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Rockstar Games Announces Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for the Nintendo DS(TM)

2008-07-15 11:45:00

The newest entry in the Grand Theft Auto series for Nintendo’s

handheld system this winter

NEW YORK–(EMWNews)–Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software,

Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce Grand Theft Auto:

Chinatown Wars. Developed by Rockstar Leeds in conjunction with

series creators Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

will be available on the Nintendo DS in North

America and Europe this winter.

“This is a game that will deliver a rich, fast-paced and intense ‘Grand

Theft Auto’ experience that will be truly unique to Nintendo’s handheld

platform,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “Rockstar Leeds,

along with the team at Rockstar North, has built upon a decade of

progressive design on Grand Theft Auto, and has created something

fundamentally fresh and immersive.”

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is an entirely original

entry into the critically acclaimed Grand Theft Auto series, and

brings a new level of interactivity to its sprawling open environments.

With the use of the DS touch screen, 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


For more information about Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars,


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® and Xbox®

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

Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play, 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

All trademarks and copyrights contained herein are the property of their

respective holders.

Nintendo DS is a trademark of Nintendo. ©

2004 Nintendo.

Important Legal Information

In connection with the tender offer commenced by Electronic Arts Inc.,

the Company has filed with the Securities Exchange Commission a

Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9. The Company’s

stockholders should read carefully the Solicitation/Recommendation

Statement on Schedule 14D-9 (including any amendments or supplements

thereto) prior to making any decisions with respect to Electronic Arts’

tender offer because it contains important information. Free copies of

the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 and the

related amendments or supplements thereto that the Company has filed

with the SEC are available at the SEC’s website at

This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or invitation to

purchase any securities or the solicitation of an offer to buy any

securities, pursuant to Electronic Arts

tender offer or otherwise.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements made in

reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the

Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities

Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The statements contained herein which

are not historical facts are considered forward-looking statements under

federal securities laws. Such forward-looking statements are based on

the beliefs of our management as well as assumptions made by and

information currently available to them. The Company has no obligation

to update such forward-looking statements. Actual results may vary

significantly from these forward-looking statements based on a variety

of factors. These risks and uncertainties include the matters relating

to the Special Committee’s investigation of the Company’s stock option

grants and the restatement of our consolidated financial statements. The

investigation and conclusions of the Special Committee may result in

claims and proceedings relating to such matters, including previously

disclosed shareholder and derivative litigation and actions by the

Securities and Exchange Commission and/or other governmental agencies

and negative tax or other implications for the Company resulting from

any accounting adjustments or other factors. Further risks and

uncertainties associated with Electronic Arts’ tender offer to acquire

the Company’s outstanding shares are as follows: the risk that key

employees may pursue other employment opportunities due to concerns as

to their employment security with the Company; the risk that the

acquisition proposal will make it more difficult for the Company to

execute its strategic plan and pursue other strategic opportunities; the

risk that the future trading price of our common stock is likely to be

volatile and could be subject to wide price fluctuations; and the risk

that stockholder litigation in connection with Electronic Arts’ tender

offer, or otherwise, may result in significant costs of defense,

indemnification and liability. Other important factors are described in

the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended

October 31, 2007, in the section entitled “Risk Factors,” as updated in

the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended

April 30, 2008, in the section entitled “Risk Factors.” All

forward-looking statements are qualified by these cautionary statements

and are made only as of the date they are made.

Rockstar Games
Darlan Monterisi, 212-334-6633
[email protected]

Interactive Software, Inc.
Meg Maise, 646-536-2932
[email protected]

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