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"Amped 3" Ready for Xbox 360 Launch?

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Posted by Jeremy on November 2, 2005 11:59 AM
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2K Games came out with a coyly worded press release today, "Amped 3 is a launch day candidate for the Xbox 360." Candidate? Are they electing it? This game has drawn our attention because Amped and Amped 2 were both great games and both made internally by Microsoft. Sometime between Amped 2 and now, MS released the development of it to 2K Sports, a subsidiary of Take-Two. The game claims to be three times as large as the previous Amped games and will have hundreds of challenges. Hey, I just want to see how the snow looks.

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2K SPORTS CHALLENGES SNOWBOARDERS TO TAKE THE JUMP WITH AMPED 3 FOR XBOX 360

NEW YORK, NY - November 2, 2005 - 2K Sports, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: TTWO), today announced AmpedTM 3 is a launch day candidate for the Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The only snowboard game to be available for Xbox 360, Amped 3 features an all-new physics engine, enhanced controls and the world's greatest winter resorts to create the most authentic snowboarding experience. Action is interlaced with a hip storyline that encompasses the distinct snowboarder culture, style, music and attitude.

Amped 3 stays true to its roots as the most authentic trick-based snowboarding game on seven new real-world resorts. Amped 3 is three times larger than the levels in the preceding Amped games. The SnowboxTM offers hundreds of challenges at various resorts, including the option for players to test their skills snowmobiling and sledding and then have their top scored runs, hang-times and crashes automatically posted on Xbox Live? online gaming service. Given the vastness of the mountains, players explore the backcountry on snowmobile to find the perfect spots and then use the Park Builder for planting their own jumps and rails.

"With Amped 3, 2K Sports has tapped into the power of Xbox 360 to create the most authentic, customized, and unique snowboarding experience for gamers," said Greg Thomas, president of Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio. "Amped 3 captures the sport of snowboarding and reflects the style and attitude associated with the snowboarder culture."

Amped 3's Snow Tracks in-game soundtrack features more than 300 new independent music tracks. Select tracks are featured on the exclusive Amped 3 soundtrack CD, available as a pre-sell promotional item at major retailers and at 2K Sports events in November.

For more information, log onto www.ampedsnowboarding.com or http://www.2ksports.com. Amped 3 is developed by Indie Built, Inc., a 2K Sports studio.

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,
PlayStation? game console, PlayStation?2 computer entertainment system, PSPTM (PlayStation?Portable) system, Xbox? video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCubeTM, Nintendo
DSTM and Game Boy? 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) and Auckland. 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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Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox Live are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.






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