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[ June 27th 2003 ]

Eidos plc, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, today confirms that Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness, successfully launched in the US on PS2 on 20th June. Initial feedback from retailers and consumers has been positive with shipments to date in line with management's expectations. The PC game version for the US and European markets will launch during week commencing 30th June.

The Company is currently in the final stages of approval for the multi-language versions of the European PS2 game. As the Company's financial year-end is June 30, it is now apparent that while some units may ship within the current financial year, up to one million units may ship in July - the first month of the next financial year. This has led the Board to significantly reduce its expectations for profit before tax for the financial year ending June 30, 2003.

The release delay is not expected to impact the overall estimated sales for the title. The Board believes that the Company will meet, in aggregate, market expectations for the financial years ending June 30, 2003 and 2004. The Company continues to enjoy a strong cash position with net cash balances of over GBP40 million. The game will benefit from the launch of the Tomb Raider film sequel, "The Cradle of Life", scheduled for release by Paramount Pictures on July 25 in the US and on August 22 in Europe.

Eidos also confirms that it successfully launched, ahead of schedule, its Italian Job game in the US on June 24th to tie in with the recently released new Italian Job film in the US and maximise that game's commercial potential. The game has initially been published on PS2 and Xbox with early shipments again in line with management's expectations.

Eidos intends to announce preliminary results for the year to June 30, 2003 on September 4, but will provide a further trading statement as soon as is practicable in order to keep shareholders fully informed of the expected outcome for the current financial year.

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