FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK, NY - October 25, 2005 - 2K Sports, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., today announced the 20 semifinalists in the Amplifier Challenge contest. The Amplifier Challenge allowed fans to choose the bands they want to appear on the Amped 3 Official CD Soundtrack and, starting today, Amped 3 fans can vote for one of the bands to win $10,000 and send them to play at the South by Southwest music festival next spring. The Amped 3 Soundtrack will be available in November as a pre-sell promotional item at major retailers and at 2K Sports events.
The second phase of the Amplifier Challenge will kick off today, with Amped 3 fans logging onto the official Amped 3 web site (www.Ampedsnowboarding.com). On the site they can listen to the 20 tracks featured on the Amped 3 Soundtrack and vote for their favorite. The band that receives the highest average fan rating will win $10,000 and a coveted slot at the revered and influential South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas in March 2006.
2K Sports is proud to announce the following fan-selected bands and songs on the Amped 3 Soundtrack (in no specific order):
- Tub Ring - The Promise Keeper
- Hellogoodbye - Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn
- Halifax - Anthem For Tonight
- Hidden In Plain View - Ashes Ashes
- Houston Calls - Exit, Emergency
- Emery - Studying Politics
- Underoath - It's Dangerous Business Walking Out Your Front Door
- The Junior Varsity - Get Comfortable
- Anberlin - Paperthin Hymn
- Boys Night Out - Healing
- Cartel - Say Anything (Else)
- The Rocket Summer - Around The Clock
- The Dirtball - Bulldoggin'
- Copeland - No One Really Wins
- Day At The Fair - Coda
- After The Tragedy - The Soul Burns, The Body Decays Pt. 1
- Self Against City - All This Time
- Tears From The Sky - Nailed Down
- Waking Ashland - I Am For You
- June - OK Corral
Amped 3, embodying the snowboard and alternative lifestyle culture and style, has one of the largest selections of music ever in a video game with over 300 Indie tracks from some of today's hottest underground bands. Styles range from punk to techno, rap, hard-core rock and a little bit of everything in between.
Coming soon for the Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Amped 3 gives snow junkies their fix with an all-new physics engine, perfected controls for all the hottest tricks, and the most authentic riding experience at some of the world's greatest winter resorts. Amped 3 captures the soul of snowboarding with incredible customization, a fat helping of boarding culture and large worlds loaded with addictive gameplay. With a new Terrain Park BuilderTM, bone-breaking sledding and snowmobiles for exploring the terrain, players can be who they want, go where they want and do what they want.
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, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSPTM (PlayStation®Portable) 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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