Rumors and hints have been floating around Take Two/Rockstar
and their Grand Theft Auto series, largely involving porting
GTA3 and Vice
City ot the Xbox. Now that the proverbial cat is out of
the bag, we have a better idea of what Take Two has been planning.
As stated in the following Press
Release from Take Two, the two pack will be available
for the PS2 In October, while the Xbox version will be available
in November. It is doubtful that the PS2 version will see
much in the way of improvements, but the Xbox version is rumored
to see graphical enhancements (most likely from the PC version).
Rockstar Announces Grand Theft Auto Double Pack - September
3, 2003 Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto 3 and Grand Theft
Auto: Vice City Double Pack To Ship This Fall On Xbox and
Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing division
of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced
today that it plans to ship the award-winning Grand Theft
Auto 3 and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City as a "double pack"
for both the PlayStation-2 computer entertainment system and
the Xbox- video game system from Microsoft. The Grand Theft
Auto "double pack" is set to hit shelves in North America
on October 22, 2003 for PlayStation-2 and on November 4, 2003
Developed by Rockstar North, the Grand Theft Auto franchise
has long been applauded and praised for its expansive and
open-ended gameplay, cinematic scripts, and epic soundtracks.
Since its introduction in 1997, the franchise has received
countless awards of excellence and universal critical acclaim.
With sales of more than 25 million units worldwide, Grand
Theft Auto is one of the most recognized franchises in the
history of the videogame marketplace.
Additional information about Grand Theft Auto 3 and Grand
Theft Auto: Vice City is available at: www.rockstargames.com/grandtheftauto.
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- game console, PlayStation-2
computer entertainment system, Xbox, Nintendo GameCubeĽ and
Nintendo Game Boy Advance. 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
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