2K Sports Announces Major League Baseball® 2K13 and Return of the Perfect Game Challenge

  2K Sports Announces Major League Baseball® 2K13 and Return of the Perfect
  Game Challenge

Cy Young Award Winner and Tampa Bay Rays’ ace David Price named cover athlete

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- January 9, 2013

2K Sports today announced that the Company has reached an agreement with Major
League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association, and Major
League Baseball Advanced Media to release Major League Baseball® 2K13, the
next iteration of the popular MLB 2K franchise. MLB 2K13 will be available on
March 5, 2013,  for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from
Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

2K Sports announced Major League Baseball(R) 2K13 will be available on March
5, 2013, for the Xbox 3 ...

2K Sports announced Major League Baseball(R) 2K13 will be available on March
5, 2013, for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from
Microsoft. (Photo: Business Wire)

“We’d like to thank our league partners for their support in helping us reach
an agreement to bring back MLB 2K,” said Jason Argent, vice president of
marketing for 2K Sports. “We know fans are extremely passionate about the MLB
2K series and the Perfect Game Challenge.”

David Price, ace pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, has been selected as the
cover athlete for MLB 2K13. Price was recently named the American League Cy
Young Award winner after posting a 20-5 record and league-best 2.56 ERA. Price
edged out MLB 2K12 cover athlete Justin Verlander for the honors, and is the
third consecutive reigning Cy Young Award winner to grace the cover of an MLB
2K game.

“It’s a dream come true to appear on the cover of MLB 2K13,” concluded Price,
who helped lead the Rays to their fourth 90-win season in the last five years.
“I’m looking forward to working with the 2K Sports team again, and welcoming
another skilled gamer into ‘The Perfect Club.’”

The Perfect Game Challenge*, 2K Sports’ groundbreaking $1 million competition,
will also be returning for a fourth consecutive year and introduce a new
contest format with exciting ways to win. Since 2010, 2K Sports has awarded $3
million in prize money to players exhibiting the highest caliber of skill in
throwing a perfect game in MLB 2K. Last year’s Perfect Game Challenge achieved
record participation numbers, with nearly 1 million attempts made and more
than 1,000 perfect games registered. The contest was won by 21-year-old
Christopher Gilmore, who prevailed in an eight-person tournament at the MLB
FanCave in New York City. Complete details of this year’s contest will be
announced at a later date.

Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio, MLB 2K13 is not yet rated by
the ESRB and will be available on March 5, 2013 for the Xbox 360 and
PlayStation 3 system.

For more information on 2K Sports, visit www.2KSports.com.

For more information on MLB 2K13, visit http://www.facebook.com/MLB2K.

2K Sports is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive
Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

MLB 2K13 ESRB RATING PENDING: Visitwww.esrb.orgfor rating information.

*OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 U.S. (D.C.), 13 OR OLDER (EXCLUDING AZ, CT,
MD, ND, & VT). VOID IN AZ, CT, MD, ND, VT.

About Take-Two Interactive Software

Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a
leading developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment for
consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products
through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its
titles under the 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play brands. Our products are
designed for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers,
including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail,
digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. 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
http://www.take2games.com.

About 2K

Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment for
console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including
smartphones and tablets through its three divisions: 2K Games, 2K Sports, and
2K Play that are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online
platforms and cloud streaming services. 2K publishes titles in today’s most
popular gaming genres, including first-person shooters, action, role-playing,
real-time strategy, sports, casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label has
some of the most talented development studios in the world today, including
Firaxis Games, Visual Concepts, Irrational Games, 2K Marin, 2K Australia, 2K
Czech, Cat Daddy Games, and 2K China. 2K has achieved many key industry
milestones, including launching the 2007 Game of the Year - BioShock®;
publishing the critically acclaimed Borderlands® franchise; continuing the
award-winning Sid Meier’s Civilization® series; delivering the #1 rated and #1
selling basketball franchise with NBA® 2K*; and  breaking new ground in the
family entertainment market with its multi-million unit selling hit Carnival
Games. 2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label
of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information,
please visit www.2K.com.

*According to 2008 - 2012 Gamerankings.com and The NPD Group estimates of U.S.
retail video game sales through November 2012.

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product development personnel, our dependence on our Grand Theft Auto products
and our ability to develop other hit titles for current generation platforms,
the timely release and significant market acceptance of our games, the ability
to maintain acceptable pricing levels on our games, our ability to raise
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Contact:

2K Sports
Chris Snyder, 415-507-7637
chris.snyder@2ksports.com
or
Access Communications for 2K Sports
Steven Imm, 415-844-6286
simm@accesspr.com
or
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Corporate Press
Alan Lewis, 646-536-2983
alan.lewis@take2games.com
 
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