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[ April 3rd 2003 ]

Sold Out has confirmed that it has signed an agreement with Eidos to extend its exclusive deal to release their titles as part of its 4.99 super-budget range for PC. The extended deal will see 13 new Eidos titles added to the range, which will be released over the duration of the next 12 months.

Sold Out and Eidos have worked closely together since the formation of the Sold Out label. Eidos is widely recognised as one of the most innovative and well respected full price publishers, and game series such as Tomb Raider, Commandos, and the legendary Championship Manager have all attained huge success as both full-price titles and as part of the Sold Out 4.99 stable.

The titles covered by the deal are perfect examples of Eidos' commitment to creating varied and ground-breaking PC games and are guaranteed even more success as they make their super-budget debuts. Leading the line is Tomb Raider : Chronicles, the fifth outing for the iconic Lara Croft. Chronicles is ably supported by Gangsters 2, Blood Omen 2 and Soul Reaver 2, with Commandos 2: Men of Courage following at the beginning of next year.

Championship Manager Season 00/01 will also be released towards the end of the year, joining its phenomenally successful predecessors on the 4.99 label. Completing the roster of new additions are Anachronox, Hitman: Codename 47, Project Eden, Project IGI, Startopia, Frontline Attack : War over Europe and Three Kingdoms: Fate of the Dragon. Confirmed release dates will be announced shortly, and each game will feature Sold Out's .Now installation and online support software.

"Our previous agreements with Eidos have been pivotal in establishing Sold Out as the premier super-budget provider," commented Managing Director Garry Williams. "To date, Eidos titles released under the Sold Out banner have sold just under 2m copies, and we are delighted to extend our deal with such an influential and successful publisher. This is also just the first of many deals that we are working on to ensure that Sold Out remains untouchable in its field."

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