25 To Life Announced

Eidos and Highway 1 Productions announced today 25 To Life for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. The game is under development at Avalanche Software and will hit the shelves in spring 2005. "Set in the heart of today's cities, 25 To Life places gamers in the gritty reality of both police task forces and hardcore street gangsters. Fighting your way up the ranks is the only way to survive on the streets. Nailing perps will get you promoted. Gamers are offered a myriad of choices along the way like busting out of prison or infiltrating the inner sanctum of a drug lord's mansion". If you want to find out more about the game and its multiplayer component just press 'read more' - screenshots served.
EIDOS PASSES SENTENCE AND YOU'RE FACING "25 TO LIFE"! Eidos, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, in conjunction with Highway 1 Productions, takes an unrelenting look at urban street crime in its upcoming action video game 25 To Life. 25 To Life is being developed by Avalanche Software and will be available for PlayStation 2 and Xbox in spring 2005. "25 To Life integrates the essence of cops and robbers with the attitude and lifestyle of street culture," says Kevin Gill, global brand manager at Eidos. "The open, urban environments, high-stakes multiplayer gameplay, and in-depth hip hop soundtrack not only brings the streets to the online space for the first time...25 To Life IS the streets!" Set in the heart of today's cities, 25 To Life places gamers in the gritty reality of both police task forces and hardcore street gangsters. Fighting your way up the ranks is the only way to survive on the streets. Nailing perps will get you promoted. Gamers are offered a myriad of choices along the way like busting out of prison or infiltrating the inner sanctum of a drug lord's mansion. Either way, street knowledge will be put to the test as gamers must establish and defend their turf or uphold the law. 25 To Life delivers intense online multiplayer gameplay for up to 16 players, as well as a rich and compelling single player experience. Complete USB Headset support lets players conspire with gamers from around the world. The highly interactive urban environments deliver a superior and realistic street life experience. "Avalanche is excited to be working with such talented partners in developing this game," said John Blackburn of Avalanche Software. "The contributions of Eidos and Highway 1 have been critical in the creation of the vision and realisation of 25 To Life." 25 To Life's fully customisable character system gives gamers the freedom to define their character's look and style. The player's status and online rankings increase by earning gear and outfitting themselves with the latest threads from today's hottest street-wear. The robust weapons arsenal includes both lethal and non-lethal ways to take down opponents. Depending on the side of the law gamers choose to play on, access will be given to either the proper police weaponry or illicit street weapons. Additionally, 25 To Life will offer a cutting edge hip-hop soundtrack featuring undeniable rap classics as well as the best of current and breaking artists. About Eidos Eidos plc is one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software with a diverse mix of titles for the PC, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo GameCubeTM and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. For more information on Eidos and its products visit www.eidos.com About Hwy 1 Productions, Inc. Hwy 1 Productions, Inc. is the interactive entertainment industry's premier independent production company, specializing in design and management of high-quality video game titles for publishers in the console and online gaming market. More information on Hwy 1 Productions can be found at www.hwy1productions.com About Avalanche Software, LC Avalanche Software, LC is one of the world's leading independent video game developers specializing in creating games for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo GameCubeTM and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft. For more information, visit www.AvalancheSoftware.com.

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