'TOMB RAIDER LEGEND'
CONFIRMED FOR E3
Copyright 2005 Eidos plc
[ April 28th 2005 ]
plc, one of the world's leading publishers and
developers of entertainment software, today announces
four of its key titles to be unveiled at this
year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los
Angeles, California on May 18-20, 2005. Eidos
games will be featured by exclusive appointment
marks the unveiling of the latest installments
of three of the industry's most successful franchises
in addition to a first glimpse of two of the most
iconic characters, Lara Croft and Agent 47," said
Paul Baldwin, Vice President of Marketing, Eidos.
"The Tomb Raider, Hitman and Commandos franchises
make highly anticipated returns featuring new
engines and dramatically enhanced gameplay features.
Additionally, Eidos will be presenting 25 To Life
the first to market urban shooter featuring timeless
Cops and Robbers gameplay."
Croft Tomb Raider: Legend
gaming's leading lady returns backed by an all
new developer, engine, look and gameplay. Lara
Croft Tomb Raider: Legend is grounded in the series'
tomb raiding roots and built to challenge even
the most accomplished serial adventurer. Eidos
and Crystal Dynamics shaped Lara's look and movements
to be an inherent extension of her skills, motivation
and personality. An arsenal of modern equipment,
such as a magnetic grappling device, binoculars,
frag grenades, personal lighting device and communications
equipment, allows gamers to experience tomb raiding
as never before. New character animations and
controls allow her to move through stunning environments
with grace and precision, while an understanding
of the game's original appeal reinvigorates the
fundamental explore-and-solve adventure experience.
Tomb Raider: Legend is slated for release on the
PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Windows
PC and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft.
deadliest assassin, Agent 47, is back and this
time he's paid in cold, hard cash. How the money
is spent will affect his passage through the game
and the weapons at his disposal, resulting in
a unique gameplay experience for each player.
In Hitman: Blood Money, Agent 47 finds himself
in the midst of a war between two rival contract
agencies. When assassins from his contract agency,
the ICA, are systematically eliminated in a series
of hits, it seems a larger, more powerful agency
has entered the fray. Suddenly, Agent 47 loses
contact with the ICA. Sensing that he may be the
next target, he travels to America where he attempts
to carry on with business as usual. Powered by
a new version of IO-Interactive's stunning Glacier
engine, Hitman: Blood Money will deliver the most
brutal and realistic simulation of the life of
a merciless assassin. The game will be available
on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system,
Windows PC and the Xbox® video game system from
Life is an urban action third person shooter and
the first true cops and robbers game to hit the
market. Players choose their side and delve into
intense online gameplay for up to 16 players,
as well as a rich single player experience. Witness
the gritty lifestyles of police task forces or
strive to survive as a criminal fighting your
way out of the streets. Players can fully customize
their own law enforcement or criminal characters
with the latest gear and take them online to battle
for their turf in an array of different play modes.
Urban youth culture veteran, P. Frank Williams
lends his talents to 25 To Life with his involvement
in writing not only the game's deep single player
story, but also all in-game dialogue. As an internationally
recognized journalist, TV producer, author and
commentator, P. Frank Williams brings a level
of legitimacy to 25 To Life that is essential
for an authentic urban experience. The game will
be available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment
system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft
and the Windows PC.
new direction for the multi-million selling series,
Commandos Strike Force takes you right into the
heart of the action from a first person perspective.
Gamers will take control of the three members
of the Strike Force unit, each with their own
play style. Switch between the Green Beret, always
at the heart of the action with his expertise
in combat and the use of heavy weaponry; the Sniper
with his nerves of steel and expert marksmanship;
and the Spy, stealthily striking at the heart
of the enemy. However, it is your choice how you
execute plans of attack by using the Commandos'
unique skills. Set in war torn Europe amid the
backdrop of World War II, you must take your highly
trained group on a series of daring missions,
deep behind enemy lines in France, Norway and
Russia. Taking control of a Nazi-occupied town,
freeing French Resistance prisoners and kidnapping
a general are a few of the large range of missions.
In addition to a compelling single player campaign,
the game features a variety of online multiplayer