2K Sports Announces All-Pro Football 2K8 Now Available
2K Sports, the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), 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™ 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.
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