Shares of Take-Two Interactive Inc. rose about 10 percent on Tuesday after the interactive entertainment company announced the North American release of its highly anticipated science-fiction shooter game BioShock.
The game, published by Take-Two's 2K Games label for Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 video game console and PC, was released to rave reviews from video game trade Web sites and magazines.
The creepy underwater game lets players shoot and solve mysteries from a first-person perspective and was one of the top games at this year's annual video game tradeshow E3.
Gamespot.com, which gave BioShock a rating of 9 out of 10, said the game featured absolutely amazing atmosphere and visual design, but added that annoying hitches cause the game to freeze for a few seconds at a time.
The game will be available in Europe on August 24, Take-Two said.
Take-Two shares were up $1.30, or 9.7 percent, to $14.70 on Nasdaq in morning trading.
(Reporting by Kenneth Li)