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York - October 6, 2003, 07:55 AM EST
Rockstar Games' Max
Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne Goes Gold
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 6, 2003--
Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing division of Take-Two
Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO - News), announced today that Max
Payne 2:The Fall of Max Payne for PC has officially gone gold and is
currently in manufacturing. Developed by Remedy Entertainment, the sequel to
the original film-noir action thriller, Max Payne, will be in stores in
North America on October 15, 2003 and in Europe on October 24, 2003.
"With Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne, Remedy has done an incredible job
in raising the bar for technical innovation and creating a truly superb
cinematic experience," said Sam Houser, President of Rockstar Games. "With
two and a half years invested in this project, the results exceeded even our
high expectations. Everyone at Rockstar is eagerly anticipating the reaction
of gamers around the world when it hits the streets."
"Working with the vast array of talent and resources that Rockstar Games
brings to the table, we've been able to push the production values to an
incredibly high level in Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne," said Petri
Jarvilehto, lead game designer at Remedy Entertainment. "We are confident
we've created a strong successor to the first game that pushes the envelope
on cinematic action and intense storytelling."
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne surpasses the high standards set by
2001's award-winning Max Payne, which revolutionized the action genre with
cinematic combat sequences fueled by groundbreaking use of slow motion and
dramatic narrative-driven gameplay, becoming one of the best-selling PC
games of the year. Console gamers were equally thrilled by the original Max
Payne as it later went on to achieve "Greatest Hits" status on the
PlayStationR2 computer entertainment system and "Platinum Hits" recognition
on the XboxR video game system from Microsoft. The original Max Payne has
sold over 4 million units to date worldwide.
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne will be in stores on the PlayStation 2
and Xbox on December 3, 2003.