2K Sports Announces Major League Baseball(r) 2K8 Opening Day Xbox LIVE Weekend





Tuesday March 25, 2008


2K Sports Announces Major League Baseball(r) 2K8 Opening Day Xbox LIVE Weekend

Fans compete against the game's developers to win exclusive prizes April 4-6

March 25, 2008 - 2K Sports announced today a special Opening Day Xbox

LIVE(r) Weekend for Major League Baseball 2K8. Beginning April 4, 2008,

fans of all ages will be able to participate in a number of exciting

activities online including a 72-hour Play & Win Sweepstakes. Every

hour, gamers who register and play can win special prize packages such

as exclusive 2K Sports t-shirts, hats, Microsoft points, and other


Before fans step up to the plate, they will have the opportunity to

practice their swings with a free game demo of Major League Baseball 2K8

available for download through Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360(r)

video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The free game demo

will allow players to practice their skills at Boston's legendary Fenway

Park by playing three full innings as either the Colorado Rockies or

Boston Red Sox.


To kick off Major League Baseball 2K8 Opening Day Xbox LIVE Weekend,

fans will have the unique opportunity to compete online against the

developers of Major League Baseball(r) 2K8 on Friday, April 4 from 7:00

p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EDT. Be on the lookout for the following development

team Gamertags:




Robert, Senior Producer


Jon, Associate Producer


Dan, Designer


Joe, Production Assistant

More details on registering for Major League Baseball(r) 2K8 Opening Day

Xbox LIVE Weekend, and information regarding terms, conditions, and

official rules will be available on March 26, 2008 through the official

event page: www.xbox.com/openingday. Open registration will begin when

the site goes live and will end at 11:59pm (EDT) on April 6, 2008. Xbox

LIVE Gold members can also register for the weekend by downloading the

free "Major League Baseball 2K8 Play & Win Registration" gamer picture

from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.

As the most fun and exciting baseball experience on the market, Major

League Baseball 2K8 revolutionizes player control in the latest

installment of the popular franchise with brand-new pitching, fielding

and baserunning, as well as a completely overhauled batting interface.

To bring fans closer to the action than ever before, Major League

Baseball 2K8 also features authentic Major League and Minor League(tm)

stadiums that have been redesigned for accuracy, complete with the

details and specific architecture of each ballpark and city. Other

in-game features include a wholly unique trading card system to reward

special achievements, robust Minor League system including 90 playable

teams, all-new Signature Style(tm) animations complete with home run

celebrations and unique player walk-ups, and much more.

A part of every Xbox 360 game, Xbox LIVE is the first and only unified

online entertainment network seamlessly integrated throughout the entire

console experience, making it easy for you to find the friends, games

and entertainment you want from the moment you power on your Xbox 360

system. The Xbox LIVE network connects you with more than 10 million

members across 26 countries to enjoy hundreds of retail and arcade

multiplayer games, free playable game demos, TV shows, movies, music

videos and movie trailers, as well as new game levels, characters and

vehicles for all your favorite retail games.


Major League Baseball 2K8, rated E for Everyone by the ESRB, is now

available in retail stores for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment

system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION(r)3 computer entertainment system,

PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment system, PSP(r)

(PlayStation(r)Portable) system, and Wii(tm) home video game system.





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