NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 3, 2006--2K Sports, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO - News), announced today that Major League BaseballÂ® 2K6 shipped today -- Opening Day of the Major League BaseballÂ® season -- to North American retailers for the XboxÂ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system. Combining striking visuals with unique gameplay features, including Swing Stick(TM), Inside Edge(TM) technology, and the World Baseball Classic(TM), Major League Baseball 2K6 raises the standard of baseball video games.
"With the first pitch of the MLB season comes our finest baseball title to date," stated Greg Thomas, president of Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio. "Major League Baseball 2K6 combines several unique features that bring a new level of excitement to our national pastime and will establish new standards of quality for all baseball video games."
Major League Baseball 2K6 includes several original and exclusive features, including astounding A.I. powered by Inside Edge(TM) technology, innovative Swing Stick(TM) controls, hundreds of new animations based on Pure Motion Physics(TM), and the all-new Payoff Pitching(TM) system. Jon Miller and Hall of Fame legend Joe Morgan bring their distinctive style and wit to the world-class commentary, adding wonderful atmosphere to every game. The World Baseball Classic(TM) debuts exclusively on Major League Baseball 2K6, adding an exciting international flavor of baseball. Unparalleled online play and online leagues bring gamers all over North America together to experience the national pastime.
Major League Baseball 2K6 is rated "E" for Everyone and is the only officially licensed Major League Baseball video game that will be available on every major gaming console, including the Xbox 360(TM) and XboxÂ® video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, the Nintendo GameCube(TM), and the PSP(TM) (PlayStationÂ®Portable) system. The PlayStation 2 and Xbox titles are now available for a suggested retail price of $39.99.
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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, PlayStationÂ® game console, PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, PSP(TM) (PlayStationÂ®Portable) system, XboxÂ® and Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube(TM), Nintendo DS(TM) and Game BoyÂ® 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), Auckland, Shanghai and Tokyo. 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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