NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), and the Company’s world-renowned development studio Firaxis Games, today announced Sid Meier’s 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 Meier’s 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 Meier’s 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, we’re confident Sid Meier’s Pirates! will be a hit with on-the-go gamers.”
Sid Meier’s Pirates! for the PSP system is rated E10+ and is available for $29.99. For more information on Sid Meier’s Pirates! visit www.2kgames.com/pirates/psp/.
Firaxis Games is one of the world’s 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 Meier’s Civilization IV®, the recently released expansion Civilization IV®: Warlords, Sid Meier’s Pirates!® (PC and Xbox), the blockbuster Sid Meier’s Civilization III® series, and Sid Meier’s SimGolf®. Firaxis legacy titles include the Sid Meier's Civil War Series!® (Gettysburg!, Antietam!, and South Mountain), and the Sid Meier’s 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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