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Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. and Tecmo Ltd. Announce Project Zero 3™: The Tormented

Battle Rei Kurosawa’s Nightmares and Unravel the Sinister Mysteries of The ‘House Of Sleep’ In the Terrifying Third Instalment of the Critically Acclaimed Horror Series


Windsor, England - December 9th, 2005 - Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) and Tecmo, Ltd. today announced a European publishing agreement for Project Zero 3TM: The Tormented, developed by Tecmo for the PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system. The game will be released on February 24th 2006.

Setting a new benchmark for psychological horror; Project Zero 3TM: The Tormented immerses players in the tormented life of new character Rei Kurosawa, a cursed young woman tortured by guilt and plagued by dreams that blur the lines between reality and nightmares. Haunted by a vision of her dead fiancée, Rei is disturbed to discover a mysterious tattoo is spreading across her body. Where did it come from? What does it mean? Discovering the truth will take players on a nail-biting journey through one of the most terrifying video games ever created.

Further refining the gameplay that has already won over legions of fans of the series worldwide, Project Zero 3TM: The Tormented features three playable characters, each with their own special abilities that need to be utilised to complete each nerve-jangling mission. The engrossing storyline and the increasingly disorientating flux between Rei's two states of reality - real life and nightmares - creates an unprecedented sense of uneasiness and fear. Evolved ghosts mean that the players' fight is more terrifying than ever, with spooks morphing into even more frightening shapes in front of their eyes.

Using the enchanted Camera Obscura to fight deadly ghosts and to solve the mystery of the tattoo, Rei must lift the curse that has befallen her. Assisting Rei is Kei Amakura, a young journalist who helps Rei piece together the puzzles contained in the haunted 'House of Sleep'. Players of the original Project Zero will also welcome the return of Miku as a playable character and revel in new insight into her personal story.

Commenting on the European publishing agreement, James Ellingford, International Managing Director of Take-Two Interactive Software said, "We are delighted to be working with Tecmo, a widely respected and influential game developer. I have no doubt that gamers across Europe will be as thrilled by Project Zero 3: The Tormented as we are."

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About Tecmo

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Tecmo LTD has been creating some of the best arcade and console video games available since 1967 and distributes in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. Tecmo strives to create the ultimate gaming experience - one that leaves a lasting impression for years to come. More information on Tecmo can be found at

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

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