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2K Games Tackles Da Vinci Code Game

2K Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., announced an exclusive worldwide agreement with Sony Pictures Consumer Products to publish and distribute current generation console videogames based on the THE DA VINCI CODE film by Oscar-winning director Ron Howard, which is based on Dan Brown's bestselling novel.

The games are being developed by The Collective, a division of Foundation 9 Ent. Timed to coincide with the film release date, THE DA VINCI CODE games are expected to be available in May 2006.

"We are thrilled to work with Sony Pictures on one of its most anticipated film properties," said Christoph Hartmann, md at 2K Games. "THE DA VINCI CODE is exactly the type of high-caliber licensed property 2K Games looks for when developing movie-based games."

Charles Cecil, designer of the critically acclaimed title BROKEN SWORD, has joined the development team at The Collective to aid in the game's design. The gameplay in THE DA VINCI CODE will revolve around secret societies, ancient cover-ups and calculated vengeance.

Dan Brown's book THE DA VINCI CODE is the bestselling novel of all time and has spent more than two years on the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller list. It has also been translated into 42 languages. To date, there are more than 38.6 million copies of the novel in print, averaging more than two million copies sold each month.

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