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Eidos New Media announces first title exclusively for Microsoft XBLA®

GEON: emotions

Eidos New Media, part of Eidos Interactive, one of the world’s leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, has teamed up with Strawdog Studios to develop its first title exclusively for Microsoft Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA), GEON: emotions will be available later this Summer.

High octane visuals, with a fast and slick sound track to match, GEON: emotions is a psychedelic, pick-up-and-play game of rapidly changing tactics. Playing as one of eight emotions– Rage, Passion, Fear, Envy, Rapture, Courage, Bliss or Melancholy– players must race to collect pellets and score goals, using power-ups and their‘emotional’ strengths and weaknesses.

There are three single player modes: Duel, Time Attack and Mini Games, and three multiplayer modes for up to four players: Duel, Team Geon and Last Man Standing and a huge selection of different arenas to get pulses racing.

“GEON: emotions is our first title for Xbox Live Arcade and we’re really proud of it,” said Simon Protheroe, New Media and IT Director at Eidos.“It’s the perfect mix of fun, action and head-to-head competition which works so well on Live Arcade.”

Contenders will need passion to overcome their fear in order to rage towards the bliss of victory. Do you have the courage to look melancholy in the eye, give a rapturous performance and become the envy of all as the Master of Geon?

Geon is a game that will appear on your Xbox Live Arcade this summer. It’s going to be emotional…

Visit Geon’s official website - http://www.useyouremotion.com

Visit Geon’s MySpace page - GEON: emotions

About Eidos New Media

Eidos New Media is a division of Eidos Interactive Ltd, created in 2003 to focus on emerging platforms and technologies. The division has successfully launched award-winning mobile games based on a number of Eidos’ intellectual properties including: Tomb Raider, Hitman, Championship Manager, and Thief along with a host of other licensed titles. Eidos New Media also distributes games through digital distribution via its own sites and partner channels as either individual consumer downloads or subscription services. In 2007 Eidos New Media acquired mobile development and content providers Rockpool Games, Ironstone Partners and SoGoPlay, online distribution specialist Bluefish Media and award-winning mobile and casual games developer Morpheme Game Studios to strengthen internal company resource and expertise.

About Eidos Interactive Ltd

Eidos Interactive Ltd is part of SCi Entertainment Group Plc (SEG) one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software. Eidos consists of publishing operations across Europe and the US and several development studios including Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive, Beautiful Game Studios, Eidos Studios Hungary, Eidos Sweden and Pivotal Games. The Group has a valuable combined portfolio of intellectual property including: Tomb Raider, Hitman, Deus Ex, Championship Manager, Carmageddon, Battlestations: Midway, the Conflict series and Just Cause.

Some of the titles currently in development include: Kane&Lynch: Dead Men, Crossfire and Highlander.

Please visit www.eidos.com for more information.

For further information please contact

Gavin Spicer or Jools Moore

Naked Ape PR

gavin@naked-ape.co.uk / jools@naked-ape.co.uk

07779 612 982 / 0771 773 4606

About Strawdog Studios Ltd.

Derby, UK based Strawdog Studios undertakes outsource development work as well as designing and developing original IP for next gen consoles, handhelds and PC. The company was founded in 2003 by industry veterans Paul Smith (Managing Director), Simon Morris (Technical Director) and Joe Lewis (Creative Director). The management team was further bolstered in 2005 with the appointment of Derek Pettigrew (Development Director). Additional business development support is supplied by Dan Marchant (Obscure Consultancy– www.obscure.co.uk)

Strawdogs Press Contact: Dan Marchant ( dan.marchant@strawdogstudios.com)

Geon: Emotions was part financed by EM Media, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund. ( www.em-media.org.uk). Geon: Emotions is copyright 2007 Strawdog Studios Ltd

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