Copyright 2002 Eidos Interactive Press Release

[ May 21st 2002 ]

Eidos Interactive, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, today announced that the highly anticipated, action/adventure game TimeSplitters 2 is confirmed to support PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system's online technology. In addition, the game will be showcased in the dedicated PlayStation 2 online themed area during E3. TimeSplitters 2 is currently under development by Free Radical Design of Nottingham, England and is scheduled to release with full online support in Fall 2002.

During E3, gamers can experience the first-person thrills and action of TimeSplitters 2 in the PlayStation 2 online themed area. Gamers will have the opportunity to battle online multiplayer style with opponents at a separate remote location. TimeSplitters 2 further extends its multiplayer possibilities with I-Link support allowing multiple consoles and players to be linked together. "We are very pleased that TimeSplitters 2 is one of the selected titles dedicated to showcasing the PlayStation 2 system's online technology at E3," says Paul Baldwin, vice president of marketing at Eidos Interactive. "The original TimeSplitters is still recognized as offering the best multiplayer experience on the PlayStation 2, so it comes as no surprise that the sequel will extend that multiplayer brilliance online."

"TimeSplitters 2 is an ideal property to take online and we are pleased to have the title exclusively on the PlayStation 2 platform," said Andrew House, senior vice president, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "Eidos has captured the spirit of the console-based, first-person shooter experience, and the addition of multi-player online gaming adds a new dimension to the product. We feel that fans of this genre will be pleased with the advancements presented in TimeSplitters 2."

TimeSplitters 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed, first-person shooter TimeSplitters. The game boasts a highly involved single player and co-operative story modes, featuring complex narratives with multiple objective-based episodes and superbly animated cut-scenes. The game engine has been extensively upgraded to accommodate bigger, incredibly detailed environments and special effects, while still providing the distinctively smooth, fast-paced action that the series is known for. TimeSplitters 2 offers a completely rewritten animation system incorporating inverse kinematics bringing even more lifelike and dynamic movement to a new collection of motley renegade characters.

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