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All-Pro Football 2K8 (PlayStation 3)

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2K Sports press release (July 2007):

    2K Sports Announces All-Pro Football 2K8 Now Available

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--2K Sports, the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO - News), announced today that All-Pro Football 2K8, the highly-anticipated football title from the makers of the celebrated 2K football series, is now available in stores across North America for the Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.

    "All-Pro Football 2K8 is the result of hard work and ground-breaking design from our Visual Concepts football team," said Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio. "We believe we're giving something important to all sports gamers - the 2K Sports brand of realistic and innovative football, the first football game to exclusively feature the greatest football players of all time, and most of all, a choice for gamers in the simulation football genre. I'm very excited about the release of All-Pro Football 2K8 for sports gamers everywhere and especially for our long time fans that have faithfully supported us over the years."

    All-Pro Football 2K8 features an impressive roster of over 240 of the greatest, most memorable football players in history, ranging from the offensive stars like Joe Montana, John Elway, Jerry Rice, Barry Sanders, and Mike Ditka to defensive warriors like Mike Singletary, Ronnie Lott, Reggie White, Dick "Night Train" Lane, and William "The Fridge" Perry. Each football legend will demonstrate their signature skills and talents thanks to an exclusive tier-ranking and special ability system replicating the characteristics that made each legend the best at their respective position.

    As a next generation title, All-Pro Football 2K8 features crisp visuals and amazing detail to all graphic elements. From the reflective helmets, to the high-quality mesh textures of the uniforms, to the hyper-realistic weather effects of rain and snow, All-Pro Football 2K8 also presents extraordinary stadiums designed with great flair. Stadiums have unique themes that will be demonstrated with over-the-top celebrations when touchdowns are scored. Like all 2K Sports games, All-Pro Football 2K8 features gorgeous animations including Signature Style animations of well-known legends including Walter Payton's scissor kick, Johnny Unitas's throwing style, and the infamous Ickey Woods Shuffle.

    Featuring a robust customization mode that allows users to select from various logos, uniform designs, team names, and a huge palette of colors for editing, gamers can tailor each of their teams to create their individual identity. Unique to All-Pro Football 2K8, gamers can then take their custom teams and created players online where they can view and challenge thousands of different user teams, each with their own look and team strategy. 2K Sports has consistently pioneered online sports gaming and All-Pro Football 2K8 brings a new level of online sports gaming to the next generation.

    2K Sports has always prominently highlighted cutting edge music in every title and All-Pro Football 2K8 will feature a special music card packed into every version of the game. This music card enables consumers to download a special remixed version of the All-Pro Football 2K8 soundtrack with bonus and exclusive tracks from DJ Z-Trip.

    Featuring football legends John Elway, Jerry Rice, and Barry Sanders on the cover, All-Pro Football 2K8 is rated "E10+" for Everyone 10 and older and is available now for the Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 for $59.99.

    For more information, log onto http://www.footballresurrected.com.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107485) on May 14, 2011.

2K Games press release (June 06, 2007):

    Cover Players Announced for All-Pro Football 2K8

    New York, NY - June 6, 2007 - 2K Sports, the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), proudly announced today that football legends John Elway, Jerry Rice and Barry Sanders will grace the cover of its highly-anticipated football simulation, All-Pro Football 2K8. Elway, Rice and Sanders will lead a roster of over 200 famous football heroes featuring each star's trademark moves and abilities.

    Fans will be able to lead the charge with John Elway, the 'Duke of Denver', as the quarterback with the most game winning or tying scoring drives in the 4th quarter. Gamers can call on his unique player attributes to clinch the winning touchdown in a close game. Fans can also count on Barry Sanders, star running back with 15,296 career rushing yards, to make defenders miss tackles with his famous juke and spin moves. Also featured in the game is Jerry Rice who will make amazing catches and run the precision routes that have made him one of the greatest wide receivers in football history.

    "To represent All-Pro Football 2K8, we selected three of the greatest football players in history," said Erik Whiteford, Vice President of Marketing for 2K Sports. "John Elway, Barry Sanders, and Jerry Rice are well-recognized for their great competitive spirit, legendary talents, and passion for the game of football - it would be hard to find three better football players to represent our title."

    "2K Sports has brought together several of the greats in this game," said John Elway, one the most successful professional quarterbacks ever with 148 career wins and two championship wins. "I'm really excited to be a part of All-Pro Football 2K8 as they bring together the greatest football legends in the history of this game."

    "I'm really excited to not only be part of this great football title, but also to represent the greatest football players in one video game," said Jerry Rice, the legendary wide receiver and all-time career leader in pass receptions, yards, and touchdowns. "2K Sports has a proud legacy of making the finest sports games and I'm honored to officially represent All-Pro Football 2K8."

