1251. Tomb Raider Chronicles - EIDOS SOARS ON CREST OF BUYOUT NOD
Shares in video-game publisher Eidos have climbed 14% during morning trade with analysts speculating interest from SCi responsible for the up-turn in market capital. This weekend Bloomberg.com reported SCi Entertainment Group was currently carrying out due diligence and is likely to make a formal offer for Eidos this week. Some analysts are speculating SCi has been unmasked as the mysterious suitor Eidos quoted in the company's recent interim results ending December 2004.
Last Updated: Mar 21, 2005
1252. Tomb Raider Chronicles - VENTURE CAPITALIST FIRM EYES UP EIDOS
Online analyst Market Watch notes that a report in the Times of London has indicated $2.5 billion California venture capital firm Francisco Partners is considering making a bid for Britain's biggest computer game-maker and creator of the Lara Croft Tomb Raider titles, Eidos plc. Numerous suitors have been tapped as likely acquirers of the British publishing house, including UBI SOFT, EA and more recently Rupert Murdock's News Corp empire. Eidos has a further ten days to secure a buy-out offer before a golden parachute tendered by Royal Bank of Scotland expires.
Last Updated: Mar 18, 2005
1253. Tomb Raider Chronicles - TOMB RAIDER FIREFALL MEDIA UPDATE
Another Hollywood big-screen adventure comes to life this season at Paramount's Kings Dominion with the addition of TOMB RAIDER: FIREFALL, a new multi-sensory attraction for 2005. This new adventure brings the danger, excitement and mystery you love from the Eidos Interactive action games and the blockbuster films Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life starring Angelina Jolie.
Last Updated: Mar 16, 2005
1254. Tomb Raider Chronicles - TOMB RAIDER 7 MAY DEBUT ON XBOX 2
As noted in Eidos' Interim Results for the Six Month Period ended 31 December 2004 and Strategic Review update published last week, Tomb Raider 7 may debut on Microsoft's next generation games console, XBOX 2. Tomb Raider 7, currently being developed by U.S. developer Crystal Dynamics, and Hitman Blood Money was also pushed back to Y06 following a rescheduling of titles originally planned to debut Q4 2005.
Last Updated: Mar 16, 2005
1255. Tomb Raider Chronicles - DOLBY DIGITAL HDTV AOD ONLINE DEBUT
Lara Croft Tomb Raider The Angel Of Darkness never achieved the critical acclaim Eidos had hoped, even though developer Core Design approached the project on a grand scale usually only reserved by the motion picture industry. The Angel Of Darkness burst onto the PC and Playstation 2 console in 2002 propelled to the scene by a torrent of promotional media, led by a very special Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound trailer announcing the return of Lara Croft.
Last Updated: Mar 14, 2005