EIDOS PLC ANNOUNCES
THE OSIRIS CODEX
Copyright 2003 Eidos Interactive Press Release
[ August 18th 2003 ]
one of the world's leading publishers and developers
of entertainment software, announces that Lara
Croft is coming to the world's biggest gaming
platform with Tomb Raider: The Osiris Codex. The
game has been developed by mobile games studio
iomo for Java-enabled mobile phones. Tomb Raider:
The Osiris Codex will be released in three parts,
starting with 'The Osiris Codex' in the U.S. and
Europe this autumn. It will be available through
soon to be announced network operators and will
feature heavily in their autumn marketing campaigns.
has been created as a side-scrolling platform
game. Lara can perform all of her signature moves,
such as running, jumping, crouching and climbing.
As she progresses, Lara can pick up useful items
and store them in her inventory for later use.
She can also push and pull certain items within
the game, to gain access to otherwise unreachable
areas. Lara will of course, have her trademark
pistols to hand for when the going gets tough.
on the game and networks will be available from
the game's web site at www.tombraidermobile.com.
The following Java-enabled mobile phones with
colour screens will be supported: Sharp GX10,
GX20, Nokia 3650, 7650, 7210, 6200 and Motorola
T720. John Chasey, managing director of iomo says:
"Lara Croft is quite simply the biggest star of
the video games world. We are delighted to extend
our relationship with Eidos and bring Tomb Raider
to mobile phones and a potential audience of millions
of new gamers around the world."
Protheroe, Eidos' technical director says: "We
wanted to work with a developer who we felt understood
the franchise and could translate Lara's world
onto mobile technology as sympathetically as possible.
Iomo have proven they understand the technology
and have created a valuable new addition to the
Tomb Raider franchise."