Copyright 2002 Eidos Interactive Press Release

[ May 17th 2002 ]

Free Radical Design, developer of the highly successful and critically acclaimed PlayStation 2 launch title TimeSplitters, announces TimeSplitters 2 on PlayStation 2, to be published by Eidos Interactive. TimeSplitters 2 will improve on the original in every conceivable way. The game offers a more involving single player and co-operative story mode, featuring a complex narrative with multiple objective-based episodes and superbly animated cut-scenes.

The game engine has been extensively upgraded to accommodate bigger, better backgrounds and special graphical effects while still providing the distinctive smooth fast paced action of the original. A completely rewritten animation system incorporating inverse kinematics brings even more lifelike movement and dynamism to a new collection of 'loveable rogue' characters. TimeSplitters 2 will retain the unique MapMaker in an enhanced form which opens up even more potential for user customised game scenarios. The multiplayer mayhem of the original will be back but TimeSplitters 2 further extends the possibilities with I-Link support allowing multiple consoles to be linked together.

Mike McGarvey, CEO of Eidos says: "Free Radical Design demonstrated with TimeSplitters that they are one of the world's leading development teams. To say we are excited about TimeSplitters 2 would be a massive understatement." David Doak, Managing Director of Free Radical Design says: "With TimeSplitters we were just finding our feet, now we can go to town and show people what we're really capable of doing - TimeSplitters 2 will be an exceptional game."

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