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[September 23, 2005]
Rockstar Games Announces Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Special Edition for PlayStation 2; Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Special Edition to Include ``The Introduction'' and ``Sunday Driver''
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)-- Sept. 23, 2005 -- Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: TTWO), is pleased to announce Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Special Edition for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, which will include on DVD The Introduction and Rockstar's debut documentary film, Sunday Driver. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Special Edition will be in stores on October 18, 2005 and is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.
Highlighting the action in the days before the story in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas begins, The Introduction is told from various characters' viewpoints, which are intertwined together to reveal the network of organized crime forces operating throughout the state of San Andreas. Tension builds as threats are carried out, stakes are raised and communication breaks down. In Los Santos, a drive-by shooting in Grove Street Family's territory ignites a series of events to be further explored in the game.
Sunday Driver is an all-access documentary film chronicling the Compton/Watts chapter of California's low rider car club, The Majestics. A cutting edge and uncompromising film, Sunday Driver is an evolution of the Rockstar brand into film. Directed by Carol Strong, the documentary offers an incredible portrait of a community working together to build the ultimate customized vehicles while struggling to legitimize their lifestyle under close scrutiny by the authorities. With an upfront look at the men behind the chrome, Sunday Driver explores the origins of the Majestics' car club and, by using first person interviews, explains what it means to be a Majestic. Dedicated to creating the definitive modified automobile, The Majestics come together to help each other realize their dreams. Rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), Sunday Driver will also be released separately on UMD, a format used by the PSP(TM) (PlayStation(R) Portable) system.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is one of the most admired and popular video games in the world. The title has been hailed by critics for its open-ended gameplay, cinematic script, and epic soundtrack. Time Magazine said, "San Andreas combines the richness of art with the freedom of real life to create something entirely new, totally unclassifiable and really, really, cool," and The Chicago Tribune called it "the masterpiece of its generation."
The Special Edition is the complete Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas experience.
Additional information is available at: www.rockstargames.com
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(R) game console, PlayStation(R) 2 computer entertainment system, PSP(TM) (PlayStation(R) Portable) system, the Xbox(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube(TM), Nintendo DS(TM) and Game Boy(R) 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.
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains forward-looking statements made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The statements contained herein which are not historical facts are considered forward-looking statements under federal securities laws. Such forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs of our management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to them. The Company has no obligation to update such forward-looking statements. Actual results may vary significantly from these forward-looking statements based on a variety of factors. These important factors are described in the Company's Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 31, 2005 in the section entitled "Cautionary Statement and Risk Factors".
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