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2K Sports Announces College Hoops 2K8 Now Available

November 21, 2007

2K Sports Announces College Hoops 2K8 Now Available

2K Sports proudly announced today that College Hoops 2K8 is now available in stores across North America for the Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation 2.

College Hoops 2K8, the latest edition of the best selling* and number one rated** college basketball video game series for five years running, continues the tradition of delivering the most realistic college basketball experience with the deepest feature enhancements in the history of the franchise, countless new animations and stunning next generation visuals.

“College Hoops 2K8 is the most authentic and exciting college basketball game to date,” said Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio. “This year we introduced our most extensive and innovative feature set yet with additions that will both thrill the hardcore gamer and entice the casual gamer.”

College Hoops 2K8’s new feature set includes:

  • 2KU: The Complete College Experience – All-new arenas and mascots have been built from top to bottom to create a unique and true-to-life environment for all the big schools. Add in home-crowd chants, school bands, fight songs, cheerleaders and over 70 alternate team uniforms, and you’ve got the most authentic college basketball experience ever created.
  • 6th Man Advantage – Give your home team the advantage on the floor with the energy from the crowd.
  • All-American Training Challenge – Improve your skills in passing, shooting and defense by going head-to-head with former college stars including Mike Conley, Glen Davis, Greg Oden, J.J. Redick, Al Thornton, Alando Tucker and Julian Wright.
  • Maximum Passing – One press of a button puts a full slate of pass options at your fingertips. With Total Control Passing, simply hold down the trigger to transform the face buttons into a complete passing menu. Now you can throw a lob, chest, bounce, or lead pass on the fly, anytime and every time you have the ball.
  • PlayVision – Execute each play to perfection with PlayVision. Pick a play to run on offense, and then watch the play shown step-by-step on the floor, so you know exactly where to go and what to do next.
  • Play Designer – Got a new play up your sleeve for your favorite team? Now you can design your own plays, exactly as you want to run them, and add them to your team’s playbook. With the all-new Play Designer you’re no longer limited to just what the coaching staff has laid out.
  • Improved Legacy mode – Deeper Legacy Mode with new Amateur Basketball Leagues, Create-a-Recruit and much more.
  • 2K Share - You can now save and swap your customized game settings with friends online using 2K Share. Create your own team rosters, school chants, customized plays and game sliders, then share them with friends and other players!
  • Original Soundtrack – Over 200 authentic college fight songs, plus music from some of today’s hottest bands and DJ’s.

College Hoops 2K8 is rated E for Everyone and is available now for the Xbox 360 and the PLAYSTATION 3 for $59.99 and for the PlayStation 2 for $19.99.

For more information, log onto http://www.2ksports.com.

 

*According to NPD Funworld data for college basketball titles sold on Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system and PlayStation 2 system.

**According to GameRankings.com average scores of 2003-2007 college basketball video games.

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