FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK, NY - January 10, 2006 - 2K Sports, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced today that Major League Baseball 2K6, the only MLB licensed game on every major console, will fully utilize and integrate the innovative scouting tools from Inside EdgeTM. Major League Baseball 2K6, with the help of the most comprehensive scouting data of Inside EdgeTM, will recreate the real-life tendencies and decisions of Major League pitchers and batters to deliver the most innovative and authentically entertaining MLB video game on the market.
"2K Sports has always been about offering the most realistic and exciting sports video game experience to our fans," states Greg Thomas, president of Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio. "Using Inside EdgeTM technology truly brings every virtual athlete in Major League Baseball 2K6 to life as they exhibit the playing style, tendencies, and behaviors of the real life players in every game situation. "
Inside EdgeTM powers the behaviors and the artificial intelligence of every virtual athlete in Major League Baseball 2K6. Through an in-depth scouting report compiled over the last 3 years, thousands of stat categories have been painstakingly recorded based on numerous factors. Inside EdgeTM will utilize the comprehensive data and advanced decision-making to determine the type of pitch delivered and batting tendencies in any situation. Gamers will now feel the pressure in executing a clutch-winning hit against a fireball-throwing closer and the exhilaration of striking a CPU batter out during a scoring situation. Inside EdgeTM delivers the human element and behaviors of real-life MLB players into Major League Baseball 2K6 and bringing the MLB experience to the next level.
"We are thrilled to be part of Major League Baseball 2K6, the best Major League Baseball video game this year," states Randy Istre, founder of Inside EdgeTM. "Since 1984, Inside EdgeTM has been bringing the best scouting data to Major League teams everywhere using advanced tracking techniques, new technologies, and innovative statistic methods. Now teamed with 2K Sports, the leading developer of the best and most innovative sports titles, baseball gamers will experience the most realistic MLB video game to date."
Major League Baseball 2K6 is the exclusive and only officially licensed Major League Baseball video game to appear on every major gaming console including the Xbox 360TM and Xbox video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the PSPTM (PlayStationPortable) system and the Nintendo GameCubeTM. Major League Baseball 2K6 is slated to release in spring 2006.
For more information, log onto http://www.2ksports.com
About Take-Two Interactive Software
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) is an integrated global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of interactive entertainment software games and accessories for the PC, PlayStation game console, PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, PSPTM (PlayStationPortable) system, the Xbox video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCubeTM, Nintendo DSTM and Game Boy Advance. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games, 2K Games, 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, Vienna, Milan, Sydney, Breda (Netherlands) and Auckland. 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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Access Communications for 2K Sports Angella Wong
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