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2K Sports and Konami Swing into Action with MLB Power Pros 2008

Critically acclaimed baseball franchise gets ready for another season of
> great family fun
>
> New York, NY, and El Segundo, CA - May 8, 2008 - 2K Sports, the sports
> publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO),
> and Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced the next
> iteration of the wildly popular baseball franchise, MLB(r) Power Pros
> 2008, scheduled to be available for Wii(tm) home video game system from
> Nintendo and PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment system this July, as
> well as Nintendo DS(tm) later this fall. As the highest-rated and
> top-selling baseball title in Japan, MLB Power Pros was available in
> North America for the first time last year. Its comedic visual appeal of
> miniature Major League Baseball player models has attracted a dedicated
> following through its easy-to-use controls and addictively fun gameplay
> experience.
>
> "We're thrilled to partner with Konami again, and with the Baseball(tm)
> season now in full swing, we're proud to offer our fans a refreshingly
> smart and exciting baseball game that is easily accessible for all
> ages," said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. "Baseball enthusiasts
> will appreciate the variety of newly added features, intuitive game
> modes and improved overall feel, and we look forward to hitting one out
> of the park this season with MLB Power Pros 2008."
>
> With over ten different exciting game modes including the traditional
> Practice, Exhibition, League and Home Run Challenge modes, MLB Power
> Pros 2008 will bring fans closer to the action than ever before. Gamers
> also get the opportunity to act as general manager and control the
> destiny of their own franchise in Season mode, or engage in entertaining
> role-playing story modes such as Success and MLB(r) Life modes. As
> general manager, gamers can trade, sign free agents, coordinate practice
> schedules, purchase new equipment, call up and send down players from
> the Minor Leagues(tm), along with other management options to bring in
> fans, win playoff games and eventually, earn the title of World
> Series(tm) champion.
>
> In Success mode, fans can participate in a story-based career of rising
> players in the Double-A Minor League system trying to improve their
> baseball skills and make an impression on baseball scouts while also
> having to balance various situations in their personal lives. Through a
> variety of amusing training and game challenges, players who complete
> Success mode will also be able to take their created player files into
> MLB Life as well, or also play as either an existing Major League
> Baseball(r) player in Dream Mode, or start as a rookie in Major League
> Career mode. As a new feature in MLB Power Pros 2008, MLB Life is
> another story-based mode that will allow fans the possibility to
> simulate the exciting life and experience of being a Major League
> Baseball player over the course of a 20-year career. While continuing to
> play in games through the regular baseball season, players will also
> participate in a number of realistic situations such as signing
> contracts, purchasing houses and cars, making charitable donations,
> building up relationships with friends and teammates, picking up hobbies
> and much more.
>
> With easy, pick-up-and-play hitting and pitching controls, along with
> intuitive Wii functionality, other new features in MLB Power Pros 2008
> include support of 40-man rosters, change of ball speed, adjustment of
> defensive shifts, along with a real-time bullpen check functionality for
> substituting pitchers. MLB Power Pros 2008 will also support the option
> for players to import their Wii-based characters, Miis(tm), from their
> Wii or Wii Remote(tm) to become part of the exciting action!
>
>
>
> MLB Power Pros 2008, developed by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., is
> not yet rated by the ESRB, and will be available for Wii and the
> PlayStation 2 system this July, as well as Nintendo DS later this fall.
> For more information, please visit www.2ksports.com
> .
>
>
>
> About Take-Two Interactive Software
>
> 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(r)3 and
> PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment systems, PSP(r)
> (PlayStation(r)Portable) system, Xbox 360 and Xbox video game and
> entertainment systems from Microsoft, Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo
> GameCube(tm) and Game Boy(r) 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 .
>
>
>
> About Konami
>
> Konami is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic
> entertainment properties. Konami's titles include the popular franchises
> Metal Gear Solid(r), Silent Hill(r), Dance Dance Revolution(r) and
> Castlevania(r), among other top sellers. The latest information about
> Konami can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. Konami Corporation is
> a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan, with subsidiary
> offices, Konami Digital Entertainment, Co., Ltd., in Tokyo, Japan,
> Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., in the United States and Konami
> Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. Konami Corporation is
> traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the
> ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami can be
> found at www.konami.com.
>
> (c) 2008 Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
>
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> All trademarks and copyrights contained herein are the property of their
> respective holders.
>
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>
> Major League Baseball trademarks and copyrights are used with permission
> of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. Visit the official Major
> League Baseball website at MLB.com (c) MLBPA-Official Licensee, Major
> League Baseball Players Association. Visit www.MLBPLAYERS.com

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