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Major League Baseball 2K9 Now Available

March 3, 2009

2K Sports Announces Major League Baseball 2K9 Now Available in Retail Stores

Play Ball! Visual Concepts offers fans the Major Leagues down to the minor details

2K Sports, the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced today that Major League Baseball® 2K9 is now available in retail stores for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, Wii™ home video game system from Nintendo, and Windows PC. Featuring National League Cy Young Award Winner Tim Lincecum, Major League Baseball 2K9 adds to its impressive library of player–specific animations with more than 300 new Signature Style™ animations. Players are brought to life at the plate, on the mound and in the field, to play ball like never before.

This season, Major League Baseball 2K9 offers fans improved two-step Precision Pitching™ controls, deeper Swing Stick™ batting and quick fielding responses for even greater control of the game. The improved batting controls provide the ability to influence hits with timing and aim, improved hit distribution and variety to deliver more hit types including spray shots, pulls, line drives and long bombs. With more than six years of scouting reports infused into the action on the field, Inside Edge produces remarkably accurate player tendencies to ensure players react to in-game situations as they would in real life. Major League Baseball 2K9 also features new commentary, as Gary Thorne provides the play-by-play calls alongside color analyst Steve Phillips giving a new perspective and more depth for a true-to-life, insightful broadcast. In addition, Living Rosters has been added this season to provide fresh and active roster updates that guarantee every game is current and automatically updated behind the scenes, so players are never late on a trade and always have the hottest players in their starting lineup.

Major League Baseball 2K9, developed by 2K Sports’ Visual Concepts studio, is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and now available for Xbox 360, the PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation 2 systems, Wii, and Windows PC. Major League Baseball 2K9 will be coming to the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system this spring. For more information, please visit www.2ksports.com/games/mlb2k9

MLB 2K9 Fantasy All-Stars for Nintendo DS, rated E for Everyone by the ESRB, is also available today from 2K Sports.

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