NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 23, 2003
Featuring The Virtual Return of Steve McQueen, Gotham Games and
MGM Interactive Deliver the Classic Title of the Summer
Gotham Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO), announced today that The Great Escape, based on the classic 1963 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Film, has shipped to retail outlets nationwide for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, Xbox(TM) video game system from Microsoft(TM) and PC.
One of the most celebrated tough-guys of American cinema, Steve McQueen makes a triumphant return as he is digitally recreated to reprise his unforgettable role as Captain Virgil "the Cooler King" Hilts in The Great Escape. Utilizing McQueen's likeness, The Great Escape puts gamers in control of Hilts and his band of POWs as they break free from the notorious Stalag Luft III prison camp and battle the Nazis throughout WWII. Gamers will combat the evil Third Reich in fistfights, shootouts and high-speed chases through 18 unique levels of adrenaline-filled stealth and combat-based gameplay.
Throughout The Great Escape, players will control multiple characters, each with their own individual strengths and abilities, through a variety of levels. McQueen's character Hilts, "The Cooler King," has a knack for picking locks. MacDonald, known as "Intelligence," can speak German to impersonate Nazi soldiers, and Hendley, "The Scrounger," is a master pickpocket. The diverse and beautifully rendered levels include a German POW camp, a mountaintop castle-fortress, a moving train and an active Luftwaffe airfield. In addition to stealth and action elements, the game includes frantic vehicular combat with a number of different WWII era vehicles, trucks and jeeps, in addition to the legendary motorbike.
The original film adaptation of The Great Escape is based on the true story of the massive Allied escape attempt from German POW camp Stalag Luft III in March of 1944. Arguably one of the greatest WWII adventure films ever, director John Sturgess assembled one of the great ensemble casts of the era, including Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson and James Coburn, among others.
The Great Escape is rated T for Teen and is available for the MSRP of $39.99.
Additional information about The Great Escape is available at: http://www.gothamgames.com/games/greatescape.
About Take-Two Interactive Software
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(R) game console, PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, Xbox(TM) video game system from Microsoft(TM), Nintendo GameCube(TM) and Nintendo Game Boy Advance(TM). The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned subsidiary labels: Rockstar Games, Gotham Games, Gathering, Joytech and Global Star. The Company maintains sales and marketing offices in Cincinnati, New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Munich, Vienna, Copenhagen, Milan, Sydney, Amsterdam 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.