Take2games.com - April 20, 2004
Rockstar Games Ships Manhunt for PC and Xbox
New York, NY - April 20, 2004 - Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing division of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), has shipped Manhunt for PC and for the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft to North American retailers. Manhunt for the PC and Xbox will reach retail shelves in Europe on April 23, 2004. Manhunt was developed by Rockstar North, the team behind the global blockbuster Grand Theft Auto franchise.
"We are extremely excited for PC and Xbox gamers to finally experience Rockstar North's latest success," Sam Houser, President of Rockstar Games said about Manhunt. "Manhunt takes stealth gameplay beyond what anyone has ever seen and we are extremely proud to bring this superb game to a new audience."
"In addition to reaching new heights with outstanding graphic and audio achievements, we wanted to make Manhunt the ultimate stealth-action game," said Leslie Benzies, President of Rockstar North. "By turning the tables on the player, stripping them of power and making them fight for their lives with inventive play mechanics, we have succeeded in making Manhunt like nothing else out there."
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 are revived after a mock execution to the sound of your own panicked breath. Now, they are going to hunt you down in an organized blood sport where you are the prey. If you stay alive long enough, you may discover the identity of your captor. To survive his deadly game, you must run, fight and hide.
Manhunt is a tale of survival and urban horror that made an immediate impact on the gaming world when it was released for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system in November of 2003. Hailed by The Chicago Tribune as "the most important game of the last five years," Manhunt has earned critical and commercial success due to its innovative gameplay and gritty visual style.
Additional information about Manhunt is available at: http://www.rockstargames.com/manhunt