Tennis greats get back in the game, marking a first for next-generation consoles
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New York, NY– February 20, 2008– 2K Sports, the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is pleased to announce the all-star player lineup for Top Spin 3, the industry’s most realistic and action-packed tennis video game experience. The star-studded lineup features today’s sensations, including Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova, as well as Boris Becker, Bjorn Borg and Monica Seles, three of the sport’s legendary players. Top Spin 3 marks the first time these iconic pros have appeared in a next-generation video game.
Created by PAM Development, a 2K studio, Top Spin 3 is slated for a spring 2008 release for Xbox 360? video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION?3 computer entertainment system, Wii™ home video game system, and Nintendo DS™.
“With Top Spin 3, we wanted to give gamers the choice to play with their favorite tennis players, as well as classic legends, an option that no other tennis game is offering,” said Chris Snyder, Director of Marketing for 2K Sports.“Boris Becker, Bjorn Borg and Monica Seles have given the game of tennis such great history, and we are excited to have them join the current roster of professionals in the most realistic tennis video game to date.”
The Top Spin 3 player lineup includes the following:
- <*>Mario Ancic*> <*>Tomas Berdych*> <*>James Blake*> <*>Roger Federer*> <*>Tommy Haas*> <*>Justine Henin*> <*>Svetlana Kuznetsova*> <*>Amelie Mauresmo*> <*>Gael Monfils*> <*>Andy Murray*> <*>Rafael Nadal**> <*>David Nalbandian*> <*>Mark Philippoussis*> <*>Andy Roddick*> <*>Maria Sharapova*> <*>Nicole Vaidisova*> <*>Caroline Wozniacki*>
- <*>Boris Becker*> <*>Bjorn Borg*> <*>Monica Seles*>
Top Spin 3 offers the most authentic gameplay and features, including signature player animations and expressions, weather changes and situation-specific behaviors, along with revamped audio with enhanced crowd reaction.
Fans will also have the opportunity to play on more than 40 prestigious and visually stunning venues from around the world such as Roland Garros in Paris (French Open) and Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne (Australian Open). Adding to the immersive gameplay experience, fans can utilize a new and innovative Player Creator to customize their own unique tennis stars with free-form body sculpting, makeup and tattoos. Competitive players will also be able to create matches online and test their skills against friends or other ranked players around the world. For more information on Top Spin 3, visit www.topspin3thegame.com.
*Rafael Nadal will appear only on the PLAYSTATION 3 system
**Classic legends not available on all platforms
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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?3 and PlayStation?2 computer entertainment systems, PSP? (PlayStation?Portable) system, Xbox 360? and Xbox? 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 Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play, 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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