TORONTO, CANADA – March 13, 2012 – TransGaming Inc. (TSX-V:TNG), the global leader in the multiplatform deployment of games, today announced it has partnered with 2K Games to bring the eagerly anticipated title, The Darkness™ II, to the Mac. This represents the first title in The Darkness franchise to be made available to the Mac gaming community.
The Darkness II continues the story of Jackie Estacado, head of a New York crime family and wielder of an ancient and brutal force of chaos and destruction known as the Darkness. Introducing unique Quad-Wielding™ combat and four-person cooperative gameplay distinct from the first-person campaign, The Darkness II breaks the mold of traditional first-person shooter titles. 2K Games is world-renowned for developing and publishing exceptionally popular triple-A titles, such as BioShock®, Borderlands™ and Sid Meier’s Civilization® V. The Darkness II will be available soon on TransGaming’s leading digital distribution site for Mac games, GameTreeMac.com and many of 2K Games’ distribution channels including Steam.
The partnership with 2K Games represents an expansion of the existing relationship between TransGaming Inc. and Take-Two Interactive Software. The relationship began with Rockstar Games and the successful launch of the Mac version of their acclaimed Grand Theft Auto Trilogy.
"TransGaming and 2K Games are committed to delivering the most immersive and innovative entertainment experiences to consumers," commented Vikas Gupta, CEO & President of TransGaming Inc. "We’re pleased to expand our partnership with 2K Games and bring one of their most anticipated titles to Mac. The Darkness II offers ground-breaking gameplay and Mac gamers will love stepping into its highly stylized, narrative-driven action."
Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets through its three divisions: 2K Games, 2K Sports, and 2K Play that are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including first-person shooters, action, role-playing, real-time strategy, sports, casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label has some of the most talented development studios in the world today, including Firaxis Games, Visual Concepts, Irrational Games, 2K Marin, 2K Australia, 2K Czech, Cat Daddy Games, and 2K China. In just a few short years, 2K launched the 2007 Game of the Year - BioShock®; published the critically acclaimed Borderlands™; continued the award-winning Sid Meier’s Civilization® series; delivered the #1 rated and #1 selling basketball franchise with NBA® 2K*; and broke new ground in the family entertainment market with its multi-million unit selling hit Carnival Games. 2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2K.com.
*According to 2008 - 2012 Gamerankings.com and The NPD Group estimates of U.S. retail video game sales through February 2012.
About TransGaming Inc.
TransGaming Inc. (TSX-V: TNG) is the global leader in the multiplatform deployment of interactive entertainment. TransGaming works with the industry's leading developers and publishers to enable and distribute games for Smart TV set-top boxes, Mac computers, and Linux/CE platforms. TransGaming is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. To learn more about TransGaming visit http://transgaming.com.
TransGaming’s GameTree™ TV is the premier on-demand Smart TV gaming platform, offering an unparalleled user experience on the next generation of set-top boxes and connected consumer electronic (CE) devices. The GameTree TV Platform delivers an extensive catalog of video games that can quickly and easily be accessed on-demand. Through a flexible and seamless transaction system, subscribers can choose from a variety of pricing models billed directly through the cable provider. For more information about GameTree TV, visit http://gametreetv.com.
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Investor Relations – United States
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