NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 22, 2009--
Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing label of Take-Two
Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is pleased to announce that
one of the highest-rated handheld games of all time, Grand Theft
Auto: Chinatown Wars, will be making its way to the PSP®
(PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system. Developed by the
award-winning studio Rockstar Leeds, in conjunction with series creator
Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars will be
available at retail on UMD® and digitally from the PlayStation®Network
in North America and Europe this fall.
“We’re proud to extend this truly unique handheld Grand Theft Auto
experience to PSP and offer a downloadable version of Chinatown
Wars for PSP®go,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games.
“Rockstar Leeds has shown incredible talent in creating games that raise
the bar in terms of depth and innovation on portables, and with Chinatown
Wars we have a rich, fast-paced, and incredibly addictive entry
into the series.”
“Rockstar’s work with the GTA series has been an enormous part of
the success of PlayStation platforms," said Jack Tretton, President and
CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America. “We’re excited to welcome
the critically acclaimed Chinatown Wars to the outstanding
line-up of great games headed to the PSP platform this fall.”
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars follows the story of
Huang Lee, a young Triad who travels to Liberty City after the
mysterious death of his father. Within the game, players will navigate
their way through the streets as they uncover the truth behind an epic
tale of crime and corruption within the Triad crime syndicate,
delivering the unprecedented amount of depth that has become a true
trademark of the franchise. Specifically built for the PSP platform with
upscaled widescreen graphics, enhanced lighting and animation; and
including all-new story missions; this version of Grand Theft
Auto: Chinatown Wars will take full advantage of the power of
the PSP system.
For more information please visit www.rockstargames.com/chinatownwars.
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®3 and PlayStation®2
computer entertainment systems, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Xbox
360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™ and
Nintendo DS™. The Company publishes and develops products through its
wholly owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles
under 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play. Take-Two also distributes
software, hardware and accessories in North America through its Jack of
All Games subsidiary. The Company’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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Source: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
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Interactive Software, Inc.
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