LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 23, 2004-- Eidos (LSE: EID.L - News; NASDAQ: EIDSY - News), one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, announces it has secured the distribution rights to LEGO Star Wars with Giant Interactive Entertainment Ltd for all countries except Japan. The game will be released in April 2005 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, PC and Game Boy® Advance.
LEGO Star Wars combines two childhood favourites, LEGO and Star Wars®, to create an innovative and exciting action-adventure title designed for young gamers. The game is based on The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and the eagerly awaited Star Wars®: Episode III Revenge of the Sith(TM), slated for worldwide release in May 2005.
Under an agreement between LucasArts and Giant Interactive Ltd, LEGO Star Wars is currently being developed by Traveller's Tales for the PlayStation2, Xbox and PC. Amaze Entertainment is developing the Game Boy Advance version.
Mike McGarvey, CEO of Eidos says:
"This signing of a title with such wide spread appeal and recognition is a major coup for Eidos. We look forward to working with Giant on maximising the game's potential."
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 GameCube(TM) and the Xbox(TM) video game system from Microsoft. For more information on Eidos and its products visit www.eidos.com.
Based in Beaconsfield, England, Giant Interactive Entertainment Ltd is the only publisher to specialise in computer and video games for young gamers and their families. LEGO Star Wars(TM) is Giant's first step on the road to becoming the leading publisher in this market.
About The LEGO Company:
The LEGO Company is a privately held, family-owned company, based in Billund, Denmark. The Company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials for children, employing approximately 8,000 people globally. The LEGO Company is committed to the development of children's creative and imaginative abilities, and its employees are guided by the motto adopted in the 1930s by the founder Ole Kirk Christiansen: "Only the best is good enough."
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