2K Sports Announces World Poker TourÂ® for PSPâ¢ System Now Available in North America
NEW YORK, NY â April 18, 2006 â 2K Sports, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today that World Poker TourÂ® for PSPâ¢ (PlayStationÂ®Portable) system, is now available in stores across North America. World Poker Tour for the PSP system, based on the highly popular World Poker Tour television poker series, delivers a bevy of new, entertaining features, allowing gamers to experience the exciting world of poker wherever they go.
âWorld Poker Tour pioneered televised poker, creating unprecedented interest in the card game and a true cultural phenomenon,â stated Greg Thomas, president of Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio. âNow available on the PSP system, World Poker Tour delivers a wealth of awesome features, including prominent poker venues, comprehensive player customization, unparalleled A.I. logic, as well as unique online play. It is by far the most complete poker game for the PSP system.â
Poker buffs test their luck and skills in World Poker Tour for PSP system, as they can create and customize their own characters to play against the virtual equivalents of real World Poker Tour pros such as Antonio âthe Magicianâ Esfandiari, Erick Lindgren, Evelyn Ng, Lyle Berman, Michael âThe Grinderâ Mizrachi and Phil âUnabomberâ Laak.
World Poker Tour for the PSP system includes a completely revamped and more intuitive A.I. system allowing gamers to play against more than 1,200 different characters, all with their own unique playing styles and behavior, in some of the worldâs most prestigious poker tournaments. As players increase their career earnings, they can unlock PSP system-exclusive custom clothes and events.
With over 4,000 custom variations of poker, gamers can challenge computer opponents or take their custom poker game online to make their mark as poker masters. With online play connectivity, users can connect wirelessly with other PSP systems, and/or PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment systems. World Poker Tour for the PSP system features exclusive tournament and âfinal tableâ venues that PSP system players can host online for both PSP system and
PlayStation 2 World Poker Tour players!
World Poker Tour for the PSP system is rated âTâ for Teen and is available at the suggested retail price of $29.99. World Poker Tour is also available for the PlayStation 2, XboxÂ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Nintendo Game BoyÂ® Advance.
For more information, log onto http://www.2ksports.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, PlayStationÂ® game console, PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, PSPâ¢ (PlayStationÂ®Portable) system, XboxÂ® and Xbox 360â¢ video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCubeâ¢, Nintendo DSâ¢ 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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WPT Enterprises, Inc. is a company engaged in the creation of internationally branded entertainment and consumer products driven by the development, production, and marketing of televised programming based on gaming themes. WPTE is the creator of the WORLD POKER TOURÂ®, a television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments that airs on the Travel Channel in the United States and more than 147 countries and territories globally. WPT Enterprises currently licenses its brand to companies in the business of poker equipment and instruction, apparel, publishing, electronic and wireless entertainment, DVD/home entertainment, casino games, and giftware. For show information, tools for improving poker play, and other WPT news, fans may log on to www.worldpokertour.com. The company is also engaged in the sale of corporate sponsorships. WPT Enterprises, Inc. is a majority owned subsidiary of Lakes Entertainment, Inc. Photos and media information can be found online at: www.worldpokertour.com/media.
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