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Winner of more than 50 Game of the Year Awards, the critically acclaimed rogue-like dungeon crawler is available on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X, and Xbox One in physical editions that include bonus goods

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Private Division and Supergiant Games are proud to announce that Hades is now available as a retail edition, simultaneously alongside the digital release, for PlayStation®5 (PS5™), PlayStation®4 (PS4™), Xbox Series X and Xbox One consoles. The multi-award-winning game, boasting impressive aggregate score of 94 on OpenCritic* and earning “#1 Best PlayStation 5 Game of 2021” and “#1 Best Xbox Series X Game of 2021” on Metacritic**, is now available for the first time on PlayStation and Xbox consoles with the physical edition packed with additional items perfect for current and future fans. The boxed edition of Hades for PlayStation and Xbox consoles is now available for suggested retail price of $29.99 from a variety of retailers.



“With Hades, we wanted to make the thrilling experience of rogue-like games more inviting than ever before, through a design that makes dying and retrying a big part of the story and fun," said Greg Kasavin, Creative Director at Supergiant Games. "We’re really looking forward to hearing from PlayStation and Xbox players as they delve into our vision of the Underworld of Greek myth, and discover its many surprises."

The retail edition of Hades packs in bonus extras, including a digital download code for the Hades Original Soundtrack, containing two and half hours of music by award-winning composer Darren Korb. Physical copies also include a full-color, 32-page character compendium booklet featuring illustrious character art inked by Supergiant Games’ BAFTA Award-winning art director, Jen Zee. In addition, the first-run prints of physical PlayStation and Xbox copies are emblazoned with stunning metallic foil detailing across the cover art.

Hades has already so much well-deserved critical praise, and we’re excited to collaborate with Supergiant Games to create a physical edition that honors the title and enables a new audience to enjoy Hades,” said Roger Kurtz, Executive Producer at Private Division. “Launching alongside the digital release on these consoles, it gives players an opportunity to own this incredible game on their system of choice. In addition, the extra items in the physical edition enrich the experience and allow fans to dive deeper into the world of Hades.”

Playing Hades on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S results in a technical boost, with the action running at 4K at a target 60fps. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game perform at 1080p at a target 60fps. In addition, Hades features enhanced controller vibration and controller lighting on the PS5’s DualSense™ wireless controller. All PlayStation 4 versions of Hades, both physical and digital, include a free upgrade to the digital PS5 version. The Xbox versions of Hades use Smart Delivery, allowing access to both the Xbox One title and the Xbox Series X|S title. Additional information on Smart Delivery can be found at xbox.com/smart-delivery.

*Open Critic score for PC as of August 12, 2021.

**Metacritic score for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X as of August 12, 2021.

About Hades

In Hades, players assume the role of the immortal Prince of the Underworld as he attempts to hack and slash his way out of his infamous father’s domain. This fast-paced, character-driven title combines the best aspects of Supergiant’s past critically-acclaimed titles, such as the action elements of Bastion, rich environments and atmosphere of Transistor, and the depth of storytelling that unfolds in Pyre.

Hades is available for an MSRP of $29.99 for physical edition and $24.99 digitally, on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles. Physical retail versions are published by Private Division. Hades is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. For more information on Hades, subscribe on YouTube, follow on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, join the Discord server, and visit PlayHades.com.

Private Division is a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO).

About Supergiant Games

Founded in 2009, Supergiant Games is a small independent studio known for its critically acclaimed titles Bastion, Transistor, Pyre, and most recently, Hades. After launching on an initial set of platforms in autumn 2020, Hades proceeded to earn dozens of Game of the Year awards, including from IGN.com, Polygon.com, Eurogamer.com, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, and many other sources. Headquartered in San Francisco, Supergiant Games is committed to creating games that can leave a lasting and positive impression by sparking players' imaginations like the games they played as kids.

About Private Division

Private Division is a developer-focused publisher that partners with the finest creative talent in the video game industry, empowering studios to develop the games that they are passionate about creating, while providing the support they need to make their titles critically and commercially successful on a global scale. The Label publishes the Kerbal Space Program franchise, OlliOlli World from Roll7, The Outer Worlds from Obsidian Entertainment, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey from Panache Digital Games, and more. Private Division also publishes the retail version of Hades from Supergiant Games for PlayStation and Xbox consoles. Private Division will publish new titles from Moon Studios and additional unannounced projects in development. Private Division is headquartered in New York City with offices in Seattle, Las Vegas, Munich, and Singapore. For more information, please visit www.privatedivision.com.

About Take-Two Interactive Software

Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher, and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. We develop and publish products principally through Rockstar Games, 2K, Private Division, and T2 Mobile Games. Our products are designed for console systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms, and cloud streaming services. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at http://www.take2games.com.

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Jeremy Gumber
Communications Manager
Communications
Private Division
(646) 536-3006
press@privatedivision.com

Alan Lewis (Corporate Press)
Vice President
Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
(646) 536-2983
Alan.Lewis@take2games.com