Take2games.com - November 19, 2003
Rockstar Games Ships Manhunt for PlayStation®2
New York, NY, November 19, 2003 Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing division of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today that Manhunt for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system has shipped to retail stores throughout North America. Manhunt will be in stores in Europe on November 21, 2003. Manhunt is developed by Rockstar North, the developers behind the global blockbuster Grand Theft Auto franchise.
"Manhunt has allowed us to explore and invent new gameplay and unique story concepts that will change the way people play video games," said Leslie Benzies, President of Rockstar North. "The game is designed to get under your skin and never let up throughout the whole experience."
"We are continuously astonished with Rockstar North's efforts as they are nothing less than stellar," said Sam Houser, President of Rockstar Games. "The perfect balance of horror mixed with their trademark dark humor truly makes for an unforgettable game."
In Manhunt, you are James Earl Cash, a death row inmate that has been sentenced to death by lethal injection. However, in a twist of fate, you awake to the sound of your own panicked breath as they have given you your life back. Now, they are going to hunt you down in an organized brutal, blood sport where you are the prey. If you stay alive long enough, you may find out who did this to you but, in order to survive, you must run, fight or hide.
Additional information about Manhunt is available at: http://www.rockstargames.com/manhunt