New York, NY - August 16, 2007 - 2K Sports, the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced more standard-setting features for NHL 2K8. Superstar Moves, which highlight the well known moves of NHL greats, and the all-new goaltending features, go hand-in-hand to make this latest edition of NHL 2K, the top rated NHL video game series*, one of the most exciting hockey gaming experiences to date.
"Complementing our new ProStick feature, which gives users precision stick control, Superstar Moves bring an added layer of depth to the gameplay in NHL 2K8 by allowing gamers to execute some of the most legendary moves performed by actual NHL players," said Graeme Bayless, President of Kush Games, a 2K Sports studio.
Captured with the help of NHL legend Igor Larionov, Superstar Moves add a new dimension of skill and excitement to breakaways and shootouts by giving users the ability to perform 12 unique combo-based moves. This feature is true to life - not every player is capable of performing each move. With success hinging on your player's skill level, lighting the lamp with a Superstar Move becomes a rewarding experience balanced with authenticity.
Rounding out the wide array of gameplay features, NHL 2K8 showcases completely revamped goalies. Under the guidance of star NHL goalie Marty Turco, the all-new goaltending includes significant enhancements to goalie logic and decision making. Goalies will now realistically come out and challenge, guard the posts, and perform spectacular butterfly saves. Bolstered by hundreds of new animations, these improvements make goaltenders in NHL 2K8 the most realistic yet.
NHL 2K8 will be available in September 2007 for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PLAYSTATION3 and PlayStation2 computer entertainment systems.
For more information, log onto http://www.2ksports.com.
*According to GameRankings.com average scores of 2003-2007 NHL video games.
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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 game console, PlayStation2 and PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment systems, PSP (PlayStationPortable) system, Xbox and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, Wii, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games, 2K and 2K Sports, and Global Star Software; and distributes software, hardware and accessories in North America through its Jack of All Games subsidiary. 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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