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2K Sports Announces MLB 2K12 RV Tour

New York, NY – February 29, 2011 – 2K Sports today announced the return of the Major League Baseball® 2K12 RV tour, a coast-to-coast mobile experience featuring special giveaways, batting cages and hands-on play time with Major League Baseball 2K12. The cross-country tour brings the excitement of authentic baseball action to fans this spring and summer with a custom-designed Major League Baseball 2K12 recreation vehicle. The mobile demo vehicle will be rigged with portable video game gear for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Traveling to various Arizona Spring Training hotspots, including Hohokam Park in Mesa and Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe, as well as big league ballparks, such as Comerica Park in Detroit, Citi Field in New York and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, 2K Sports will slide into more than 25 cities in total.

“For the second straight year, we’re taking the 2K Sports RV on the ultimate baseball road trip,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “It’s always a pleasure to interact with our fans across the country, and we can’t wait to get the tour started and share Major League Baseball 2K12 with baseball fans everywhere.”

2K Sports will begin the tour on March 9, 2012 in Surprise, Arizona, and visit Cactus League ballparks throughout the month of March. Following the start of the regular season, the tour kicks into full gear with events through June. Some of the highlights include stops at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, and two special events at the MLB FanCave in New York City. The tour concludes with a booth at MLB All-Star FanFest in Kansas City.

Fans at tour stops will have the opportunity to practice their in-game pitching skills for the $1 Million Perfect Game Challenge, which returns for the third successive year beginning on MLB Opening Day, April 4th. Eight gamers who pitch perfect games on Xbox 360 or PlayStation®3 prior to May 1 will be eligible to participate in a live tournament for the grand prize of $1 million. Full rules and details can be found at www.2ksports.com/perfectclub.

The Major League Baseball 2K12 tour dates** are below. Additional events will be added at a later date, so fans should visit www.2ksports.com/mlb2k12/tour for the latest schedule.

March 9                         Surprise, AZ – Surprise Stadium

        Host: Texas Rangers

March 10                       Glendale, AZ – Camelback Ranch (Games @ 12:05 PM and 6:05 PM)
        Host: Chicago White Sox

March 11                       Tempe, AZ – Tempe Diablo Stadium
        Host: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

March 15                       Tempe, AZ – Tempe Diablo Stadium
        Host: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

March 16                       Surprise, AZ – Surprise Stadium (11 AM)
        Host: Kansas City Royals

        Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix Municipal Stadium (5 PM)
        Host: Oakland Athletics

March 18                       Maryvale, AZ – Maryvale Baseball Park
        Host: Milwaukee Brewers

March 22                       Goodyear, AZ – Goodyear Ballpark
        Host: Cincinnati Reds

March 23                       Tucson, AZ – Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium
        Host: Chicago White Sox

March 24                       Mesa, AZ – Hohokam Park
        Host: Chicago Cubs

March 25                       Goodyear, AZ – Goodyear Ballpark
        Host: Cleveland Indians

March 29                       Tempe, AZ – Tempe Diablo Stadium
        Host: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

March 30                       Glendale, AZ – Camelback Ranch
        Host: Los Angeles Dodgers

April 6-7                        Anaheim, CA – Angel Stadium of Anaheim
        Host: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

April 9-10                      Oakland, CA – Overstock.com Coliseum
        Host: Oakland Athletics

April 14-15                    Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium
        Host: Los Angeles Dodgers

April 20                         Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park
        Host: Houston Astros

April 24-25                    St. Petersburg, FL – Tropicana Field
Host: Tampa Bay Rays

April 29                         Atlanta, GA – Turner Field
        Host: Atlanta Braves

May 1                           Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ball Park
       Host: Cincinnati Reds

May 4-5                        Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
Host: Detroit Tigers

May 7                           Baltimore, MD – Oriole Park at Camden Yards
       Host: Baltimore Orioles

