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Gathering Announces Railroad Tycoon 3 Has Shipped

New York, NY - October 27, 2003 - Computer and video game publisher Gathering, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) and Take-Two's critically acclaimed software developer PopTop Software, today announced that Railroad Tycoon(tm)3 has shipped to stores in North America. The game will be in stores in Europe on October 31, 2003.

"We are very pleased with Railroad Tycoon 3," said Graeme Struthers, Vice President of Gathering. "PopTop has taken this over one million unit selling franchise to the next level with a new 3D engine that brings the world of Railroad Tycoon to life like never before. Railroad Tycoon 3 builds upon the great and addictive game play of previous Railroad Tycoon games, and will deliver one of the best Tycoon experiences in the market."

About Railroad Tycoon 3

In Railroad Tycoon 3 players can realize their dream of founding and expanding a railroad empire. By building rail lines, purchasing trains and transporting cargo to launch the railroad, players can burst onto the scene during the 'Golden Era of Railroading' and sustain dominance through the modernization of the industry. Players must expand their business into major cities, acquire the latest locomotives, force competitors into bankruptcy, and manipulate the stock market to become the ultimate Railroad Tycoon. Make a fortune the old fashioned way - take it from someone else!

In Railroad Tycoon 3, players can:

  • Establish an empire in a beautifully detailed 3D world
  • Carve out routes through rough terrain using tunnels, bridges and overpasses
  • Utilize over 50 highly detailed locomotives and haul 40 different cargo types
  • Construct over 150 different buildings
  • Bankrupt opponents in LAN/Online Multiplayer games
  • Create the ultimate rail system in "Sandbox" mode
The Railroad Tycoon franchise has received numerous accolades and awards. Railroad Tycoon II received critical acclaim from the gaming and consumer press, being named as Editor's Choice by Computer Gaming World, Computer Games Magazine and PC Gamer.

For more information on Railroad Tycoon 3, visit

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® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube(tm) and Nintendo Game Boy Advance. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned subsidiary labels: Rockstar Games, Gotham Games, Gathering, Joytech and Global Star. The Company maintains sales and marketing offices in Cincinnati, New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Munich, Vienna, Milan, Sydney, Amsterdam and Auckland. Take-Two's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit their website at

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