2K Games Announces BioShockÂ® for PLAYSTATIONÂ®3 System Now Shipping
New York, NY â October 20, 2008 â 2K Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today that BioShockÂ® for the PLAYSTATIONÂ®3 computer entertainment system is now shipping to retailers across North America and is currently available internationally. A global smash hit on the Xbox 360Â® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Games for WindowsÂ®, BioShock for the PLAYSTATION 3 system continues the success by earning perfect scores from PlayStation: The Official Magazine and GamePro Magazine.
âWe are very excited to bring BioShock to an entirely new audience of gamers,â said Christoph Hartmann , president of 2K. âWith its new features and the PS3 exclusive downloadable content, we are confident that players will have even more reasons to fall in love with the unique and unforgettable world of Rapture.â
Developed by 2K Boston , 2K Australia , 2K Marin and Digital Extremes, BioShock for the PLAYSTATION 3 system contains all-new content that augments and extends the experience in exciting ways. BioShock for PLAYSTATION 3 system contains new features such as the inclusion of the Survivor difficulty mode, Trophy support and the addition of all-new Add-On Game Content that will be available for download shortly after launch. A free demo that allows gamers to play through the first portion of BioShock is currently available for download from the PlayStationÂ®Network.
BioShock is a narrative-driven action experience that allows players to do the impossible as they journey through an amazing, immersive and terrifying world. Caught between powerful forces and hunted down by genetically mutated citizens, the player will come to grips with the mysterious and fascinating world of Rapture, a distinct Art Deco underwater utopia gone mad. BioShock not only challenges playersâ capacity to adapt and survive, but brings to question their values and relationships with the inhabitants of Rapture. With smart and adaptive AI, no encounter ever plays out the same way twice, while numerous customization options provide gamers with an experience that adapts to their playing style.
BioShock for PLAYSTATION 3 system will be available in North America starting October 21 and is currently available internationally. The title has been rated M for Mature by the ESRB. Also available on Xbox 360 and Games for Windows, BioShock was the recipient of more than 50 Game of the Year awards from prestigious outlets such as The Associated Press and Game Informer Magazine.
For more information, please visit the award-winning BioShock experiential website which provides visitors with an interactive experience that brings them into the atmospheric world of BioShock at www.bioshockgame.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, PLAYSTATIONÂ®3 and PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment systems, PSPÂ® (PlayStationÂ®Portable) system, Xbox 360Â® and XboxÂ® video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, Wiiâ¢, Nintendo DSâ¢, Nintendo GameCubeâ¢ and Game BoyÂ® 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-Twoâs 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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