May 9-10                     New York, NY – MLB FanCave

May 12                         Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
Host: Philadelphia Phillies

May 14-15                   Flushing, NY – Citi Field
Host: New York Mets

May 19-20                   Washington, D.C. – Nationals Park
Host: Washington Nationals

May 22                         Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
Host: Pittsburgh Pirates

May 26-27                    Chicago, IL – U.S. Cellular Field
        Host: Chicago White Sox

May 29                         Minneapolis, MN – Target Field
       Host: Minnesota Twins

June 5-6                        Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Stadium
       Host: Kansas City Royals

June 9-10                      St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
Host: St. Louis Cardinals

July 6-10                      Kansas City, MO – MLB All-Star FanFest

**Tour dates are subject to change. Visit www.2ksports.com/mlb2k12/tour for the latest schedule.

2K Sports Partners With SPIN Media for MLB 2K12 Soundtrack

New York, NY – February 16, 2012 – 2K Sports today announced that they have partnered with SPIN Media, the premier resource for music discovery, to create a 13-song soundtrack for the upcoming Major League Baseball® 2K12, the eagerly anticipated next iteration of the popular MLB 2K series, which hits stores nationwide on March 6, 2012.

The release of MLB 2K12 marks the first time that SPIN has collaborated on a video game soundtrack and the first time 2K Sports has worked with a music media company. The baseball-loving team behind SPIN jumped at the chance to curate the game and enlisted a hard-hitting team to select the songs.

The resulting playlist covers all bases with a wide range of musical genres from hip-hop and electronic, to rock and pop, and includes both established and emerging artists, reflecting the true diversity of baseball fans.  Earning themselves the unofficial title of “most valuable players,” Alabama rap duo and SPIN breaking-out artists, G-Side, recorded an exclusive original track called “Put Me in the Game” – hitting a home run with the fresh, futuristic, synth-heavy beat.

G-Side’s exclusive track, which is inspired by “defying odds to achieve something greater in life,” can be downloaded for free at SPIN.com/mlb2k12 starting February 21. The rest of the soundtrack will also be available to stream.

“When the match is right, music and sports can complement each other in a profound way, so curating SPIN’s first video game soundtrack was an exciting challenge. We were thrilled to be asked by 2K Sports, and took seriously the responsibility of sharing some of our favorite tracks with MLB fans,” said Charles Aaron, SPIN Editorial Director. “Many special thanks, of course, go to G-Side for providing an awesome new track.”

MLB 2K12 features AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander on the cover along with a robust list of features and game modes, improved gameplay, and the return of the $1 Million Perfect Game Challenge, which will award one MLB 2K12 gamer the coveted grand prize. SPIN’s hand-picked soundtrack bolsters an immersive baseball experience.

“This year’s soundtrack is easily the best yet thanks to SPIN,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing, 2K Sports. “They are experts in the music industry and our fans are really going to enjoy the playlist they selected when playing MLB 2K12. Music is a key element in our sports titles, so when we’re working hard to create the best, most authentic experience for fans we expect the soundtrack to follow the same beat.”

The complete track listing for the MLB 2K12 soundtrack includes:

  1. Bass Drum of Death, “Get Found”
  2. Explosions in the Sky, “Trembling Hands”
  3. The Cool Kids, “Boomin'”
  4. The Vaccines, “If You Wanna”
  5. G-Side, “Put Me in the Game”
  6. Grouplove, “Colours”
  7. JEFF the Brotherhood, “Shredder”
  8. My Morning Jacket, “Holdin On to Black Metal”
  9. Skrillex, “Nice Sprites & Scary Monsters”
  10. Telekinesis, “Please Ask for Help”
  11. The Joy Formidable, “Austere”
  12. Atmosphere, “Just for Show”
  13. Pretty Lights, “Hot Like Dimes”

MLB 2K12 is rated E for everyone by the ESRB and will be available March 6, 2012 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system, Wii™ system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Nintendo DS™ and Windows PC.