Submitted on: July 29 2008 by Steve Noah
2K Sports and Konami Announce MLB® Power Pros 2008
Now Available on Retail Store Shelves
Popular baseball franchise from Japan steps up to the plate for another exciting season of fun
New York, NY and El Segundo, CA – July 29, 2008 – 2K Sports, the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), and Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced the next iteration of the popular Power Pros baseball franchise, MLB Power Pros 2008, is now available on retail store shelves. With its comedic visual appeal of miniature Major League Baseball® player models, MLB Power Pros 2008 has attracted a dedicated following through its easy-to-use controls and addictively fun gameplay experience. Now with over ten different exciting game modes including the traditional Practice, Exhibition, League and Home Run Challenge, MLB Power Pros 2008 brings fans closer to the action than ever before.
“We’re proud to deliver another exciting baseball title for our dedicated fans to enjoy in an accessible and refreshing experience,” said Greg Thomas, senior vice president of sports development, 2K. “With miniature player models, pick-up-and-play controls and newly added features, MLB Power Pros 2008 provides pure entertainment and fun for all ages this season.”
MLB Power Pros 2008 offers fans the unique opportunity to act as general manager and control the destiny of their own franchise in Season mode or engage in entertaining role-playing story modes such as Success and MLB® Life. Gamers can also trade, sign free agents, coordinate practice schedules, purchase new equipment, call up and send down players from the Minor Leagues™, along with other management options to bring in fans, win playoff games and, eventually, earn the title of World Series™ champion.
Fans will also enjoy easy, pick-up-and-play hitting and pitching controls, support of 40-man rosters, change of ball speed, adjustment of defensive shifts, and a real-time bullpen check functionality for substituting pitchers. Along with intuitive Wii™ functionality, MLB Power Pros 2008 provides the option for players to import their Wii-based characters, Miis™, from their Wii or Wii Remote™ (up to 10 Miis) to participate in the exciting fun!
MLB Power Pros 2008
, rated E for Everyone by the ESRB, is now available for Wii home video game system from Nintendo and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, and will be available in August for the Nintendo DS™. For more information, please visit www.2ksports.com/games/mlbpp2008
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 www.take2games.com
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