Eidos Announces Development Deal With Guerrilla
San Francisco, CA (October 28th, 2003)- Eidos Inc. (NASDAQ: EIDSY), one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, today announced it has signed a development deal with Guerrilla. Formerly known as Lost Boys Games, Guerrilla is developing a 3rd person action game for Eidos which will be released on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and PC in summer 2004.
Dave Rose, director of European development at Eidos says, "Eidos is always looking to work with the best developers and Guerrilla fit the bill perfectly. They are one of Europe's most talented new development teams and the massive anticipation surrounding Killzone, their recently announced title for Sony Computer Entertainment, is testament to this. We are very excited about the potential of this new game."
Martin de Ronde, commercial director of Guerrilla says, "Our strategy as an independent developer revolves around working with publishing partners that are able to help us build original property into strong worldwide franchises. Eidos has consistently proven its ability over the past couple of years and its clear vision for this new property further assures us that Eidos is a perfect fit for Guerrilla's latest game project."
Eidos plc is one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software. Eidos develops and publishes a diverse mix of titles for the PC, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo GameCube(tm) and the Xbox. For more information on Eidos and its products visit http://www.eidos.com
Guerrilla specialises in the creation of videogames for leading platforms. Formerly known as Lost Boys games, the company was founded at the beginning of 2000 as the result of a merger between three established Dutch game developers. By combining experienced staff with outstanding technology and innovative game concepts, the studio was launched with the vision of becoming one of the top 10 independent developers in the European games industry. Guerrilla is part of the Media Republic group and is based in central Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Reported by: Philip Roland