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2K Sports Announces MLB® 2K13 Now Available

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Take the mound and begin practicing for this year's Perfect Game Challenge, with more chances to win than ever before</i> </p>

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

2K Sports Announces MLB® 2K13 Now Available08:00 EST Tuesday, March 05, 2013 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- 2K Sports today announced that MLB® 2K13 is now available in the United States and Canada on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The release of MLB 2K13 marks the first opportunity for fans to hone their skills with this year's title in preparation for gaming's premier skill-based competition, the Perfect Game Challenge. MLB 2K13 is also available today in the NBA 2K13/MLB 2K13 Combo Pack for the Xbox 360. (Photo: Business Wire) Having awarded $3 million in total prizes over the last three years, the Perfect Game Challenge continues to evolve, and this year's contest will feature more ways to win than ever before. Beginning April 1, 2013, players can compete to win up to 30 $25,000 prize pools, one per MLB team, with an overall total of $750,000 in prize money at stake. Once the competition window closes on April 30, 2013, the top four Overall Leaderboard finalists (as determined by 2K Sports' proprietary algorithm) will compete in a single-elimination tournament during MLB All-Star Week in New York for the final $250,000 grand prize. Gamers will need to monitor the Perfect Game Challenge leaderboards to ensure they maintain their ranking as new high scores are added. By using pitchers from different MLB teams, there is no limit on how many of the 30 Team Leaderboard $25,000 prizes one player can win. “With so many new ways to win, the level of competition will reach an all-time high in this year's Perfect Game Challenge,” said Tampa Bay Rays' ace pitcher and MLB 2K13 cover athlete David Price. “2K Sports' contest has a history of changing people's lives, and 2013 will be no different. You can't go wrong by choosing me to pitch your perfect game.” MLB 2K13 is rated E for everyone by the ESRB and is now available in the United States and Canada, and will be coming to Mexico, Central America, South America, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan in the future. In addition, the game is available today in the NBA 2K13/MLB 2K13 Combo Pack, which is rated E for everyone by the ESRB. For more information on 2K Sports, visit 2K Sports is a division of 2K, a wholly owned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). ©MLBPA- Official Licensee, Major League Baseball Players Association. Visit the Players Choice on the web at, Rules and Regulations GAME MUST BE PLAYED ON XBOX 360® OR PlayStation®3. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 U.S. AND D.C. (EXCLUDING AZ, CT, MD, ND, & VT), 13 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER. PERFECT GAME CHALLENGE BEGINS AT 9:00:01 AM PT ON 4/1/13 AND ENDS AT 11:59:59 PM PT ON 4/30/13. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. SUBJECT TO THE OFFICIAL RULES, LOCATED AT WWW.2KSPORTS.COM/PERFECTGAME. Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC takes no responsibility for this offer.This content was not sponsored by Microsoft. 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 Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE are either trademarks or registered trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All trademarks and copyrights contained herein are the property of their respective holders. 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'sCivilization® 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 *According to 2008 - 2013 and The NPD Group estimates of U.S. retail video game sales through January 2013.Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements The statements contained herein which are not historical facts are considered forward-looking statements under federal securities laws and may be identified by words such as "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "potential," "predicts," "projects," "seeks," "will," or words of similar meaning and include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the outlook for the Company's future business and financial performance. Such forward-looking statements are based on the current beliefs of our management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to them, which are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Actual outcomes and results may vary materially from these forward-looking statements based on a variety of risks and uncertainties including: our dependence on key management and 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 capital if needed and risks associated with international operations. Other important factors and information are contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, in the section entitled "Risk Factors," and the Company's other periodic filings with the SEC, which can be accessed at All forward-looking statements are qualified by these cautionary statements and apply only as of the date they are made. 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: SportsChris Snyder, 415-507-7637chris.snyder@2ksports.comorAccess Communications for 2K SportsSteve Imm, 415-844-6286steve@accesspr.comorTake-Two Interactive Software, Inc.Alan Lewis, 646-536-2983Corporate