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Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Subsidiary Rockstar Games Announces Highly Anticipated 1999 and 2000 Video Game Lineup.

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 23, 1999--

Grand Theft Auto, Earthworm Jim, Monster Truck Madness, Max Payne,

and Duke Nukem Franchises Individual Lineup

Rockstar Games, a division of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:TTWO), today announced its complete lineup for 1999 and selected titles for 2000.

Rockstar, the high-end video game publishing arm of Take-Two, will be publishing games for the Sony PlayStation, Sega Dreamcast, and Nintendo 64.

In 1999, Rockstar will deliver two additions to the over 1.5 million-sold, critically acclaimed Grand Theft Auto, both appearing on PlayStation. Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 will be the first ever add-on pack for the PlayStation. A full-length sequel, GTA 2, is being developed by DMA Design and will be released in October. Delphine Software International's Darkstone, also on PlayStation, is a genre breaking synthesis of action and role-playing set in a stunning medieval environment. Earthworm Jim 3D will continue the adventures of everyone's favorite annelid on PlayStation and introduce him to the Nintendo 64 player. Monster Truck Madness 64, for the Nintendo 64, will bring Microsoft's immensely popular driving game to the console market. To coincide with the launch of The Sega Dreamcast, Rockstar will release Wild Metal Country, a futuristic action game developed by DMA.

For Take-Two's fiscal year 2000, which begins November 1999, Rockstar will unleash a paradigm-shifting skateboarding game; Thrasher: Skate and Destroy, for PlayStation, which is being developed in conjunction with the definitive skate magazine, Thrasher. Kiss: Psycho Circus (PlayStation) which will star the legendary rock band in their own adventure. Max Payne, from 3D Realms/Remedy, a gritty 3rd person action/shooter, set on the bleak streets of New York City, which brings the mood of film noir to the Dreamcast. Video gaming's toughest character, and one of its most successful franchises, Duke Nukem, will appear in a third person action shooter of a yet to be specified next-generation platform.

"Every game on the label not only exhibits beautiful graphics and innovative technology, but also displays a depth of content and outstanding gameplay guaranteed to satisfy the most voracious gaming tastes," said Sam Houser, president of Rockstar Games. "As such, the Rockstar brand will finally deliver an elite brand that people can trust."

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is an integrated global developer, marketer, distributor, and publisher of interactive entertainment software games for the PC, Macintosh, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameBoy and the Internet. Take-Two is headquartered in New York City, with publishing, marketing, sales and distribution offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Australia. The Company owns and operates the following development studios: Mission Studios, GearHead Entertainment, Tarantula, Alternative Reality Technologies, and TalonSoft. The Company's Alliance Inventory Management and Jack of All Games subsidiaries together is the leading value added distributor of video game software in the United States. Bertelsmann, one of the world's largest media companies, has an 11% equity interest in Take-Two.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995: The statements contained herein which are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, risks associated with the Company's future growth and operating results, the ability of the Company to successfully integrate the business and personnel of newly acquired entities into its operations, credit risks, inventory obsolescence, technological change, competitive factors, and unfavorable general economic conditions. Actual results may vary significantly from such forward-looking statements. Take-Two undertakes no obligation to update and forward-looking statements in this press release.

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