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2K Games Announces Spec Ops®: The Line Playable Demo Now Available

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Gamers invited on action-packed journey into Dubai before game's release on June 26, 2012</i> </p> <p> </p>

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

2K Games Announces Spec Ops®: The Line Playable Demo Now Available08:00 EDT Tuesday, May 08, 2012 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- 2K Games today announced that a free playable* demo of the highly anticipated third-person military shooter, Spec Ops®: The Line, is now available for gamers who are Gold members on the Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network and on the PlayStation®Network for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The demo will become available for all Xbox LIVE members on May 15, 2012. Players that download the demo will be introduced to the brutal action and combat of Spec Ops: The Line. The single-player narrative unfolds within Dubai after a series of cataclysmic sandstorms cut the city off from the rest of the world. Playing as Captain Martin Walker, gamers add to the city's destruction by engaging in action-packed firefights as they search for Colonel John Konrad and his missing battalion, The Damned 33rd. In search of answers and survivors, players who experience the demo will tear through portions of two early chapters of Spec Ops: The Line. The squad-based action in Spec Ops: The Line is highlighted by an intelligent squad command system that allows players to tactfully take out insurgents as they advance into the heart of Dubai. Gamers will blast their way through sandstorms with a variety of weapons and explosives, even using sand as a weapon to strategically bury enemies in their path. Combining intense action with a riveting narrative and the unique setting of a sandstorm ravaged Dubai, Spec Ops: The Line is unlike any other military shooter. In addition to the single-player campaign, Spec Ops: The Line features an expansive, class-based multiplayer experience that is fun for both casual and hard core gamers. The multiplayer mode features squad-based games in visually stunning and unique environments where players are encouraged to use their sand-filled surroundings to thwart their enemies; however, the environment can quickly turn from advantageous to treacherous with the onset of sandstorms – which impact visibility, team communication and weapon handling. Developed by YAGER, Spec Ops: The Line will be available in North America for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PS3™ and PC on June 26, 2012, and internationally on June 29, 2012. Spec Ops: The Lineis rated M for Mature by the ESRB.For a complete Spec Ops: The Line experience, including the latest news, downloads, information and more please visitwww.specopstheline.com. Check out Spec Ops: The Line on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/specops. *Xbox LIVE or PlayStation Networkand Internet connection required to access demo. 2K Games is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). 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. In just a few short years, 2K launched the 2007 Game of the Year - BioShock®; published the critically acclaimed Borderlands™; continued the award-winning Sid Meier'sCivilization® series; delivered the #1 rated and #1 selling basketball franchise with NBA® 2K*; andbroke 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 March 2012.About YAGER Founded in Berlin in 1999, YAGER is one of Germany's most renowned independent game developers, specializing in ambitious action titles. YAGER has been working in partnership with 2K Games on what's expected to be the next great shooter franchise from the company that brought you the award-winning BioShock. 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The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50268823&lang=en 2K GamesBrian Roundy, 415-507-7532pr@2kgames.comorAccess Communications for 2K GamesAlex Ellis, 917-522-3515aellis@accesspr.comorTake-Two Interactive Software, Inc.Alan Lewis, 646-536-2983Corporate Pressalan.lewis@take2games.com