    Football fans will instantly identify their favorite legendary football players not just from their appearance but also by their trademark playing styles. With these football greats, All-Pro Football 2K8 celebrates the football tradition and creates a brand new next generation football experience.

    All-Pro Football 2K8 is planned for release this summer for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and will feature an authentic next generation gridiron experience that showcases legendary gameplay, innovative features, and the outstanding visual quality sports gamers have come to expect from 2K Sports.

    For more information, log onto http://www.2ksports.com

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107485) on May 14, 2011.

2K Games press release (June 05, 2007):

    2K Sports Announces All-Pro Football 2K8 Soundtrack to Feature Original Tracks, Remixes and Mash-Ups by Legendary DJ Z-Trip

    New York, NY - June 5, 2007 - 2K Sports, the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced that All-Pro Football 2K8 will feature a DJ Z-Trip produced soundtrack entitled “All Pro" with all original tracks, remixes and mash-ups. Z-Trip, the famed originator of the mash-up craze and renowned remixer and producer, has given a twist to the art of combining disparate songs by having the Dead Prez provide an all-new rap over a rocking Deftones' track. He also mashes up Rakim with Chevelle, while remixing "Tom Sawyer," the classic Rush song. In addition, Z-Trip has amassed a number of critically-acclaimed artists to complement his songs, including Slug from Atmosphere, Aceyalone, and Casual, among many others. A summer Z-Trip tour is also being planned to correspond with the launch of both All-Pro Football 2K8 and the 2K Sports/Decon Records' retail version of the soundtrack.

    “Since 2K Sports - All-Pro Football 2K8 is taking football to the next level with landmark gameplay innovations, we wanted the soundtrack to reflect the latest in music innovations," said Tim Rosa, 2K Sports' Director of Brand and Lifestyle Marketing. “The logical step was to sign DJ Z-Trip, who has literally pioneered the art of the mash-up and set the standard for quality remixes. We're proud that our games and soundtracks have paved new roads in the video game industry."

    Doing more than 100 shows a year, Z-Trip is one of this generation's biggest DJs and is known as the founding father of the mash-up movement. Adding credibility to this hybrid art form, Z-Trip's major label debut "Shifting Gears" was given 4 stars by Rolling Stone. This summer he will be hitting the road again, but this time in support of All-Pro Football 2K8's soundtrack, which will be available both in the game and at stores across the country.

    "One thing I really appreciate about 2K Sports is they take chances when it comes to their music selection, and I'm all about that," said DJ Z-Trip. "Working on the All-Pro Football 2K8 soundtrack gave me the opportunity to really mix things up. The music fits perfectly in the game, making you want to nod your head and tackle someone at the same time."

    Track listing:

    1. "All-Pro Intro"
    2. "Something Different" featuring Chali 2Na & Keno 1
    3. "Sudden Death" featuring DJ Faust
    4. "Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em 2007" featuring Rakim & Chevelle
    5. "Doin' It Like This" featuring Clutch
    6. "Automatic At It" featuring Aceyalone
    7. "Go Hard" featuring Gift of Gab & Dub Trio
    8. "On My Side" featuring Lateef & Slug
    9. "I Don't Need This Trouble" featuring Natural Self
    10. "Sure Shot" featuring Casual & Pep Love
    11. "Rock, Shock, Break" featuring Backyard Bangers
    12. "Locked and Loaded" featuring Deftones & Dead Prez
    13. "Tom Sawyer (Z-Trip Remix)" - Rush

    All-Pro Football 2K8 is planned for release this summer for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and will feature an authentic next generation gridiron experience that showcases legendary gameplay, innovative features, and the outstanding visual quality sports gamers have come to expect from 2K Sports.

    For more information, log onto http://www.2ksports.com.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107485) on May 14, 2011.

2K Games press release (April 26, 2007):

    2K Sports Unveils Legendary Roster for all-Pro Football 2K8

    New York, NY . April 26, 2007 . 2K Sports, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today new details regarding the highly anticipated release of All-Pro Football 2K8. Featuring hundreds of legends combined with an innovative attribute system showcasing the well-known, signature abilities of each football star, All-Pro Football 2K8 delivers a one-of-a-kind next-generation football experience.

    "With All-Pro Football 2K8, we're bringing the greatest players in football history back to the game," said Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio. "Imagine an offense featuring John Elway, Thurman Thomas and Jerry Rice going against a defense led by Ronnie Lott, Mike Singletary and Reggie White. By highlighting the signature abilities of the game's greatest legends, we have created a highly customizable and unique football experience tailored for the football fan."

