Dreamstation.cc - August 29th 2003
Take-Two's Manhunt Delayed

Take-Two Interactive has announced that they are pushing back the release of their highly anticipated title Manhunt.

Take-Two Interactive has today announced that they are pushing back the release of their highly anticipated title Manhunt by one quarter. Originally planned for an October 2003 release on the PlayStation 2, Manhunt is now slated for November 19th. One analyst believes that this delay has more to do with financial planning than it does with extra development time.

"I think that at this time of year, anything that shifts from October to November for Take-Two has nothing to do with an execution misstep," Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst Michael Pachter told Reuters. "The signal I get is 'we don't need the revenues in October because we're doing fine.'"

Many are expecting big things from Manhunt because it is being developed by Take-Two's Rockstar North development team, the same team in Scotland responsible for both Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Here is Manhunt's official description:

They just killed Cash. Now, they want to kill him again.

America is full of run down, broken rust-belt towns where nobody cares and anything goes. In Carcer City, nothing matters anymore and all that's left are cheap thrills. The ultimate rush is the power to grant life and take it away, for sport. This time James Earl Cash, you are the sport. They gave you your life back. Now, they are going to hunt you down.

You awake to the sound of your own panicked breath. You must run, hide and fight to survive. If you can stay alive long enough, you may find out who did this to you.

This is a brutal blood sport.

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