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Geneva, Switzerland - 5th March 2007 - Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) and XS Games today announced a European publishing agreement for The Red Star. Developed by XS Games for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, The Red Star is anticipated to be released on 6 April 2007.
Enter a world of chaotic warfare, industrial technology and arcane magic in a parallel universe, where soldiers of a Russian-inspired superpower fight for their liberty and their lives against the powerful forces of an evil Dark Lord and his ruthless assassin.
Game features include:Play as three legendary warriors, each with unique fighting skills, weapons and fighting styles Two player cooperative gameplay that lets you enter the fray with a friend Relentless action that seamlessly blends brutal melee with "old-school" shooter gameplay Unlockable secret characters, hidden gameplay modes and more offer extensive replay value Based on the Eisner Award nominated Archangel Studios comic from writer/creator Christian Gossett
This gripping tale follows Sorceress Major Maya Antares and her faithful guardian, combat and weapons expert Kyuzo, who have devoted their lives to the service and defence of the United Republics of the Red Star (U.R.R.S.). Under the command of Skymarshall Urik Antares, Maya and Kyuzo have led the crew of the Skyfurnace Konstantinov through countless battles. But now, while entrenched in the war to control the rogue Republic of Nokgorka, Maya and Kyuzo meet a Resistance Fighter named Makita. This ferocious young warrior holds the key to a dark conspiracy that reveals the entire U.R.R.S. to be under the control of the Dark Lord Imbohl and his chief assassin, Troika, the Harvester of Souls.
Makita, Kyuzo and Maya unite to defeat Troika's tyranny as the Konstantinov and crew mutiny from the Red Fleet. Troika, at the helm of the fleet's flagship vessel the Taktarov, unleashes a deadly assault to bring the rebels to heel. Under the watchful command of Urik and Maya, Kyuzo and Makita embark upon a final fight to unite the scattered Republics of the Red Star and liberate them from Troika's rule.
"The Red Star is an accomplished and exciting title that we're thrilled to be bringing to gamers," said James Ellingford, International Managing Director of Take-Two. "Its unique combination of combat and shooter gameplay styles and the rich universe of its comic book heritage delivers an experience unrivalled on PlayStation 2."
The Red Star for the PlayStation 2 is rated PEGI 12+ (Tbc) and will be available in the UK on 6 April 2007 for £19.99. For further information, visit www.redstargame.com
About XS Games
XS Games Limited is a Publisher of PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Games.
About Christian Gossett
Internationally published as an artist and writer at the age of nineteen, Chris Gossett was one of the first designers hired by Lucasfilm Licensing to retro-design the Star Wars galaxy in 1993. The Phantom Menace included Gossett's work in the form of Darth Maul's double-edged lightsabre. Gossett then worked on the Apocalypse videogame, starring Bruce Willis, for the Sony PlayStation; he designed the main characters and wrote the final draft of the script. On Pitfall 3D, starring Bruce Campbell, Gossett performed the same duties and wrote, co-directed and drew nine minutes of additional story animation. His latest project, The Red Star, is a comic book mixing traditional drawings and computer generated images.
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® game console, PlayStation®2 and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment systems, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) 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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