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'Manhunt 2' coming...for Wii

Filed under: Nintendo | Nintendo Wii | PS2 | PSP | Sony
Posted by Allison on February 7, 2007 8:01 AM
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There are few games that actually make me feel guilty and/or dirty while playing. However, the original Manhunt by Rockstar Games caused me to shower after sitting down with it for only a couple hours.

In Manhunt you play a criminal who was sentenced to death row for an unnamed grievous crime. However, instead of being injected with something lethal, you are injected with a sedative and placed in a seedy town full of killers and thugs...each of whom want you dead. This was all done by a movie director who is recording everything. Your goal is to escape the town and kill everyone you encounter, while being filmed. For this reason, the more creative and gruesome the kill, the better.

While I'm never for the banning of games, I can, at least, understand why so many wanted (and did) ban Manhunt. What's more, the game received less than stellar ratings, and didn't sell nearly as well as expected. With all of that being said, the point of all of this Manhunt speak is Rockstar's announcement yesterday that Manhunt 2 is in the works for Sony's PS2, PSP and Nintendo's Wii.

That's right, Manhunt 2, the game where you must act out violent killings, is coming out for the Wii. Let your imagination run with that for awhile. Creepily, my imagination went straight to the movie Pan's Labyrinth (great film, by the way), and the repeated stabbing of the man's face with a broken bottle. Yes, you, too, can thrust your Wii-mote and turn a face into hamburger. Yucka! Don't expect any Lunabean reviews and or walkthroughs for this one.

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Take Two Press Release

Rockstar Games announces Manhunt 2 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, and the Wii™

New York, NY – February 6, 2007 – Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce Manhunt 2 for the PlayStation 2 system, PSP system, and Nintendo's Wii™. Manhunt 2 is the debut title from the newly formed Rockstar London studio, which is developing the game in conjunction with series creator Rockstar North. The Wii™ version is being developed by Rockstar Toronto. Manhunt 2 will be available this summer.

"With Manhunt 2 we have tried to create a game that stays close to the original concept of chilling suspense and stealth, whilst pushing the game design and storytelling forward," said Sam Houser, founder and executive producer of Rockstar Games. "We are also excited to have our newest development team, Rockstar London, working on the title alongside our two established UK studios, Rockstar North and Leeds."

For more information on Manhunt 2 please visit www.rockstargames.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® game console, PlayStation®2 and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment systems, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Xbox® and Xbox 360™ 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 and 2K Sports, and Global Star Software; 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.

"PlayStation", "PS" Family logo and "PSP" are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Memory Stick Duo™ may be required (sold separately).

TM and the Wii logo are trademarks of Nintendo. © 2006 Nintendo. All trademarks and copyrights contained herein are the property of their respective holders.

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