NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 29, 2009--
Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software,
Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce that Grand Theft Auto:
The Ballad of Gay Tony is now available for download exclusively
from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace and at retail stores everywhere as part
of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City for the
Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. For the
first time ever, players are invited to experience The Lost and
Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, two complete
games, together on a single disc as Grand Theft Auto: Episodes
From Liberty City. The disc-based offering does not require
Internet connectivity or a copy of Grand Theft Auto IV.
“We’re thrilled to share the final chapter of this epic Liberty City
tale,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “The team at Rockstar
North has exceeded every expectation with The Ballad of Gay Tony,
creating an explosive conclusion to the Grand Theft Auto IV
In The Ballad of Gay Tony, players assume the role of Luis
Lopez – right-hand man, bodyguard, and confidant to Tony Prince, the
nightlife impresario of Liberty City. Luis’ story explores Liberty
City’s high-end nightlife as he struggles to balance the temptations of
money and vice with family loyalties. In addition to new story missions, The
Ballad of Gay Tony introduces a host of new vehicles, weapons,
music, television content, multiplayer features, and side activities
such as base jumping and managing Tony’s various clubs.
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City features The
Ballad of Gay Tony and the first downloadable episode, The
Lost and Damned, in which players explore Liberty City’s seedy
underbelly as Johnny Klebtiz of The Lost motorcycle club. The Lost
and Damned boasts a darker story complemented by additional
metal and hard rock tracks along with gang warfare-based gameplay.
Critics are raving, The New York Times says, “with Gay Tony, Rockstar
Games has gleefully ripped the final vestiges of plausible realism away
from Liberty City in favor of over-the-top action…Gay Tony is one of
those great, rare games in which you can lose yourself for hours just
exploring and discovering new things to do."
IGN.com scored The Ballad of Gay Tony a 9.2/10, stating, “The
Ballad of Gay Tony is the perfect way to close out the GTA
In awarding the game a 9.25/10, Game Informer stated, “The Ballad
of Gay Tony delivers more explosive weapons, death-defying
missions, and off-the-wall characters… Don’t miss your chance to close
out the GTA IV experience in style.”
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony, rated M for
Mature by the ESRB, is available for download now via Xbox LIVE
Marketplace for 1600 MS points, and as part of Grand Theft Auto:
Episodes From Liberty City at retail stores everywhere for
$39.99 / £34.99 / €45.
For more information, log onto www.rockstargames.com/episodesfromlibertycity.
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 (PS3™) 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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