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NEW YORK, Oct 25, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), and the Company's world-renowned development studio Firaxis Games, today announced the definitive Civilization collector's edition, Sid Meier's Civilization Chronicles, is now available for PC in stores across North America.
With more than seven million units sold, Sid Meier's strategy and simulation-driven Civilization is recognized as one of the greatest gaming franchises of all time, and now for the first time, the entire series is compiled in one behemoth package. The set includes: Sid Meier's Civilization I, Sid Meier's Civilization II, Civilization II: Fantastic Worlds, Civilization II: Conflicts in Civilization, Civilization II: Test of Time, Sid Meier's Civilization III, Sid Meier's Civilization III: Play the World, Sid Meier's Civilization III: Conquests and Sid Meier's Civilization IV.
The Civilization series has a long and critically acclaimed lineage and Sid Meier's Civilization Chronicles is a showcase of Sid Meier's brilliant franchise that will include extras and additions that fans will love:
-- Civilization: The Card Game: An original tabletop card game designed by Civilization IV lead designer Soren Johnson, featuring more than 250 custom cards and rules based on Civilization IV.
-- The Chronicles of Civilization: A 96-page book containing the history of Civilization, as told through interviews with past Civilization designers, an interview with Sid Meier and lead designer Soren Johnson, an article by journalist and author Steven L. Kent on the significance of the series in the computer gaming industry, and other original literature and artwork.
-- Video DVD: DVD content includes G4 TV's Sid Meier Icons Special, Sid Meier's Civilization IV Prototyping, a detailed presentation by lead designer Soren Johnson and artist Dorian Newcomb about the creation of Civilization IV, complemented by gameplay footage of all iterations of the game, game trailers and more.
-- Additional collectibles: Other exciting extras for fans and newcomers alike include printed tech tree posters from each game, wallpaper images, podcast MP3s and more!
"We've taken much pride in developing each installment of the Civilization series, so it's exciting to have the entire set bundled together," said Sid Meier, Firaxis Creative Director. "By including lots of really cool extras from collectibles to behind-the-scene documents, fans of the franchise and those just discovering it are going to have the most exciting and immersive experience possible."
Sid Meier's Civilization Chronicles for PC is available now in North America for an MSRP of $69.99. An English language version of the title will be available in select European territories beginning next week. For more information please visit http://www.civilization.com.
About Sid Meier's Civilization Franchise:
Created by industry legend Sid Meier in 1991, Civilization instantly set the standard and defined a new genre of empire-building strategy games. An addictive blend of building, exploration, discovery and conquest, the original Civilization is still recognized as one of the greatest games of all time, and Civilization IV was named 2005's PC Strategy Game of the Year.
Firaxis Games is one of the world's premier game development studios, and home of legendary designer Sid Meier. Firaxis has developed some of the most successful and award-winning computer and video games on the market today including; 2005 PC Game of the Year - Sid Meier's Civilization IV(R), the recently released expansion Civilization IV(R): Warlords, Sid Meier's Pirates! (R) (PC and Xbox), the blockbuster Sid Meier's Civilization III (R) series, and Sid Meier's SimGolf (R). Firaxis legacy titles include the Sid Meier's Civil War Series! (R) (Gettysburg!, Antietam!, and South Mountain), and the Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri (R) series. In 2005, Firaxis Games was acquired by Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., joining its 2K publishing label. The company has just released Sid Meier's Railroads!, a re-imagined version of Sid Meier's 1987 classic, Railroad Tycoon. The new title is available in stores now!
About Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
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(R) game console, PlayStation(R)2 and PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment systems, PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system, Xbox(R) and Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube(TM), Nintendo DS(TM) and Game Boy(R) 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 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, Geneva, London, Paris, Munich, Madrid, Milan, Sydney, Breda (Netherlands), Auckland, Shanghai and Tokyo. 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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