Jason Spezza Named Cover Athlete for NHL 2K8

2K Sports,
the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., announced that
Jason Spezza, first-line center for the Ottawa Senators, has been named cover
athlete and official spokesman for NHL 2K8, 2K Sports’ top-rated NHL video game
for five years in row.

“It’s a
great honor to be the NHL 2K8 cover athlete,” said Jason Spezza. “The NHL 2K
series has always selected some of the best players in the NHL and I’m really
excited to follow in their footsteps of representing the finest hockey video
game title this year.”

Canadian-born Spezza was only the third player to represent

Canada at the
World Junior Hockey Championships as a 16-year old. The first round choice of
the Ottawa Senators and second overall pick in the 2001 NHL Draft, his great
skills were apparent very early in his career. Reinvigorating the sport with
his raw talent and enthusiasm, his magnificent performance in the 2007 Eastern
Conference finals against the Buffalo Sabres made him one of the most exciting
players in the next generation of NHL stars.

“We are
thrilled to have Jason Spezza as our cover athlete for NHL 2K8. Spezza is a player
that truly embodies the spirit of hockey which is something that we pride
ourselves in with the NHL 2K series,” said Graeme Bayless, President of Kush
Games. “We are very pleased to be working with a cover athlete that is such an
avid gamer and who is committed to contributing valuable insight to the
authenticity and development of the NHL 2K series.”

top-rated NHL franchise returns with NHL 2K8, showcasing new in-depth gameplay
mechanics, all-new goaltending animations and stunning next-gen visuals that
truly take advantage of the power of next generation consoles. More exciting
features will be revealed soon that deliver an entirely new NHL experience from
the critically acclaimed makers of the NHL 2K series.

will be available this fall for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment
system from Microsoft, and the PLAYSTATION3 and PlayStation2 computer
entertainment systems.