New York, NY – January 18, 2010 – Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is now available from the App Store. Developed by Rockstar's preeminent handheld studio, Rockstar Leeds, and based on the most critically acclaimed handheld title of the generation, the app infuses the award-winning gameplay of Chinatown Wars with fresh blood to create the definitive hardcore action game for iPhone™ and iPod® touch.
"We're thrilled to finally unleash Grand Theft Auto on the App Store," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. "Fans of the franchise have clamored for Chinatown Wars on the iPhone and iPod touch, and we're very happy to make good on our promise and deliver such an action-packed experience on these exciting platforms."
The Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars App packs a range of new features developed for the revolutionary iPhone and iPod touch, including Independence Radio, the brand-new station allowing players to create custom iTunes® playlists; enhanced presentation with higher 480 x 320 resolution graphics; intuitive Multi Touch user interface controls; adjusted difficulty levels, and more.
As the highest-rated handheld title of this generation, Chinatown Wars has garnered top praise from critics everywhere. It received the prestigious Editor's Choice award from the likes of GameSpot and IGN who hailed it as "outstanding." Entertainment site UGO.com concluded that Chinatown Wars is "the best portable Grand Theft Auto yet."
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is available for $9.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore. For more information, log onto www.rockstargames.com/chinatownwars.
About Take-Two Interactive Software
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®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™, Nintendo DS™, iPhone™ and iPod® touch. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles under 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play. Take-Two also distributes software, hardware and accessories in North America through its Jack of All Games subsidiary. The Company'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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