Eidos Announces Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary for mobile phones

Eidos Interactive Ltd., one of the world’s leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, today confirms that Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary is set for release on mobile phones from December 2007.

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Tomb Raider franchise, Lara Croft will star in a new adventure taking in familiar locations from her past. Inspired by the first three Tomb Raider mobile phone games, LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: ANNIVERSARY faithfully preserves the elements which made the original mobile games some of the best available on the mobile platform.

“We wanted to take the very best bits of the original trilogy and deliver a new and improved version, whilst still retaining that familiar blend of puzzles, exploration and action that the series is famous for,” Simon Protheroe, New Media and IT Director at Eidos commented.“With completely revamped graphics, the Peruvian sections of the mobile game are now more akin to the latest console version of Anniversary, so mobile gamers are in for a treat.”

The game is being developed by FinBlade, a new British Development Studio.“I can think of no better game to be working on as the debut title for our new studio” said John Chasey, President of FinBlade,“I’m looking forward to Tomb Raider: Anniversary being a huge hit just like the original titles were.”

The game boasts fifteen levels of action; featuring spike traps, walls of flame, devious puzzles and deadly foes– plus there will be four game modes available on selected handsets

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary for mobile will be released from December 2007.

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*Emily Britt: Communications Manager: New Media, Eidos Interactive

emilyb@eidos.co.uk

Tel: +44 7810 836 941 or + 44 208 636 3383

*David Bancroft– Naked Ape PR

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*Gavin Spicer– Naked Ape PR

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About Eidos New Media

Eidos New Media is a division of Eidos Interactive Ltd, created in 2003 to focus on emerging platforms and technologies. The division has successfully launched award-winning mobile games based on a number of Eidos’ intellectual properties including: Tomb Raider, Hitman, Championship Manager, and Thief along with a host of other licensed titles. Eidos New Media also distributes games through digital distribution via its own sites and partner channels as either individual consumer downloads or subscription services. In 2007 Eidos New Media acquired mobile development and content providers Rockpool Games, Ironstone Partners and SoGoPlay, online distribution specialist Bluefish Media and award-winning mobile and casual games developer Morpheme Game Studios to strengthen internal company resource and expertise.

About Eidos Interactive Ltd

Eidos Interactive Ltd is part of SCi Entertainment Group Plc (SEG) one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software. Eidos consists of publishing operations across Europe and the US and several development studios including Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive, Beautiful Game Studios, Eidos Studios Hungary, Eidos Sweden and Pivotal Games. The Group has a valuable combined portfolio of intellectual property including: Tomb Raider, Hitman, Deus Ex, Championship Manager, Carmageddon, Battlestations: Midway, the Conflict series and Just Cause.


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