iTunes application is required to link to the purchase website.
About Firaxis Games
Firaxis Games™ is one of the world's premier game development studios, and home of legendary designer Sid Meier. Firaxis has developed some of the most successful and award-winning computer and video games on the market today including: 2005 PC Game of the Year - Sid Meier's Civilization IV®, the expansions Civilization IV: Warlords®, and Civilization IV: Beyond The Sword™, the blockbuster Sid Meier's Civilization® III series, Sid Meier's Pirates!® (PC, Xbox® and PSP®), Sid Meier's SimGolf™ and Sid Meier's Railroads!™. Firaxis legacy titles include the Sid Meier's Civil War Series!™ (Gettysburg!, Antietam!, and South Mountain), and the Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri® series. In 2005, Firaxis Games was acquired by Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., joining its 2K publishing label. The company recently released Sid Meier's Civilization® Revolution™ for console and handheld platforms and Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization™ for Windows PCs to great critical acclaim.
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® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles under 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play. Take-Two also distributes software, hardware and accessories in North America through its Jack of All Games subsidiary. The Company'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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