Friday 25th July/... Eidos Interactive, creator of some of the world’s leading videogame properties, today announces that Summer Athletics, an all-new sports title featuring over 25 of the most popular summer sport disciplines, launches in the UK on 15th August on Xbox 360®, PlayStation® 2 and PC, as well as being the first realistic summer athletic sports simulation for the Nintendo Wii™.
Offering an abundance of sun-drenched athletic antics, armchair contenders can prove their skills in over 25 summer sporting disciplines including sprinting, hurdles, cycling, archery, javelin, hammer throwing, swimming and diving. To celebrate the forthcoming release of Summer Athletics, Eidos is excited to showcase the first trailer video.
Summer Athletics is an action-packed multi-player sporting adventure for the whole family, featuring a character editor, lifelike 3D graphics, realistic athlete animations and an impressive‘life-like’ stadium atmosphere.
Providing a variety of difficulty levels across two gaming modes, arcade and career, Summer Athletics will prove to be addictive fun for both experienced and casual gamers alike.
“We’re really excited about the release of Summer Athletics, especially as it is the first realistic summer sports simulation for the Nintendo Wii and will tie in with the major sporting events occurring this summer.” Jon Brooke, Head of UK Marketing for Eidos.“It will provide hours of fun gaming for a wide audience and should really capture the mood of the summer.”
Bring the sporting action to your home this summer, with Summer Athletics available on Nintendo Wii™, Xbox 360®, PlayStation® 2 and PC - on sale from 15th August 2008.
About Eidos Interactive Limited
Eidos Interactive Ltd is part of SCi Entertainment Group Plc (SEG) creators of some of the world's leading videogame properties. Eidos consists of offices across Europe and the US and several development studios including Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive, Beautiful Game Studios and Eidos Montreal. The Group has a valuable combined portfolio of intellectual property including: Tomb Raider, Hitman, Deus Ex, Championship Manager and Just Cause.
About dtp entertainment AG
Summer Athletics© 2008 dtp entertainment AG. All rights reserved. Developed by 49Games GmbH. Summer Athletics and its logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of dtp entertainment AG in Germany and/or other countries. All company names, brand names, trademarks and logos are the property of their respective owners.
49Games was founded at the beginning of 2004 by industry veterans Peter Cukierski, Florian Knappe, Thomas Mahlke, and Dierk Ohlerich (all formerly with VCC Entertainment) and Jan-
Hendrik Ohl as CEO. Their business area is the development and publication of entertainment software for PCs and video-game consoles. 49Games can rely on their proprietors’ and employees many years of experience in the software entertainment industry.