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2K Sports Announces Showcase of NHL 2K6 for Xbox and Xbox 360 at X05

- NHL 2K6 Highlighted at X05 -

2K Sports Europe, Windsor - Oct 4th, 2005 - 2K Sports, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced its winter line-up of sports titles that will be highlighted at X05 in Amsterdam on Oct 4-5, 2005. Always setting the standard in visual quality and exciting innovation, the 2K Sports X05 2005 line-up features titles developed for the Xbox® and Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft.

"I'm extremely excited about X05 as it gives us a chance to show off an incredible line-up under an exciting new brand - 2K Sports. The 2K line of products has always been rated among the best and now we have a brand that recognises this legacy," said Greg Thomas, president of Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio. "This year, the 2K Sports line-up has grown significantly and features titles produced in our internal studios by Visual Concepts, Kush Games and Indie Built. Each of these studios has developed award-winning sports titles and they are committed to delivering the most realistic and entertaining sports experience possible."

NHL® 2K6

Platforms: Xbox, Xbox 360

The champion of video game hockey is back! NHL® 2K6 continues its legacy as the #1 rated** and now #1 selling** NHL game with more control, more emotion and more detail than ever before. ProControlTM lets you take command of the offensive zone with tape-to-tape icon passing, behind the net plays and precision give-and-go attacks. Display your raw aggression to maximize the Enforcer SystemTM and throw opponents off their game. Take in the awesome spectacle of NHL caliber goaltending, skating, checking and puck handling with the deeply enhanced animation system. Featuring all-new presentation elements, cut-scenes, and commentary from legendary broadcast team Bob Cole and Harry Neale, NHL® 2K6 brings the ice to you.

  • Xbox 360-Exclusive Features -

o Real-time ice degrades with lifelike detail, showing ruts, spray and reflections.

o Player Models are brought to life with improved animations, high-resolution detail and improved physics.

o New net physics bring glory to the cage with animation for every goal scored.

o A fully 3D crowd enhances the experience, bringing all the intensity of a true NHL game, including section-specific reactions, right to your living room.

o Arenas rendered top to bottom recreate your favorite NHL arena in impeccable detail.

o The most current rosters available let you enjoy your favorite teams with their latest big transaction players and hot new rookies.

  • ProControlTM action - Play like the pros with our revolutionary icon-based passing system. All-new combo passing and shooting controls let you queue up give-and-go attacks, tic-tac-toe passing, puck cycling, behind the net plays and more!
  • On-The-Fly Coaching - Play your style of hockey at both ends of the ice by calling team strategy during the action. Crash the net, screen the goalie and pinch defensemen on offense. Then, counter the attack by clearing the crease, clearing the zone, or setting up a break out for an offensive rush.
  • Enforcer SystemTM -- Throw opponents off their game by bringing out your checking line. Now, bigger and more aggressive players weigh into the outcome of a game as much as your leading goal scorers, as physical play will lower opponents' performance ratings.
  • Maximum GoaltendingTM -- Take matters into your own hands by swapping into the cage and utilizing your right analog stick to make quick, intuitive saves when it counts the most.
  • PureMotionTM Animations - Hundreds of new NHL-caliber animations to feast your eyes on, including spectacular saves in goal by Marty Turco.
  • Franchise Perfection ¬- An unsurpassed franchise experience hinges a team's success on your ability to schedule workouts, scrimmages and manage team chemistry.
  • Gold Standard Presentation - Immerse yourself in the impeccable presentation system with all-new commentary featuring Bob Cole and Harry Neale, broadcast standard overlays, innovative camera angles, new cut-scenes and more.
  • The Online Experience - 2K Sports continues to lead the online gaming revolution as NHL® 2K6 brings you seamless online play and the most comprehensive online feature set anywhere, including completely online stat tracking, buddy lists management, and online leagues.

For more information on 2K Sports titles, please visit

**According to average scores of 2003-2005 hockey video games and based on NHL 2K5 sales in 2004-2005 from NPD Funworld®.

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

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