    "It's great to be back not only 'playing' the game I've loved my entire life, but now I get to compete with and against the best players of all time," said Jerry Rice, the legendary wide receiver and all-time career leader in pass receptions, yards and touchdowns. "2K Sports has a proud legacy of making the best football games and this one is no exception. I'm proud to be part of the All-Pro Football 2K8 team."

    Football fans will instantly identify their favorite legendary football players not just from their appearance but also by their trademark playing styles. With these football greats, All-Pro Football 2K8 celebrates the football tradition and creates a brand new next-generation football experience.

    All-Pro Football 2K8 is planned for release this summer for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.

    For more information, log onto http://www.2ksports.com

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107485) on May 14, 2011.

Back of Keep Case - PlayStation 3 (United States):

    OVER 240 LEGEND. FULL CUSTOMIZATION. THIS IS FOOTBALL RESURRECTED.

    REAL FOOTBALL - 2K Sports brings you the most authentic gridiron game in history. Football fans can go wild with crushing tackles, late hits, trash-talk and full-on celebrations after big plays and TDs. Just like the good old days.

    PLAY THE LEGENDS - Over 240 Hall of Fame legends return to the game with their signature styles, including Jerry Rice, Dan Marino, Dick Butkus, Joe Montana, John Elway, Barry Sanders, Walter Payton, Mike Singletary and more.

    REACH TACKLE SYSTEM - Revolutionary new tackling technology lets you use the right analog stick to snatch, grab and pummel any runner in his tracks. Now you have all kinds of creative ways to make the offense taste turf!

    ALL-NEW PLAYER ATTRIBUTE SYSTEM - No more generic number ratings – each legend plays to his own signature abilities. Players have unique attributes that give them specialized skills, with over 70 distinctive attributes available.

    INCREDIBLE CUSTOMIZATION - Create new players, build your roster, edit the team logo, colorize every aspect of your team uniforms, customize your playbook...even choose your own celebrations after touchdowns, sacks and big plays.

    2K SPORTS ONLINE - Build your dream team and compete in online leagues and tournaments. Also introducing the 2K Sports Ticker, a real time data-stream tat delivers scores and headlines after all major sporting events in the U.S.

    2K BEATS SOUNDTRACK - Kick it off with original tracks and remixed by DJ Z-Trip featuring Rakim, Dead Prez, Chali 2na, Slug, Aceyalone, Casual, Pep Love, Gift of Gab, Dub Trio, Lateet, Chevelle, Dlutch, Deftones and Rush.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107485) on May 14, 2011.

www.2ksports.com (Brand website):
    Imagine Rice, Unitas, Butkus, and Singletary. In their prime, on the same field, or maybe even the same team. Imagine preparing a precision squad of mercenaries -- even building your own players. Imagine football action the way football is really played. Now imagine the best gridiron game coming back for more. Imagine Football Resurrected. This is All-Pro Football 2K8

    LEGENDS - Over 240 NFL legends make their return to the gridiron, including Hall of Famers such as Johnny Unitas, Dick Butkus, Joe Montana, Mike Singletary, Reggie White and Walter Payton.

    SIGNATURE STYLE - Legends have their own signature moves in the game - Barrys spin, Walters scissors kick, Jerrys one-handed grab - theyre all there.

    2K SPORTS LEGACY - For the first time ever 2K Sports, the developers of top selling football games, will bring their critically acclaimed gameplay & graphics to the next generation platforms.

    ALL-NEW PLAYER ATTRIBUTE SYSTEM - Gone are the 0-100 ratings so common for players in a simulation game. In APF the players have unique attributes that give them specialized skills. There are over a hundred distinct attributes available.

    REACH TACKLE SYSTEM - Revolutionary new tackling scheme utilizes the right analog stick to allow you to make those last grasp tackles and stop a runner in his tracks.

    INCREDIBLE CUSTOMIZATION - Create-a-player, build your roster, edit your team logo, colorize of every aspect of your team uniforms, customize your playbook, and choose your own celebrations after touchdowns, sacks and big plays.

    ADVANCED PLAY CALLING - Modify your playbook and set your coach tendencies so you can play football the way you want to.

    2K SPORTS ONLINE - Full league and tournament support, league and schedule customization options.

    2K SPORTS FIELD PASS - New presentation style will combine TV broadcast with on field commentary bringing you closer to the action.

    2K BEATS – The All-Pro Football Soundtrack features originals, remixes and mashups produced by Z-Trip and featuring: Rakim, Dead Prez, Charli 2na, Slug, Aceyalone, Casual, Pep Love, Lateef, Gift of Gab, Keno 1, DJ Faust, Chevelle, Clutch, Dub Trio, Natural Self, Backyard Bangers, Deftones and Rush..

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107485) on May 14, 2011.