New York, NY September 23, 2005 -- Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today that it plans to release Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas together for the first time as a complete trilogy for the Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy is set to hit shelves in North America on October 18, 2005.
Developed by Rockstar North, the critically acclaimed Grand Theft Auto series is one of the most popular franchises in entertainment history and with combined worldwide sales of over 45 million units, has introduced modern video games to millions of new fans.
The series has become synonymous with open-ended gameplay, cinematic scripts, and epic soundtracks. Credited with setting an ever higher standard for character development, design, styling, interactivity and sound, each title has been hailed as more revolutionary than the last and astounded critics by surpassing the technical and creative standards set by its predecessor. Time magazine said, "Grand Theft Auto III is a national obsession. Its sequel [Vice City] borders on something more: art." The Chicago Tribune called Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas "the masterpiece of its generation."
Additional information about Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is available at: www.rockstargames.com/grandtheftauto.
About Take-Two Interactive Software
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. 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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