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Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Warlords Invades Retailers!


-- First Expansion Pack for the Award-Winning Sid Meier’s Civilization IV Now Available for PC --

New York, NY – July 26, 2006 – 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), and the Company’s world-renowned development studio Firaxis Games, today announced that Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Warlords for PC, the first expansion pack for the critically acclaimed Sid Meier’s Civilization IV, is now available in retail stores. With eight new scenarios including some exciting franchise firsts, Warlords will deliver even more great gameplay to the millions of fans around the globe who purchased and embraced Civilization IV.

Paying homage to some of history’s greatest military leaders, Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Warlords delivers eight unique and interesting scenarios, giving players the chance to change the course of history with the help of their powerful new “warlord” unit. Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Warlords includes new civilizations, leaders, units, resources and wonders that offer even more fun and exciting ways for players to expand their civilization’s military power as they strive for world domination.

Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Warlords adds new twists and challenges to some of the most creative scenarios in the series. In the Omens scenario, Great Britain and France race to settle North America at any cost, while the Barbarians scenario allows players to take control of ruthless hordes of warriors. With these brutal Barbarians under your control, your goal is to conquer all other civilizations on the map by decimating their armies, looting the cities and burning them to the ground.

“The Sid Meier’s Civilization franchise is recognized as one of the most successful PC series of all time,” said Christoph Hartmann, President, 2K. “Warlords empowers players to take the roles of Augustus Caesar, Winston Churchill, and even Genghis Khan as they take advantage of all scenarios, civilizations and units.”

“Our team has had an incredible amount of fun creating the Warlords expansion pack,” said Steve Martin, President of Firaxis. “The Civilization franchise is very close to our hearts, and we never seem to run out of new ideas for this epic game,” he added.

Key Features:

# Warlords: A new great person type called the Warlord.
# Vassal States: Conquer an enemy and subjugate them to your rule.
# Game Scenarios: The expansion delivers eight new scenarios.
# New Civilizations: The pack will provide six new civilizations and associated unique units.
# Civilization Leaders: Ten new leaders, including leaders for the new civilizations as well as additional leaders for existing civilizations.
# Leader Traits: Three new leader traits.
# New Wonders: Three new wonders.
# Unique Buildings: Each civilization includes a new unique building as well as their unique unit.
# New Units, Resources, and Improvements: Many new items are presented throughout the scenarios.
# Core Game Tweaks and Additions: Expanded features and gameplay tweaks are made to the core game.
# Post-Release Patches and Game Upgrades: The pack contains all of the patches and game additions (Pit Boss, etc.) released to date for Sid Meier’s Civilization IV.

Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Warlords will require the full version of Sid Meier’s Civilization IV and is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and older by the ESRB. For more information on Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Warlords, please visit the product webpage at

About Sid Meier’s Civilization Franchise

Created by industry legend Sid Meier in 1991, Civilization instantly set the standard for and defined a new genre of empire-building strategy games. An addictive blend of building, exploration, discovery and conquest, Civilization is recognized as one of the greatest game series of all time. Sid Meier’s Civilization IV was released in 2005 for the PC to critical acclaim, receiving numerous Game of the Year awards from game critics around the world.

About Firaxis Games

Firaxis Games is one of the world’s premier game development studios, and home of legendary designer Sid Meier. Firaxis has developed some of the most successful and award-winning computer and video games on the market today including; 2005 PC Game of the Year - Sid Meier’s Civilization IV®, Sid Meier’s Pirates! ® (PC and Xbox), the blockbuster Sid Meier’s Civilization III ® series, and Sid Meier’s SimGolf ®. Firaxis legacy titles include the Sid Meier’s Civil War Series! ® (Gettysburg!, Antietam!, and South Mountain), and the Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri ® series. In 2005, Firaxis Games was acquired by Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., joining the 2K publishing label, a wholly owned subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive.

About Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is an integrated global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of interactive entertainment software games and accessories for the PC, PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Xbox® and Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube™, Nintendo DS™ and Game Boy® Advance. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games, 2K and 2K Sports, and Global Star Software; and distributes products in North America through its Jack of All Games subsidiary. Take-Two also manufactures and markets video game accessories in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region through its Joytech subsidiary. The Company maintains sales and marketing offices in Cincinnati, New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Munich, Madrid, Milan, Sydney, Breda (Netherlands), Auckland, Shanghai and Tokyo. Take-Two’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at

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