Eidos delivers classic quirky platformer for mobile phones
Redwood City, Calif. -- Sep 11, 2007 -- Eidos Interactive, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, is set to release Crystal Dynamic's popular game Pandemonium on mobile devices throughout North America. Developed by Ideaworks, the mobile version faithfully recreates the 1997 game, complete with a 3D in-game camera, choice of characters, 18 beautifully designed 3D worlds, and easy to use controls.
Pandemonium stars the hilarious combo of Nikki and Fargus; Nikki is a wizard-in-training with quick reflexes, a quicker wit and a propensity for acrobatics. Fargus is a slightly deranged jester with an even more deranged puppet sidekick called Sid. Other characters complete the fray, each offering different traits for the player to master. Levels will load by episode to allow players a seamless experience with a huge variety of environments, fast-paced gameplay, and challenging boss fights.
"Pandemonium represents a whole new level of gaming experience on mobile phones," says Dave Clark, vice president of New Business Development at Eidos "The graphics remain strikingly faithful to the original game on console and, as levels load while you play, gamers will enjoy a seamless gaming experience. This is head and shoulders above what most people imagine when they think of games for the phone."
Originally developed and published by Crystal Dynamics, Pandemonium has already become a successful title on several gaming platforms including the PlayStation ? game console, SEGA Saturn TM , PC, and Nokia N-Gage TM , with combined sales to date of over 1.5 million units.
Pandemonium is currently available for BREW-enabled handsets.
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, Conflict:Denied Ops and Highlander.
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