Announces BioShock as an Exclusive Xbox 360™
and Games for Windows title
New York, NY - September 28, 2006 - 2K,
a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
(NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced that BioShock, its highly
anticipated and award-winning innovative first person shooter,
will be released exclusively on Xbox 360â„¢
video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Games
for Windows, the new brand optimized for Windows XP and
Windows Vista. Slated for 2007 and developed by Irrational
Games, a 2K development studio, BioShock will forever change
the expectations for the first-person shooter.
"2K is excited to release BioShock
exclusively on Xbox 360 and under the Games for Windows
brand on the PC," said Christoph Hartmann, President,
2K. "BioShock is the next step in the evolution of
first-person shooters and a perfect title to push the limits
of Xbox 360."
"We expect BioShock will set a new
mark in next generation gaming when it launches next year,"
said George Peckham, general manager, global third party
publishing for the Interactive Entertainment Business, Microsoft.
"We're thrilled that gamers will be able to experience
BioShock only as an Xbox 360 and Games for Windows title."
The Games for Windows branding ensures that
consumers have a consistent, reliable gaming experience
on Windows XP and Windows Vista with easier game installation,
improved reliability, and support for key Windows Vista
features. These titles will also support wide-screen gaming,
can be launched from within Windows Media Center, will be
compatible with 64 bit consumer versions of Windows and
support the Xbox 360 Controller for Windows.
Taking full advantage of both Microsoft
platforms, BioShock takes place among the ruins of an underwater
utopia. After your plane crashes into icy, uncharted waters,
you discover a rusted bathysphere and descend into Rapture,
a city hidden beneath the sea. Constructed as an ideal society
for a hand-picked group of scientists, artists and industrialists,
Rapture collapsed under the weight of its own idealism.
Now the city is littered with corpses, wildly powerful guardians
roam the corridors, mutated little girls scavenge the dead,
and genetically modified citizens ambush you at every turn.
BioShock is in development for Xbox 360
and Windows and will be released in 2007. For more information
please visit www.2kgames.com.
About Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two
Interactive Software, Inc. is an integrated global developer,
marketer, distributor and publisher of interactive entertainment
software games and accessories for the PC, PlayStationÂ®
game console, PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment
system, PSPÂ® (PlayStationÂ®Portable)
system, XboxÂ® and Xbox 360â„¢
video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, Nintendo
GameCubeâ„¢, Nintendo DSâ„¢
and Game BoyÂ® Advance. The Company publishes
and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar
Games, 2K and 2K Sports, and Global Star Software; and distributes
products in North America through its Jack of All Games
subsidiary. Take-Two also manufactures and markets video
game accessories in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific
region through its Joytech subsidiary. The Company maintains
sales and marketing offices in Cincinnati, New York, Toronto,
London, Paris, Munich, Madrid, Milan, Sydney, Breda (Netherlands),
Auckland, Shanghai and Tokyo. Take-Two's common stock is
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