2K announced...Dora the Explorer?

by: Sean Colleli -
2K games might be a mainstream media pariah for publishing controversial titles like GTA and Bioshock, but who says they can't do something for the kids now and then?  2K Play, their kid division, is working with Nickelodeon on a number of Dora the Explorer games.  The Wii and PS2 are getting Dora Saves the Snow Princess and Go, Diego Go!: Great Dinosaur Rescue, while the DS is getting The Wonder Pets!: Save the Animals.  Yeah, I know, Nintendo consoles are kind of a dumping ground for kid games, but the Wii titles are being developed by High Voltage software, the cool guys who are also bringing us The Conduit.  It's all about balance.
2K Play and Nickelodeon Announce Dora the Explorer Debut for WiiT



2K Play creates top Nick Jr. games with Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!
and The Wonder Pets!





New York, NY - August 5, 2008 - 2K Play, a publishing label of Take-Two
Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO), and Nickelodeon today announced a
wide-ranging slate of video games based on popular Nick Jr.
programs that will arrive in stores this fall. Dora the Explorer,
Nickelodeon's flagship preschool brand, will debut on the WiiT home video
game system from Nintendo in Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow
Princess; Diego returns in an all-new adventure, Go, Diego, Go!:
Great Dinosaur Rescue; and The Wonder Pets! premieres exclusively on
Nintendo DST in The Wonder Pets!: Save the Animals!



"The enduring popularity of Dora, which continues to be the number one
program on commercial television for kids 2-5, combined with Wii hardware
sales passing the 10 million unit mark in the United States, will make for
an exciting holiday season," said Steve Lux, vice president business
development for 2K Play. "Diego remains 'the pre-school hero' for boys and
The Wonder Pets! is hot on the heels of a successful consumer products
launch and Daytime Emmy award win."



"We are delighted to introduce our top preschool properties, Dora, Diego and
The Wonder Pets! on these popular gaming platforms for families,"
said Dave Williams, senior vice president and general manager, Nickelodeon
Kids and Family Games Group. "By combining Nickelodeon's kid expertise with
2K Play's creativity, we have created games that allow preschoolers to
develop their playing skills and turn up the fun."



In Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess, players join Dora, Boots
and Pirate Piggy on an adventure to save the Magic Snowy Forest from the
spell of a witch.  Over 12 unique motions are used with the Wii RemoteT to
build snowmen, paddle a canoe, steer a dogsled and ride a Pegasus. Dora the
Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess will be available for Wii, DS and
PlayStationR2 computer entertainment system.



Go, Diego, Go!: Great Dinosaur Rescue enables gamers to travel through time
with Diego, Alicia and Baby Jaguar to reunite their friend Maia the
Maiasaura with her dinosaur family. Players utilize more than 12 different
Wii Remote motions to stomp like a dinosaur, climb across monkey bars, fly
on a Pteradon and bounce over obstacles on a pogo stick. Go, Diego, Go!:
Great Dinosaur Rescue will be available for Wii, DS and PlayStation 2
system.



In The Wonder Pets!: Save the Animals!, players team up with the popular
classroom pets Linny the Guinea Pig, Ming-Ming Duckling and Turtle Tuck to
help a Bengal Tiger, Panda Bear and Chimpanzee in need. With the DS stylus
and microphone, players tap, drag, blow, speak and circle their way through
activities like pulling a thorn from the tiger's paw, building a ladder to
rescue a baby panda and towing the chimpanzee's space capsule to safety. The
Wonder Pets!: Save the Animals! will make its interactive debut on DS.

Each game features the voice actors from the popular Nick Jr. TV shows.
The games were tested by kids and moms for age-appropriateness, fun-factor
and quality, and the packaging features a "Kid-Tested" seal.
For the console games, parents and siblings can collaborate with younger
gamers by using the special Helper feature and a second controller.

The Wii and PlayStation 2 system titles are being developed by High Voltage
and the DS titles by Black Lantern Software. For more information, please
visit www.2kgames.com/2kplay <http://www.2kgames.com/2kplay
> .



About Take-Two Interactive Software

Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., is a
global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of interactive
entertainment software games for the PC, PLAYSTATIONR3 and PlayStationR2
computer entertainment systems, PSPR (PlayStationRPortable) system, Xbox
360R and XboxR video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, Wii T,
Nintendo GameCubeT, Nintendo DST and Game BoyR Advance. The Company
publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar
Games, 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play, and distributes software, hardware
and accessories in North America through its Jack of All Games subsidiary.
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
www.take2games.com <http://www.take2games.com/> .
All trademarks and copyrights contained herein are the property of their
respective holders.



About Nickelodeon



Nickelodeon, now in its 29th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for
kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in
everything it does. The company includes television programming and
production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer
products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films.
Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 96 million
households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 14
consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos
are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).



Wii and Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo.



"PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony
Computer Entertainment Inc.



All trademarks and copyrights contained herein are the property of their
respective holders.
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