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Take2 Releases MTV Total Request Live Trivia

by Rainier on July 27, 2001 @ 4:44 p.m. PDT

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced that "MTV Total Request Live Trivia," began shipping to retailers nationwide today, July 27th 2001. This exciting, fast-paced pop-culture trivia game for the PC, is based on MTV's enormously popular daily show "Total Request Live".

Developed by Hypnotix, whose previous smash hits include the Deer Avenger and The $100,000 Pyramid, MTV TRL Trivia accurately captures the explosive personality and style of the show in a 3D recreation of the set. Engaging players with challenging questions and fascinating information about their favorite musical artists and celebrities, MTV TRL Trivia offers players the definitive trivia experience.

Fans can compete against the computer, or outsmart friends in a frenzy of questions, through 5 different modes of gameplay, which includes the infamous Guess Who, Keyword Speed Round, and Timeline. This ultimate party game will test players' knowledge and quick reflexes in 25 fascinating and diverse categories, with over a 1,000 questions. MTV TRL Trivia will also ship with multiplayer options for up to 4 people.

"We are very enthusiastic about the addition of MTV TRL Trivia, along with MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch, to our exciting upcoming release schedule," said Kelly Sumner, Chief Executive Officer at Take-Two, "The combination of MTV's leading entertainment brand, with the successful track records and resources of Take-Two and Hypnotix, enables us to offer a high energy, fun, and entertaining game to the important fans of TRL and music everywhere.

"Every day, 'Total Request Live' brings together today's best music with its most fervent fans," said Tony Calandra, Director, Interactive Products, MTV. "With the MTV TRL Trivia game we plan to deliver a fun, fast-paced experience that will capture the excitement of the live show."

MTV's TRL has continued to skyrocket in popularity, counting down the top videos daily from MTV's Times Square studios. Each episode features the top ten most requested music videos voted on by the viewers, special appearances and interviews with today's hottest celebrities, and the latest music news and information.

About MTV Networks
MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom International Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), owns and operates the following television programming services -- MTV: Music Television, MTV2, VH1, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV LAND, TNN, CMT and the Digital Suite From MTV Networks, a package of nine US digital services, all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide. In addition, MTV Networks operates The MTVi Group and Nickelodeon Online, a portfolio of leading Internet properties built to address every interest of today's music fan and Internet-savvy kid.

About Take-Two Interactive Software
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, Nintendo 64, Nintendo Game Boy Color, Nintendo GAMECUBE, Nintendo Game Boy Advance, PlayStation┬«2 and the Xbox™. The Company publishes and develops products through various wholly owned subsidiaries including: Rockstar Games, GodGames, TalonSoft, Joytech, DMA Design, PopTop, Global Star and under the Take-Two brand name. The Company maintains sales and marketing offices in Cincinnati, New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Munich, Vienna, Copenhagen, Milan, Sydney and Auckland. Take-Two's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website.

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