2K Sports and Konami Announce MLB Power Pros

2K Sports,
the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., and Konami
Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced a new and exciting Major League Baseball
title, MLB Power Pros. Developed by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., and
based on the best selling “Power Pro” baseball series in Japan, MLB
Power Pros will be published by 2K Sports in North America and will be
available in Fall 2007.

“For
years, Konami’s Power Pro Baseball has been Japan’s No. 1 baseball game, in
sales and fan ratings,” said Kazumi Kitaue, Chairman and CEO of Konami
Digital Entertainment, Inc. “Now, in an excellent partnership with 2K
Sports, it is with great pleasure that we bring Power Pro Baseball to the North
American market as MLB Power Pros, where this great sport was born.”

MLB Power
Pros delivers an original visual style to

America’s favorite pastime. Every
MLB player will be represented in the “Power Pro” character style a
miniature toy-like figurine model. Gamers will recognize their favorite
Baseball stars through comic usage of facial expressions, facial hair, and hair
styles. Every MLB ballpark has been faithfully replicated with their respective
famous landmarks, bringing astounding authenticity to every game. This visual
combination is certain to delight baseball fans of all ages.

Solid
gameplay features and responsive controls provide an exciting baseball
experience in MLB Power Pros. The easy pick-up-and-play mechanics in both
pitching and batting allow for instant fun. Amazing animations will be seen in
the field with incredible double plays, diving catches, and even
home-run-robbing wall catches.

Featuring
over a dozen different game modes, MLB Power Pros offers great long-term
playability highlighted by the detailed Season Mode and popular Success Mode.
With Season Mode, players become an MLB team general manager with the goal of
winning the World Series by controlling all aspects of the team including
training players, purchasing better equipment, making trades, and much more.
Success Mode combines traditional role-playing elements with baseball scenarios
to create one of the most unique and compelling game modes in any sports title.
This story-based mode puts the user in the role of a college baseball player
with the goal of becoming a Major League player – gamers will train the player
in numerous games while dealing with real-world situations of academics,
part-time jobs, and other social situations.

MLB Power
Pros will be available on the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and
the Wii home video game system from Nintendo in Fall 2007.