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GodGames and Croteam Announce Serious Sam(tm): The Second Encounter Second Installment in the Smash Hit Shooter to Ship this November for PC



GodGames and Croteam Announce Serious Sam(tm): The Second Encounter

Second Installment in the Smash Hit Shooter to Ship this November for PC

New York, NY - September 20, 2001 - Computer and video game publisher GodGames, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ-TTWO), along with Croatian based development team Croteam announce "Serious Sam(tm): The Second Encounter," the next episode of their award-winning action shooter Serious Sam. GodGames plans to ship the game November 2001 at a suggested retail price of $19.99.

"We are proud to work with Croteam and continue the saga of Serious Sam," said Kelly Sumner, Chief Executive Officer of Take-Two Interactive, "Sam's legions of fans will enjoy the new adventures, locations, and adversaries this sequel has to offer."

"Serious Sam: Second Encounter" introduces three worlds where cyberpunk once again meets fantasy fiction, and features frantic action in 12 massive single player levels. The Second Encounter includes three new episodes based in beautifully detailed ancient civilizations: South America, Babylon, and The Medieval Age. With fourteen total weapons at his disposal, three brand new, Sam is more serious than ever. He battles against hordes of old enemies and seven adversarial species in an effort to reach the Mental once and for all.

"We here at Croteam are extremely pleased with how Serious Sam: The Second Encounter is coming along," said Roman Ribaric of Croteam, Ltd, "This game expands all the things our fans loved about the first game; fast, frantic action, huge levels, tons of enemies, and a lighthearted, colorful feel."

The Story
Having successfully defeated the Mental forces in ancient Egypt, Sam "Serious" Stone seizes an abandoned spacecraft. On course in his crusade to finally assassinate the great evil Mental, our hero's spaceship suddenly tumbles into the South American Mountains - Sam seems destined to stay on Earth. He must fight the tougher, now more experienced members of Mental's destructive forces and find a new way to reach the notorious Mental himself.

"Serious Sam: The Second Encounter" offers numerous multiplayer options including the highly acclaimed "Serious Warped Deathmatch" MOD (Version 3) created by A Few Screws Loose. Players can join forces against the swarm of enemies in cooperative play through all single-player levels, an option rarely delivered in the first-person shooter genre. Players may utilize the multiplayer option via LAN and Internet for up to 16 players in six different multiplay modes and over 20 multiplayer maps. Plus exclusive split screen support on a single computer for up to four players.

"Serious Sam" has won critical acclaim from consumer and trade media. The game received the "Game of the Month" award from PC Gamer magazine and IGN's "Editors Choice Award."



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