2K Announces Sid Meiers Pirates!® Now Available for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable)

Award-winning swashbuckler title makes its debut in the handheld game space

NEW YORK--()--2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), and the Companys world-renowned development studio Firaxis Games, today announced Sid Meiers Pirates!® is now available for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system in stores across North America. Sid Meier debuts on the PSP with his award-winning Sid Meiers Pirates! adventure/strategy game that has been an international success with over 1.5 million units sold worldwide.

In Sid Meier's Pirates!, players take the role of a pirate captain in the 17th century Caribbean amassing fortune and fame in an attempt to become one of the most revered and feared pirates in history. In a detailed 3D world, players duel, battle, dance, sneak, and hunt their way to unimaginable riches. Additional features for the PSP system include wireless ad hoc multiplayer for up to four players, widescreen graphics, new treasure hunts and more.

Given the immense popularity of Sid Meiers Pirates!, offering a PSP version of the game updated and optimized for the handheld market is a great way to expand its appeal, said Christoph Hartmann, President of 2K. With the accessibility of the game combined with the portability of the PSP system and the wireless multiplayer features, were confident Sid Meiers Pirates! will be a hit with on-the-go gamers.

Key Features:

  • Wireless Multiplayer Up to four players can play simultaneously using the Wi-Fi capabilities of the PSP, each with their own dedicated screen using additional multiplayer maps.
  • Treasure Hunt Players will navigate ships around the beautiful islands of the Caribbean on their quest to discover pirate treasure, lost relatives, and Incan cities.
  • Stealth/Sneaking Using a 3D tile-based environment, players move one square at a time around a large grid of buildings to hide for cover and fight with guards in the town.
  • Land and Sea Battles Engage in fierce naval battles, against both single vessels and multi-ship convoys. Harrowing action sequences on ship decks include swinging from yard arms, slashing down sails, and clobbering enemy crew as players make their way to the enemy captain.
  • Dancing Learn to perform a series of intricate steps in this overhauled and improved feature and dance your way into the Governor's daughter's heart. Besides companionship, she could be a wealth of information or have access to a stash of special items.
  • Accessible User Interface The menus and user interface are optimized for use on a portable device. The widescreen display is fully utilized and the controls available on the unit are used to their maximum potential for smooth navigation.

Sid Meiers Pirates! for the PSP system is rated E10+ and is available for $29.99. For more information on Sid Meiers Pirates! visit www.2kgames.com/pirates/psp/.

About Firaxis

Firaxis Games is one of the worlds premier game development studios, and home of legendary designer Sid Meier. Firaxis has developed some of the most successful and award-winning computer and video games on the market today including; 2005 PC Game of the Year - Sid Meiers Civilization IV®, the recently released expansion Civilization IV®: Warlords, Sid Meiers Pirates!® (PC and Xbox), the blockbuster Sid Meiers Civilization III® series, and Sid Meiers SimGolf®. Firaxis legacy titles include the Sid Meier's Civil War Series!® (Gettysburg!, Antietam!, and South Mountain), and the Sid Meiers Alpha Centauri® series. In 2005, Firaxis Games was acquired by Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., joining its 2K publishing label.

About Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

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, 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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Contacts

2K
Marcelyn Ditter, 646-723-4232
marcelyn.ditter@2kgames.com
or
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Corporate Press/Investor Relations
Jim Ankner, 646-536-3006
james.ankner@take2games.com
or
Access Communications for 2K
Heather Silverburg, 917-522-3503
hsilverburg@accesspr.com
or
Firaxis Games
Kelley Gilmore, 410-891-3001 ext. 131
kgilmore@firaxis.com

Contacts

2K
Marcelyn Ditter, 646-723-4232
marcelyn.ditter@2kgames.com
or
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Corporate Press/Investor Relations
Jim Ankner, 646-536-3006
james.ankner@take2games.com
or
Access Communications for 2K
Heather Silverburg, 917-522-3503
hsilverburg@accesspr.com
or
Firaxis Games
Kelley Gilmore, 410-891-3001 ext. 131
kgilmore@firaxis.com