2K Games Announces New Dungeon Siege Titles
Acclaimed Franchise Expands on PC and PSPTM (PlayStation®Portable) system
Windsor, UK – March 15, 2006 – 2K Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced that it has acquired publishing rights to Gas Powered Games' critically acclaimed Dungeon Siege series. The first new titles under this publishing agreement will be Dungeon Siege II: Broken World, an expansion pack for the best-selling PC game Dungeon Siege II and an all-new entry in the Dungeon Siege series, Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony for the PSPTM (PlayStation®Portable) system. Dungeon Siege II: Broken World will be available this summer and Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony for the PSP system will be available this autumn.
"The Dungeon Siege series has always been known for its beautiful graphics and great single and multiplayer gameplay," said Christoph Hartmann, Managing Director at 2K Games.
"2K Games is fully committed to expanding the franchise on PC and new platforms like the PSP system."
Dungeon Siege II: Broken World picks up right where Dungeon Siege II left off with an all-new campaign mode, a new playable race, more items to discover and a brand new multi-class character development system. Dungeon Siege II: Broken World will require the full version of Dungeon Siege II.
"We're excited to be working with 2K Games," said Chris Taylor, Founder and Creative Director of Gas Powered Games. "We're expanding the Dungeon Siege universe on the PC with a new campaign and opening up even more new territory on the PSP system with a second, unique adventure that you can stuff in your backpack and take with you wherever you go."
Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony for the PSP system, in development at SuperVillain Studios, is another entirely new adventure created from the ground up specifically for the handheld system. Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony features all-new playable characters and a freshly designed, non-linear, single-player campaign as well as support for Ad Hoc co-operative and competitive multiplayer games.
"SuperVillain Studios is very excited to team up with Gas Powered Games and 2K Games on the development of Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony for the PSP system," said Tim Campbell, co-founder and project lead at SuperVillain Studios. "This title represents an important step for the Dungeon Siege franchise by extending it for the first time ever onto a new platform, merging together the incredibly rich legacy of the Dungeon Siege universe with a fresh, handheld-oriented gameplay experience."
About Gas Powered Games
Gas Powered Games is a leading interactive entertainment company and video game developer. Founded in 1998 by industry veteran Chris Taylor, Gas Powered Games (GPG) is the creator of the award-winning Dungeon Siege and Dungeon Siege II, named "RPG of the Year" by GameSpy and PC Gamer. GPG's current projects include Supreme Commander, a revolutionary real-time strategy game slated for release in early 2007, and several other unannounced projects. A theatrical release, In The Name of the King: A Dungeon SiegeTale, is currently in post-production with Brightlight Pictures and is scheduled to hit theaters this holiday season. Gas Powered Games is located in Redmond, WA. For more information, please visit www.gaspowered.com.
About SuperVillain Studios
Headquartered in Santa Ana, California, SuperVillain StudiosTM, Inc. is an independent third party developer of interactive entertainment software games. SuperVillain StudiosTM is an officially licensed developer for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSPTM (PlayStation®Portable) system, Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Nintendo DSTM. For more information or inquiries, please visit our website at www.svsgames.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
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, the Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the 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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